PostDoc Malene Hansen

Dr Malene Hansen
Research Fellow
Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine
Bond University QLD 4229

Professional Biography

Malene Plejdrup Hansen is a medical doctor from Denmark, who has worked both in general practice and at the Department of Clinical Microbiology. During the past eight years she has been working as a full-time researcher and in 2012 she completed her PhD entitled ‘Quality Indicators for Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in General Practice’ at the University of Southern Denmark. From 2007-2010 she took part of the EU-funded project Health Alliance for Prudent prescribing, Yield and Use of Antimicrobial Drugs (HAPPY AUDIT) which involved more than 600 GPs from six different countries. In July 2014 she moved to Australia to work with world-leading researchers in evidence-based practice and antibiotic use in primary care – Chris Del Mar and Paul Glasziou – at the Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University. Malene’s research interests include investigating the evidence for benefits and harms of using antibiotics for treatment of acute respiratory tract infections, exploring strategies to reduce the increasing antimicrobial resistance and she is also interested in conducting primary research in primary care settings whilst in Australia.


PhD degree in medicine, University of Southern Denmark

Authorization and licence to practice medicine

Degree in medicine, University of Southern Denmark

Research grants and awards

2-year postdoctoral fellowship in general practice/family medicine

The Novo Nordic Foundation, Denmark

Research grant from The Region of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Honour in Medical Research Magda and Svend Aage Friederichs legate, Denmark

Teaching and supervision

Dr Hansen has experience in teaching medical students in topics related to general practice and she is supervising both undergraduate research projects and PhD projects.


For a full list of publications, please visit Dr Hansen’s researcher pages


Personal Researcher Page