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Christine Ipsen is Professor in Technology Implementationat DTU Engineering Technology

My key research interests are organizational behavior, occupational health, and management.

In my work, I aim at developing new knowledge and reframe the way we think about management of work. As industry and research has advanced knowledge to develop sustainable solutions while ensuring economic growth, less attention has been paid to sustainable work and how to ensure well-being while securing performance. With new ways of working including hybrid-remote work, there is a need for new knowledge about how to combine different fields to develop new knowledge about how managers, organisations and stakeholders can ensure sustainable work that attends to both well-being and performance in tandem. 

Over the years I have specialized in interventions in knowledge work to ensure productivity and well-being in tandem and have written a large number of publications about participatory interventions in knowledge work. I have co-developed the Fish-Bone method, a participatory tool to explore what creates enthusiam and strain at a workplace and an Evaluation tool, to continuously evaluate the progress of an intervention and implementation of changes.   

Christine Ipsen is:

- Visiting Senior Fellow at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

- Co-editor of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management

- Member of the Editiorial Board of Safety Science.

- Affiliated with University of Massachusetts- Lowell, US and the Center for Promotion of Health in New England Workplacees (CPH-NEW).

- Vice-chair of the Scandinavian Academy of Industrial Engineering and Management - www.scaiem.org.

- From 2012 -2016 she was head of the PhD school of DTU MAN.

Christine Ipsen is masters of Science (2001) and received her PhD (2007) for her study of the characteristics of knowledge work and how to develop the workprocesses to ensure improved well-being. 


Research interest:

Sustainable management - managing organizational performance and employee well-being in tandem

Implementation of new technologies and the effect on our work,  how it is managed and our well-being and performance

Interventions and organizational change 

- Intervention leadership 

- Design of participatory tools 

- Organizational design

Development of work processes in knowledge work

Knowledge work and Knowledge management

Distance management and work


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Christine Ipsen is Professor at DTU Engineering Technology at the Technical University of Denmark.

She is specialized in development of knowledge work to ensure producitivity and well-being and has written a large number of publications about participatory interventions in knowledge work, knowledge sharing and knowledge management.

Her research adresses the needs of managers and employees in knowledge intensive work and advances the knowledge about the how to develop knowledge work, processes and management based on in-house tacit and explicit knowledge and the challenges and benefits it causes in the effort to ensure productivity and well-being. 

In 2012 shed became head of the DTU Management Engineering PhD school. Christine is masters of Science (2001) and received her PhD (2007) for her study of the characteristics of knowledge work.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

M.Sc. and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


External positions

Assistant Professor, Technical University of Denmark

1 May 2008 → …

Post Doc, Technical University of Denmark


Tilsynsførende, Arbejdstilsynet

Aug 2006May 2007

Ph.d.student, Technical University of Denmark

Feb 2002Aug 2006


  • User defined:
  • Knowledge management
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Organizational Design
  • Organizational interventions
  • Organizational Development
  • Psycho-social working life
  • Work-related stress


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