Karen Søgaard received the M.S. degree in physical education from the August Krogh Institute, University of Copenhagen and at the same institution she pursued a Ph.D. degree in human physiology in 1994. She spent 8 months as a Research Fellow at the Department of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada in 1995 and in 2001 5 months at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney, Australia. Currently, she holds a Professorship in sports and health sciences at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Her main field of competence is human exercise physiology with focus on muscle mechanics, metabolism, fatigue, and pain, especially in the upper extremity. She has around 100 original papers in international peer-reviewed scientific journals, is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology and International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, and has served as an Elected Council Member in ISB and currently in the ISEK council. She is involved in experiments focused on kinetics, biofeedback, motor coordination, and muscle fatigue in humans and the relation to musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation. Recently, she has mainly been involved in large randomized controlled trial interventions focused on physical activity as prevention and rehabilitation for musculoskeletal disorders.
Biography Updated on 17 October 2011