Alice Kongsted is a Professor in Musculoskeletal Research in Primary Care at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark, and a senior researcher at the Chiropractic Knowledge Hub.
Her research interests concern spinal pain with a focus on primary care. This includes investigating how evidence-based care for spinal pain is implemented in practice, and why people with spinal pain conditions have very different outcomes. She has led the development of “GLA:D Back”, a program for implementation of patient education and exercises to support self-management in people with persistent back pain. Until 2009 she worked part time as a chiropractor, and in her research she aims at combining her clinical background with an interest in methodology.
Alice Kongsted has been member of working groups for The Danish Health Authority’s development of three national clinical guidelines for treatment of back and neck conditions. She has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific papers. In 2018, she was part of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group that published three papers to call for worldwide attention to the growing burden of back pain. She is an Associate Editor for Chiropractic and Manual Therapy (BMC) and part of the Editorial Advisory Board for European Journal of Pain.