Department of Organization

PhD defence: Thorben Peter Simonsen

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Thorben Simonsen has submitted his thesis entitled: The spatial organization of psychiatric practice: A situated inquiry into ‘healing architecture’

 
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Thorben Simonsen has submitted his thesis entitled:
 
'The spatial organization of psychiatric practice: A situated inquiry into ‘healing architecture

The dissertation is about the spatial organization of contemporary psychiatric practice, about ‘healing architecture’ in psychiatry. The problem motivating the inquiry is not about how architecture and space mediate health outcomes and promote patient recovery, what ‘healing architecture’ is or should be, but rather, what it actually does. The inquiry is brought to bear on a purpose-built psychiatric hospital in Slagelse, Denmark, opened in late 2015. The dissertation considers the novel spatial circumstances of the Slagelse site based on detailed ethnographic fieldwork and by empirically investigating how the relationships between space and interaction are ordered in and through psychiatric practice.
 
Primary Supervisor:
Associate Professor Morten Knudsen
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
 
Secondary Supervisor:
Head of department Signe Vikkelsø
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School
   
Assessment Committee:
Professor MSO Anne Reff Pedersen  (Chair)
Department of Organization
Copenhagen Business School

Professor Steven Brown
Nottingham Business School
Nottingham Trent University
 
Associate Professor Attila Bruni
Department of Sociology and Social Research
University of Trento

Thesis:
The thesis will be available from http://research.cbs.dk

Reception:
CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence at IOA fourth floor, open space area.

 

Date 7 February 2020
Time 13:00-15:00
Location Copenhagen Business School
Kilevej 14A
2000 Frederiksberg
Ks71

 

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