Management team

​​​Read more about Danish Headache Center's management and clinical staff.​

Organization and staff

The clinical activities in Danish Headache Center consist of a multidisciplinary out-patient service and an in-patient service. The staff consists of 3 psychologists, 3 physical therapists, 4 nurses, 1 team leader, 1 laboratory technician, 8 secretaries, 7 neurologists specialized in headache, 1 psychiatrist (one day per week), 1 dentist (one day per month) and a variable number of younger physicians (all part time). In addition, nurses at the Department of Neurology N 38 take care of the in-patients.​


Rigmor Jensen - Professor, MD, DrMedSci
The center’s director Dr. Rigmor Jensen is professor of Headache and Neurological Pain at the University of Copenhagen. Dr. Jensen has published more than 170 scientific papers and book chapters. Her main research interests include headache epidemiology and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying tension-type headache and medication-overuse headache. Dr. Jensen is the president of the Danish Headache Society, President of The Medical Society in Copenhagen, and member of the Executive Board (treasurer) of The European Headache Federation.​

Jes Olesen – Professor, ​MD, DrMedSci, Dr hon C/Rome University, FRCP
The center’s founder and co-director Jes Olesen is Professor of Neurology at the University of Copenhagen. Professor Olesen has published over 500 scientific papers and more than 20 books on headache. His main research interests include pathophysiological mechanisms underlying migraine, headache epidemiology, classification and genetics. Professor Olesen has held a numerous honorary positions and is the former president of the International Headache Society (HIS) and the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) as well as current president of the European Brain Council (EBC). He has received numerous national and international prizes. He is an honorary member of the Austrian, British, and French neurological societies. 

Lars Bendtsen - MD, Ph.D. DrMedSci
The center’s co-director Lars Bendtsen has published more than 80 scientific papers and book chapters. His main research interests include the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying tension-type headache, in particular central sensitization, and the treatment of tension-type headache. 

Helle Jensby - BSc in economics and Business Adm., Med Sec.
Helle Jensby is the team leader of the medical secretary team and the daily interdisciplinary co-ordinator. She is a Medical Secretary and has a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School. She has previously worked in an intensive care unit and with strategic media planning.

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