Niels Christian Hvidt, born 1969, is a Danish theologian and humanistic
health researcher. He has worked as an associate professor since 2006 (50% from
March ’13 to December ‘14) at the Institute of Public Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southern
Denmark in Odense, where he lives with his family.
Concurrently, he was full Professor in
the Chair for Spiritual Care (50%) at the Ludwig Maxmilian Universität at
the Clinic and Polyclinic for Palliative Care since
From August 2012 to March
2014 he was an External Research Fellow at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in
the context of an Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) with colleagues Prof.
Dr. Klaus Baumann and Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing(see IRG Rrofile)
He has co-initiated the
Network for Research in Spirituality and Health (www.nersh.org from June ‘13) after in
2007 having initiated and since coordinated the Scandinavian
Network for Research in Faith and Health. He collaborates on various
Danish and international research projects on the relation of spirituality and
Hvidt graduated from the University of
Copenhagen in 1997, where he obtained the University Gold Medal
for a Prize Dissertation he wrote on Christian Prophecy. In 2001 he defended
his doctoral thesis in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
where he taught until 2004. In 2002 he received a research scholarship from
H. Lundbeck on the relationship between
faith and health, which brought him as a visiting fellow on to Duke
Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, The Danish Cancer Society, and The University of Notre Dame.
His doctoral thesis was published upon further work with Oxford University
Press in 2007 as Christian Prophecy – The Post-Biblical Tradition.
Hvidt has worked as editor, special editor and reviewer on
various journals and as project reviewer for various research foundations. He
holds frequent conferences and contributes to Danish and international electronic and print media.
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