Awards 2007 Honorary Professor, Ocean University of Qingdao and Three Gorges University, China
2008 Knight of Dannebrog (R)
2009 Best Research of the Year (collective award for HMAP project), by Danish science magazine: videnskab.dk
2010 Fellow of Trinity College Dublin (FTCD).
2010-2016 NORD-STAR (Nordic Centre of Excellence for STrategic Adaptation Research) Visiting Professor (Aarhus/Reykjavik)
2011 COSMOS Prize as member of Scientific Steering Committee on behalf of the Census of Marine Life
1979-82 Assistant Lecturer, Aalborg University. 1983-85 Research Fellow, Danish Research Council for the Humanities. 1986-94 Senior Curator, Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet, Esbjerg. 1994-99 Research Professor, Centre for Maritime and Regional History (FOS / Aarhus University).
2000-06 Professor, University of Southern Denmark. Achievements: global 10-year research project HMAP (total 15 million USD); established Structured PhD programme in Maritime Studies; secured funds for endowed chair in Marine Archaeology; served four years as Chair of Danish Research Council for the Humanities
2006-2008 Rector (Vice-Chancellor), Roskilde University. Achievements: financial turn-around from deficit of 8% on annual budget to surplus in three years; new departmental structures with a focus on cross-disciplinary research and teaching fields; increased level of annual external funding, from 60 to 100 million DKK in two years; a new study programme for arts and sciences: design studies, yearly intake of 200 students; Danish government funds of 50 million DKK for a centre for the experience industry; a 30 million DKK partnership contract with the Region of Zealand.
2008- Professor (tenure), Academic Director (2008-2012), Trinity College Dublin. Achievements: end-user oversight and chair of Planning Group of 1,300 sq.m. research facility; founded Trinity’s research institute for humanities. 2011- Director of Digital Arts and Humanities Structured PhD programme, funded by €6.8 mill from the Irish Government PRTLI V; 2011- founding President of European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres.
BA module in Maritime History at the University of Aarhus. Foundation Course and Maritime History module at the University of Southern Denmark. 2002-06 Director of Research School for Studies in Marine and Coastal Environment, Heritage and Sustainable Tourism (MAST). I have supervised a total of 14 doctoral students. External PhD examiner at the University of Glasgow 2001, University of Tromsø 2005, Utrecht 2008, University of Stirling 2011. 1998-2006 external examiner BA and MA levels (history), Universities of Copenhagen, Roskilde, Odense, and Aalborg, and since 2000 external examiner BA and MA levels (history), University of Greenland.