Søren Birkeland

Dr. Soren Birkeland LLM, PhD is a Professor in psychiatry- and health law at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Science, University of Southern Denmark and the forensic mental health research unit, psychiatric department in Middelfart, (RFM). He is also a senior consultant with Odense University Hospital and Open Patient data Exploratory Network. He is a Danish National Board of Health certified family physician and has worked at various psychiatric and somatic care hospitals.

Soren has published extensively in national and international journals, books, book chapters, posters and conference papers on psychiatry- and health law subjects. Soren teaches psychiatry- and health law for under- and postgraduates at University of Southern Denmark and for the Danish Regional Municipalities (specialization of psychologists within the field of child- and adolescence psychiatry).

Soren has attracted a considerable amount of research funding over the last 10 years and he has established an international track record with ongoing collaborations particularly in the scandinavian countries and UK.