Peter Simonsen

Peter Simonsen 


Peter Simonsen is Professor of European Literature and research manager at the Department for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark.

Professor Simonsen has researched the contemporary literary representation of life as an elderly individual in the Scandinavian welfare state.

He is pushing this research into the direction of a comprehensive analysis of how literary texts enable us to imagine what it is like to be a person with dementia, as well as to be a relative or caregiver to a person with dementia.

The first ministerial WHO conference on global action against dementia in 2015 stated, "We need to invest more in research to develop a drug, but also to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and the support of their caregivers."

The intention is to gather scientific insights about major societal challenges in LIAS on the basis of international and interdisciplinary consultation.

Luc Sels

Rector KU Leuven and Co-Chair LIAS Foundation