VIVE’s day-to-day management:
- Lotte Jensen, Managing director
- Mette Deding, Executive Director of Development
- Torben Tranæs, Executive Director of Research
- Hanne Søndergård Pedersen, Acting Head of Research for VIVE Children and Education
- Hans Hummelgaard, Head of Research for VIVE Quantitative Methods and Acting Head of Communication
- Kræn Blume Jensen, Head of Research for VIVE Social Policy
- Lisbeth Pedersen, Head of Research for VIVE Work and Late Life
- Mads Leth Jakobsen, Head of Research for VIVE Governance and Management
- Pia Kürstein Kjellberg, Head of Research for VIVE Health
- Hanne Friis Kaas, Head of Finance and Administration
Research and analysis at VIVE is organised in six departments:
VIVE Work and Late Life
This department carries out research in two areas: Employment and integration, and the elderly field. Among the focus areas in employment and integration are how the job market works and how employment interventions are implemented and what is their effect. Moreover, there is a focus on social housing interventions and issues relating to the welfare of ethnic minorities and their inclusion in Danish society. Examples of focus areas in the field of elder care are societal challenges in the aging society, living conditions of elderly persons and the organization of eldercare.
VIVE Children and Education
This department has two main areas: vulnerability of children and adolescents, and day care and education for both children, adolescents and adults. Examples of areas of focus in relation to vulnerability are preventive interventions and placements. In the day care and education area, example of focus areas are children and adolescents’ learning and well-being, as well as transition issues. The department also focuses on how children and adolescents with special needs – including learning difficulties and psychological problems – fare in the education system. Finally, VIVE Børn og Uddannelse performs research in organisation and management in the social, day care and education areas, implementation and evaluation of reforms, and specific interventions and their effects.
VIVE Quantitative Methods
This department focuses on which public interventions give the best quality for the population, relative to the costs. The department houses a strong analysis and research environment, where the staff use advanced statistical analysis methods for effect measurement and socio-economic analysis, including cost-benefit analysis and various methods for measuring quality and preferences. The department also hosts Campbell and carries out systematic research reviews of effect measurement of public interventions, and it works in close collaboration with VIVE’s other departments in their respective fields.
VIVE Social Policy
This department focuses on social policy, social interventions and social conditions for the whole population. It focuses on the living conditions of the population, and especially those of vulnerable groups. Among the themes are social marginalisation, social stratification and poverty. The department looks at how municipalities and practitioners translate social policy into actual practice, and how specific interventions work. Furthermore, the department focuses on family policy, including divorce and leave issues, as well as relationships between family and work life.
VIVE Governance and Management
This department focuses on steering, management, organisation and productivity in the public sector – at the national, regional and municipal levels. It investigates the use of resources in the public sector and looks at what effect steering and management models have on quality, results and expenditure, as well as on employee’s motivation and performance. The department also has a focus on, for instance, financial management, cross-sectoral solutions, public-private interactions, performance management and implementation. The department also hosts ECO key figures and works in close collaboration with VIVE’s other departments in their respective fields.
This department focuses on the physical and psychological health of the population and the institutions, organisations and interventions aiming to improve health among the population. The department focuses on all target groups – from the as-yet unborn babies over children, adolescents and adults to elderly medical patients. There is also a focus on organisations and institutions working to achieve better health, e.g. hospitals, general practitioners, volunteer organisations and municipalities. The department also looks at the intersection between health and social interventions, as well as interactions with the employment area.