Neurorehabilitation Research and Knowledge Centre, Rigshospitalet, United States
Pernille Langer Soendergaard is a neuropsychologist and PhD-fellow at Neurorehabilitation Research and Knowledge Centre, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, and at Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark. Pernille has worked as a clinician within different phases of neurorehabilitation for many years, both in the sub-acute treatment at hospital and at the chronic phase in a municipality setting years after injury. From the different phases of neurorehabilitation, Pernille has gained clinical experience with the acute and long-term consequences of an injury on the survivor, but also on the surrounding family. These experiences from her clinical interest, including changes in family dynamics, mental health, burden and quality of life, have influenced on her vision in research, where she gains to improve the lives of the entire family after one family member has sustained an injury to the head or spinal cord. The focus in her research has been to describe the socioeconomic consequences on both the survivor of the brain or spinal cord injury but also on the closest relatives. Currently, Pernille is a PhD fellow of a research study investigating the effect of an eight-week manual-based family intervention developed for families living with the consequences of a brain or spinal cord injury, where the aims are to improve quality of life and decrease self-experienced burden on the entire family. Furthermore, Pernille has served as a board member for the Danish Neurorehabilitation Society and is currently serving as a board member of the Danish Neuropsychological Society.
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