Christine E. Swane
Director and Head of Research, EGV Foundation
Born 1960, MA Cultural Sociology, Ph.d on the subject of 'Living with Dementia', University of Copenhagen.
For more than 30 years, Christine has been engaged in research and information on gerontology. She has been director of EGV Foundation and Head of Research since 2006. Before then, she was Head of:
- Professional Master's Programme in Rehabilitation, University of Southern Denmark (2004-2006)
- Institute of Gerontology, Copenhagen (1998-2004)
- Danish Knowledge Center on Ageing (1998-2000)
In her work, Christine delivers insight into older people's perception of everyday life, and what it is like to grow old in terms of dementia, loneliness and the need for socializing in old age. Her expertise also includes insight into everyday life of the 100+. Her engagement includes involvement of families and professionals in the lives of vulnerable older people - and insight into society's prevailing ideas about old age.
Christine E. Swane is an expert member of various boards, committees and panels in which she offers answers to questions about older people and society.
Christine was Secretary-General of the Nordic Gerontology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012. She is a member of Danish Gerontological Society's board of directors and the Gerontology editorial board.