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Institute of Sports Science & Clinical Biomechanics
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M
Tel. +45 6550 3457 -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Froberg Karsten

Current position
2007 - Head of Centre of Research in Childhood Health (RICH - www.sdu.dk/rich ), University of Southern Denmark
1996 PhD equivalent, University of Southern Denmark
1972  Exam.scient., Sports Science and Physical Education, University of Southern Denmark, Odense 
1970 Diploma in Sports Science, National Institute of Physical Education, Copenhagen
1966 School Teacher, Teacher Trainer Colleges Vordingborg
2009 The European Network for Sports Sciences, Education & Employment (ENSSEE) award for outstanding merits and services 
2008 Research Fellow (FECCS), the European College of Sport Science 
2008 EU ERASMUS award for running EU supported international educational programs
Administrative and scientific duties
2010 External consultant for the Icelandic Research Council.
2007 - External consultant for The Rome University ‘Foro Italico’. 
2005-2011 External consultant for the Swedish Ministry of Education. 
2004-2012 External consultant of the Portuguese Research Council. 
2004-05 External consultant of the Swiss Sports Science Research Council. 
2003-07 Initiator and member of the Steering Group of the EU supported
                SocratesThematic Network project AEHESIS (http://www.aehesis.de ). 
2001-03 Board member of the Elite sport Institution Team Denmark
2000- Initiator and board member of the Copenhagen Schoolchild   
                Intervention Study. 
1999-03 President of the European Network of Sport Sciences, Education & 
              Employment  (ENSSEE).
1995 - Member and since 2010 Head of the Scientific Board of the European
                Youth Heart Study.
1992 - External consultant, the National Board of Health in DK.
1990-95 Project coordinator of The Svendborg School Intervention Project. 
1985-90 Co-initiator and Scientific Board Member of the Odense School Child
1970-2008 Head of Institute and Director of Studies in shorter or longer periods,
                 University of Southern Denmark.
Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science of Sports, International Journal of Obesity, Pediatric Exercise Science, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Physical Activity and Health; British Medical Journal, European Journal of Applied Physiology, Medicina Sportiva, Acta Pædiatrica, Ugeskrift for Læger (DK), The Scandinavian Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Investigation, Diabetologia, European Physical Education Review, Obesity Reviews.
Supervisor and co-supervisor of 15 PhD students and 30 master and pre-graduate students.
Invited speaker and chair at more than 50 national and international scientific conferences the last 7 years.
The RICH Centre, staff and grants
The centre was initiated in 2007. It’s based on grants from national, private and governmental research foundations and has received around 6,5 million EURO until now. 
The staff of the centre includes at the moment 2 professors, 4 associate professor, 2 secretaries, 1 postdoc, 3 research assistants and 14 PhD students. 

Staff area