I received my basic nursing education at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital in 1983, Master of Science in Nursing at Aarhus University in 1996, and PhD in Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in 2003. My clinical work was in Copenhagen, Hawaii, and San Francisco (1983-1995) in cardiac, thoracic, burns, neuro and general intensive care units and completed my CCRN in San Francisco. Since 1996 I have been active in research. My research program has focused on the wellbeing and recovery of intensive care patients during admission and recovery. My particular areas of interest are sedation, mechanical ventilator weaning, patient experiences, family care, ICU diaries, ICU follow-up consultations, ICU environment modifications, as well as symptoms and condition such as pain, sleep, agitation, and delirium. I co-founded and chaired the Nordic Association for Intensive Care Nursing Research (NOFI) and have collaborated in a number of studies and trials internationally.