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Towards 2022, NIKKB research will focus on developing customised treatment for the individual patient, research into how we can implement new knowledge in daily practice and understand the lifelong trajectory of musculoskeletal disease.



The Research Unit at NIKKB has formulated a strategy outlining the institute's research priorities for the period 2018-2022.

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A recently published ranking from Expertscape ranks in Jan Hartvigsen as the world's leading researcher in musculoskeletal pain.

The ranking is published on the website www.expertscape.com. It is based on an assessment of publications of scientific articles in the past 10 years by Jan Hartvigsen and other researchers. Expertscape evaluated published articles registered by Pubmed about a given subject area using defined objective parameters and ranked researchers on the basis of this assessment.


The ranking is a great recognition of Jan Hartvigsen’s work and influence within the musculoskeletal area, and he is naturally both pleased and proud to be ranked as no. 1 on the list of experts in musculoskeletal pain:


" I am obviously proud of the ranking; it is a great personal recognition," says Jan Hartvigsen, "but I am just as proud of the large group of talented scientists we have in our newly formed Center for Muscle and Joint Health at SDU. Here, researchers with different backgrounds work together to find effective prevention and treatment for the many Danes with pain and limb impairment. We have come a long way in recent years, and with the great attention to our research internationally, I am sure that we will see more top rankings on this and other rankings in the years to come. "


Jan Hartvigsen is not the only researcher from research in Denmark on the list. A total of 12 researchers from Denmark, including Ewa Roos and Karen Søgaard from the University of Southern Denmark, are among the 60 top ranked researchers in musculoskeletal pain in the world.


Jan Hartvigsen is Professor and Head of Research at the Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB) at the University of Southern Denmark and Senior Researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB).


Jan Hartvigsen