Research – University of Copenhagen


  • The Rigshospital Perinatal Cohort, 1959–61. Research programme that aims to investigate the influence of prenatal and perinatal factors on health and lifespan development. (Erik Lykke Mortensen)
  • Longitudinal studies of the Glostrup 1914 Cohort. This cohort has participated in follow-up studies in 1964, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2004. The psychological research programme focuses on cognitive functioning in individuals aged 50–90 years. (Erik Lykke Mortensen)
  • The influence of genes, family environment and individual environment on health-related personality and intellectual functioning. Twin study. (Erik Lykke Mortensen)
  • Danish-American project on maternal lifestyle during pregnancy and offspring’s cognitive/intellectual development, based on 1,783 mother-child pairs selected from the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC). The primary aim of this large-scale study is to assess the association between maternal lifestyle during pregnancy and the offspring’s neurobehavioral development at age 5. (Erik Lykke Mortensen) Within this study, a PhD project will analyse levels of maternal alcohol intake during pregnancy, and its effects on executive functions and behaviour when the children are five years old. (Åshild Skogerbø)
  • E12 Project. An open, naturalistic study of the efficacy of psycho-dynamic psychotherapy in a psychotherapeutic outpatient clinic, Bispebjerg Hospital. (Hans Henrik Jensen, Erik Lykke Mortensen).
  • Treatment of eating disorders (bulimia) evaluated on the basis of three different psychological treatment methods/therapies. (Hans Henrik Jensen).
  • Odense Project. An open, naturalistic study of the efficacy of individual psychoanalytical therapy in private psychiatric practice. (Hans Henrik Jensen).
  • Diazepam Project. A psychological and psychophysiological study of the effect of diazepam on cognitive performance and on the learning and retention of conditioned emotional response. (Hans Henrik Jensen).
  • Studies on the relationship between stress and neural plasticity, and studies of stress-induced brain changes: significance for the development of post-traumatic stress syndrome. (Gitta Wörtwein)
  • BioScaRT (Biomolecular scaffolding of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters). (Gitta Wörtwein)
  • The importance of muscarine receptors for drug addiction. (Gitta Wörtwein).
  • The neurobiological basis for affective illness: a study of neuropeptides, neurotropical factors and neuronal cell generation in genetic and behavioural models of vulnerability to stress and depression. The effects of prevention and treatment with Citalopram and Nortriptyline. (Gitta Wörtwein)
  • The public health effects of pornography consumption. (Gert Martin Hald)
  • Various research projects based on the database of members of the q500 website. (Gert Martin Hald)
  • Receptivity to sexual invitations and implications. (Gert Martin Hald)
  • Effects of sexological treatment on sexual dysfunctions. (Gert Martin Hald)
  • Epidemiological studies of risk factors for HIV risk behaviour and alternative public health intervention programmes. (Gert Martin Hald)