Mads Gram Henriksen

Mads Gram Henriksen

Associate Professor

Date of birth: November 18, 1979 (Naestved, Denmark)

Education

  • 2012  PhD in Psychiatry, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen.
  • 2008  Extended Master's Degree [Danish mag.art.] in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen.
  • 2004  Exam.art. [BA] in Philosophy and an elective module in Mathematics, University of Copenhagen.

Employment        

  • 2018- Associate Professor in Philosophy of Psychiatry, Center for Subjectivity Research & Philosophy Section, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen.
  • 2019- Senior Researcher, Mental Health Centre Amager, University Hospital of Copenhagen.
  • 2017- Senior Lecturer & Researcher, Mental Health Center Glostrup, University Hospital of Copenhagen.
  • 2017 Part-time Lecturer, Philosophy Section, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen.
  • 2015-2017  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Psychiatric Center Hvidovre/Glostrup & Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (“The Disrupted We”, collaborative research project).
  • 2013–2014  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Subjectivity Research & Psychiatric Center Hvidovre, University of Copenhagen ("What is Psychosis?", individual research project).
  • 2012  8 months of research at Psychiatric Center Hvidovre 
  • 2008-2011  PhD-student at Center for Subjectivity Research 

Grants

  • 2020  The Lundbeck Foundation: Scholarship for medical student (DKK 140.000). Co-applicant/co-PI.
  • 2019  RHP: “Rethinking social functioning in schizophrenia” - 2x PhD projects for medical doctors (DKK 4.000.000). Co-applicant/co-PI.
  • 2019  RHP: “Minimizing coercion in psychiatry: Different perspectives on coercive acts” - 1x PhD project for a psychiatric nurse (DKK 2.000.000). Co-applicant/co-PI.
  • 2013  The Carlsberg Foundation: travel grant (DKK 6.850)
  • 2013  The Velux Foundation: collaborative research grant (DKK 5.305.042) for the project: “Self-understanding and Self-alienation: Existential Hermeneutics and Psychopathology”. In addition to the Velux grant, the project is co-financed by the Faculty of Theology and Psychiatric Center Hvidovre (DKK 2.615.500). Principal applicant and PI: Prof. Arne Grøn.
  • 2012  The Carlsberg Foundation: two-year postdoctoral research grant (DKK 1.073.642) for the project: “What is psychosis?”
  • 2012  The Lundbeck Foundation: travel grant (DKK 15.249)

On the Editorial Board of

  • Consulting editor for Journal of Phenomenological Psychology
  • Guest editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry

Journal referee

  • Autism
  • Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
  • Cognitive Neurodynamics
  • Comprehensive Psychiatry
  • Consciousness and Cognition
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
  • European Psychologist
  • European Review of Applied Psychology / Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée
  • Frontiers in Cognitive Science
  • Frontiers in Psychiatry
  • Journal of Consciousness Studies
  • Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • Journal of Phenomenological Psychology
  • Journal of Social Ontology
  • Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
  • Mind & Language
  • Philosophical Psychology
  • Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology
  • Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry Research
  • Psychological Medicine
  • Psychopathology
  • Review of Philosophy and Psychology
  • Schizophrenia Bulletin
  • Schizophrenia Research

Book refereee

  • Oxford University Press; Mohr Siebeck; Rowman & Littlefield; Peter Lang

Referee for funding agencies

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • National Science Centre, Poland (NCN, Narodowe Centrum Nauki)
  • Polish Reseach Council
  • The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, the Dutch Research Council)
  • Wellcome Trust Foundation (UK)

PhD assessment

  • Børge Baklien (Norges Teknik-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, February 12, 2016)
  • Ricko Damberg Nissen (University of Southern Denmark, September 13, 2019).

Part of assessment committees for scientific position

  • Associate Professor position, University of Southern Denmark (March 2020)
  • 3x PhD positions in Psychiatry at Mental Health Center Amager (February 2020). 

Administrative posts

  • Founding member and board member for Institute for Psychopathology (Denmark).
  • Member of the research steering group at Mental Health Center Amager (since 2019)
  • Member of the international advisory board for the undergraduate programme in Social Psychiatry, University of Malmö (since 2014). 
  • Member of the steering group for the collaborative, cross-faculty research project Self-understanding and Self-alienation: Existential Hermeneutics and Psychopathology, University of Copenhagen (2014-2018).

Supervision

  • primary co-supervisor for 1 completed PhD student in Psychiatry, University of Copenhagen (Maja Zandersen, defended on Sept 25, 2018)
  • primary co-supervisor for 3 PhD students in Psychiatry from 2020-2024, University of Copenhagen
  • co-supervisor for 1 PhD project in Psychiatry (2020-2024), University of Ljubljana
  • BA, MA, and MD students

 Research abroad 

  • 2 months of PhD research at UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg: Phänomenologie-Sektion (Prof. Thomas Fuchs).

Teaching

  • I am a certified EASE instructor and have co-instructed the 3-day EASE: Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience introductory courses and 2-day EASE advanced courses both nationally and abroad (e.g., at Harvard Medical School) sinde 2012 (x20)
  • Since 2020, I co-instruct the 1-day module on schizophrenia on the mandatory continuous education for specialists in psychiatry (Landsdækkende efteruddannelse i diagnostik og psykopatologi. Voksenpsykiatrien for speciallæger)
  • Since 2020, I instruct the 2-day module on self-disorders and schizophrenia on the specialist education in psychiatric nursing (Specialuddannelsen for sygeplejersker i psykiatrisk sygepleje)
  • Since 2017, I have taught the module on Psykose og dobbelt bogholderi, on the H-course (hoveduddannelses-kursus) ‘Psykopatologi 1’ at the specialist training programme in Psychiatry (speciallægeuddannelsen i psykiatri) (x8)
  • Since 2016, I have taught the module on Etik og filosofi, on the I-course (Introduktions-kursus) at the specialist training programme in psychiatry (Speciallægeuddannelsen i psykiatri) (x5)
  • In 2016, I co-instructed the course Psychopathology and Clinical Practice. It is organized by European Psychiatric Association (EPA) Section on Philosophy and Psychiatry & Scuola di Psicoterapia e Fenomenologea Clinica, Florence (x1)
  • In 2019-2020, I instruct the BA-module on BA-project seminar at Department of Communication, Philosophy Section, University of Copenhagen (x2).
  • 2017-2019, I co-instructed the BA course on Anvendt filosofi (7,5 ECTS), Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, Philosophy Section, University of Copenhagen (x3)
  • 2013-2017, I co-instructed the BA course on Fænomenologi og Eksistensfilosofi (15 ECTS), Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, Philosophy Section, University of Copenhagen (x3)

Papers

I have presented a total of 190 papers.

+140 papers at national Psychiatric Clinics, District Psychiatric Clinics, Forensic Psychiatric Clinics, Outreach Psychosis teams, and OPUS teams. The topics have covered schizophrenia spectrum disorders, self-disorders, delusion, hallucination, psychosis, insight into illness, double bookkeeping, mysticism, collective intentionality. These papers are not listed below.

16 papers at seminars at Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen. These papers are also not listed here.

Below are listed invited papers and papers presented at major conferences or specialized meetings:

  • 10.12.2018: "Interviews in phenomenological psychopathology". A new model for a dialogue between philosophy and psychiatry: phenomenological interviewsUniversity of Heidelberg.
  • 28.4.2017: "Ontological transformation of self and world in schizophrenia". Disordered Worlds: Self, Person and the Social in philosophy of psychiatry. Södertörn University. 
  • 02.12.2016: "Intersubjectivity in schizophrenia: self-disorders, complicated we, and compensatory attitudes" (together with Lars Siersbæk Nilsson). The Philosophy and Psychopathology of the We. University of Copenhagn.
  • 01.12.2016: "Disturbances of we-intentionality in schizophrenia and autism: an initial comparison" (together with Alessandro Salice). The Philosophy and Psychopathology of the We. University of Copenhagen.
  • 10.11.2016: "Insight in Schizophrenia", University of Malmö.
  • 13.9.2016: "The Disrupted We" (together with Dan Zahavi)University of Copenhagen Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research Network meeting, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 24.1.2016: "Insight into illness and self-disorders in schizophrenia". Psychopathology and Clinical Practice; 3-day course organized by European Psychiatric Association (EPA) Section on Philosophy and Psychiatry & Scuola di Psicoterapia e Fenomenologea Clinica, Florence, Italy.
  • 3.12.2015: "Mysticisme, skizofreni og selvet". Virkelighedsfølelse og selvfremmedgørelse: Årsmøde for Velux-projektet 'Selvforståelse og selvfremmedgørelse: Eksistentiel hermeneutik og psykopatologi', University of Copenhagen.
  • 23.09.2015: “Self-disorders and double bookkeeping in schizophrenia”, Nordic Congress of Psychiatry, Copenhagen.
  • 7.09.2015: “Indsigt i skizofreni”, Det Psykiatriske Uddannelsesakademi, Copenhagen.
  • 21.05.2015: “Schizophrenia, double bookkeeping, and empathy”, Empathy, Phenomenology, and Psychiatry, Malmö University.
  • 12.03.2015: “Sygdomsindsigt ved skizofreni”, Psykiatrigruppen for MedicinStuderende, University of Copenhagen.
  • 8.10.2014: ”The Distrupted ’We’: Schizophrenia and Collective Intentionality” (together with Alessandro Salice), Thinking (about) Groups, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 17.9.2014: ”Psychosis and poor insight into illness”, World Psychiatric Association – XVI World Congress of Psychiatry:  focusing on access, quality and human care, Madrid, Spain.
  • 24.4.2014: “Skizofreni: diagnose og psykopatologi ud fra et filosofisk perspektiv. Foredrag 1”, Akademisk Psykiatrisk Forum, The Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen.
  • 24.4.2014: “Skizofreni: diagnose og psykopatologi ud fra et filosofisk perspektiv. Foredrag 2”, Akademisk Psykiatrisk Forum, The Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen.
  • 10.04.2014: ”What is poor insight into illness in schizophrenia?”, World Psychiatric Association – Regional Congress: addressing mental health needs, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 26.02.2014: "Schizophrenia, psychosis, and self-disorders", New Perspectives on you, me and us, Center for Subjectivity Research Open House, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 05.02.2014: “Self-disorders and schizophrenia: empirical results”, CFS-IMC Joint Workshop: 1st, 2nd and 3rd person perspectives in clinical psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 10.10.2013. "What is poor insight into illness in schizophrenia?", Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 16.05.2013. "Fænomenologiske aspekter ved skizofreni", Civilisation & Medicin, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 19.04.2013. ”Loss of world and disturbed affectivity in schizophrenia”, The significance of phenomenology11th Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 05.04.2013. “Schizophrenia, phenomenology, and empathy”, Methods in Studying Social Cognition, Schloss Mickeln, Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 11.12.2012. “Reconsidering verbal hallucinations in schizophrenia”, Center for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 06.12.2012. "Udviklingen af høre-hallucinationer fra basis symptomer”, Les Hallucinations, Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark.
  • 29.11.2012. “Fænomenologiske perspektiver på høre-hallucinationer i skizofreni”. Forum for Eksistentiel Psykologi og Terapi, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 18.11.2012. “Applied Phenomenology: The Emergence of Auditory Verbal Hallucinations in Schizophrenia”.  Annual meeting of the Phenomenological Association of Japan (PAJ), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.
  • 14.11.2012. “Self-disorders in schizophrenia spectrum conditions: theory and empirical studies”. University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 04.04.2012. “Overview of the empirical EASE studies”, McLean Hospital, Harvard University, U.S.
  • 02.04.2012. “The EASE in Context”, McLean Hospital, Harvard University, U.S.
  • 16.03.2012. “Clinical manifestations of self-disorders and the Gestalt of schizophrenia” (Knud Pontoppidan Competition), Danish Society for Psychiatry, Nyborg, Denmark.
  • 16.03.2012. “Clinical manifestations of self-disorders and the Gestalt of schizophrenia” (Poster presentation), Danish Society for Psychiatry, Nyborg, Denmark.
  • 14.03.2012. “Clinical manifestations of self-disorders and the Gestalt of schizophrenia” (Poster presentation), Danish Society for Psychiatry, Nyborg, Denmark.
  • 02.03.2012. “How do auditory verbal hallucinations arise? A clinical-phenomenological account”, Danish Society for Philosophy, University of Roskilde, Denmark.
  • 14.10.2011. “Beyond empathy? Genetic understanding in schizophrenia”, Grenzen der Empathie, Freiburg, Germany.
  • 28.04.2011. “Can we understand bizarre schizophrenic delusions?”, Phenomenology in Times of Crisis9th Annual meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Reykjavic, Iceland.
  • 22.06.2010. “On incomprehensibility in schizophrenia”, UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg, Germany.
  • 22.05.2010. “Psychosis and Psychotherapy: A Phenomenological Approach”. University Psychiatric Clinic Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 12.04.2010. “Are bizarre schizophrenic delusions really incomprehensible?” (Poster presentation), PhD-day 2011, The Faculty for Health Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 22.10.2009. “Autism and perplexity in schizophrenia: A Heideggerian approach”.Understanding Mental Disorders: 12th International Conference for Philosophy and Psychiatry, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 16.06.2009. “Understanding symptoms”, Differentiation, Integration and Development: 16thInternational Symposium for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses (ISPS), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 23.04.2009. “Destruction in Heidegger’s later works”. Husserl 150 years: 7th Annual meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Tampere, Finland.
  • 27.02.2009. “Forståelsens grænser: om skizofreni og vrangforestillinger”. Danish Society for Philosophy, Århus, Denmark.
  • 27.04.2008. “The Notion(s) of »Destruktion« in Sein und Zeit”. Phenomenology and Human Sciences: 6th Annual meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Kaunas, Lithuania.

Member of

  • Interessegruppe for Fænomenologisk Psykopatologi
  • Nordic Society for Phenomenology
  • Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
  • Research Group for Philosophical Hermeneutics

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