Education and academic degrees
DMSc (Dr Med) from the University of Copenhagen
Authorized psychologist, specialist in child
psychology and a supervisor and specialist in psychotherapy
PhD degree in Psychology from the University of
Diploma in systemic therapy from The Rhohamton
Institut of Higher Education, London (1993)
MSc in psychology from the University of
Research Director, Rehabilitation and Research Centre for
Torture Victims (RCT), Copenhagen (from 1999)
External associate professor, Institute of Psychology,
University of Copenhagen (2000-1)
Chief Psychologist, RCT, Copenhagen (1993-98)
Clinical psychologist, research fellow, consultant RCT,
Clinical psychologist, School Psychological Counselling Centre,
Clinical psychologist, Student Counselling Centre, Copenhagen
(1979-80 and 1977-78)
Post-graduate training position, Adult Psychiatric Department,
Gentofte Hospital (1978-79)
Trust and membership
Member of the Centre Council of the Danish Research
Centre for Migration, Ethnicity and Health (MESU), University of
Copenhagen (from 2010)
Member of the steering committee of the Nordic Network for
Research on Refugee Children (from 2006)
Member of the chairmanship for external examiners at the BSc and
MSc programs in Public Health Science, Master of Public Health, and
IT and Health at Danish universities (from 2005)
Member of the steering committee for Traume.dk (from 2005)
Appointed as external examiner at the BSc and MSc programs in
Public Health Science at Danish universities (from 2001)
Selected research related activities
Member of doctoral project commissions at the University
of Bergen Norway, La Trobe University Australia, Katholieke
Universiteit Leuven Belgium, Tampera University Finland, and
University of Copenhagen Denmark.
Used as reviewer by a range of scientific journals
Grants for research projects obtained from The Egmont
foundation, The Ministry of Social Affairs, Sygekassernes
Helsefond, Tryg fonden, the Ministry of Refugee and Integration,
the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, the Dr.
Sofus Carl and Olga Doris Friis Fund, the BG Fund, the Danish
Medical Association/Højmosegaardlegatet, the Torkil Steensbeck
Fund, Chief Engineer Walter Christensen and O. Kristiane
Christensen Fund, the Steamship Company Torm, Alfred Benzon's Fund,
the Tides Foundation and Henrik Henriksens Fund.
Nordic network for research on refugee
Nordic Network for Research Cooperation on Unaccompanied Refugee
European Network Research Group under Network of European
Treatment and Rehabilitation Centres for Victims of Torture and
Human Rights Violations
Trauma, parenthood and early child development, organized by
Centrum45, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Research network on health among ethnic minorities
Montgomery, E. Trauma, Exile and Mental Health in Young Refugees.
Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, 2011, 124 (Suppl. 440),
Montgomery, E. Refugee childen from the Middle East.
Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, Supplementum 54: Oslo,
Scandinavian University Press, 1988. (PhD).
Jørgensen, P.S., Leth, I., Montgomery, E. The Children's
Rights Convention in Denmark: A Status Report on Implementation in
Perspective. Early Education & Development, 2011, 22
Montgomery, E. Diagnoser, politik og medmenneskelighed -
posttraumatisk belastningsreaktion. Social Politik, 2011,
Montgomery, E. Trauma, Exile and Mental Health in Young
Refugees. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 2011, 124
(Suppl. 440): 1-46.
Montgomery, E., Patel, N. Torture rehabilitation: Reflections on treatment
outcome studies. Torture, 2011, 21 (2): 141-145.
Montgomery, E. Langtidsfølger (Long-term impacts). In: Vitus, K.
& Smith Nielsen, S. (eds.) Asylbørn i Danmark. En barndom i
undtagelsestilstand (Asylum children in Denmark. A childhood in a
state of emergency). Copenhagen: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 2011.
Jessen, T. & Montgomery, E. Reception of asylum seeking and
refugee children in the Nordic countries. The Danish report (2010).
Montgomery, E. Rehabilitering af torturoverlevere med PTSD
(Rehabilitating torture survivors with PTSD). In: Eplov, L.F.,
Petersen, L. & Olander, M. (eds.) Psykiatrisk og psykosocial
rehabilitering- en recoveryorienteret tilgang (Psychiatric and
psycho-social rehabilitating - a recoveryoriented approach) .
Copenhagen: Munksgaard Denmark, 2010.
Montgomery E. Trauma and Resilience in Young Refugees: A 9 Year
Follow-up Study. Development and Psychopathology, 2010;
Wang, S-J, Modvig, J & Montgomery, E. Household Exposure to
Violence and Human Rights Violations in Western Bangladesh (I):
Prevalence, Risk Factors and Consequences. BMC International Health
and Human Rights, 2009, 9:29.
Sjölund B, Kastrup M, Montgomery E & Persson AL.
Rehabilitating torture survivors. J Rehabil Med, 2009; 41:
Montgomery E. Long-term effects of organized violence on young
Middle Eastern refugees' mental health. Social Science &
Medicine, 2008; 67:1596-1603.
Montgomery E. Self and parent assessment of mental health:
Disagreement on externalising and internalising behaviour in young
refugees from the Middle East. Clinical Child Psychology and
Psychiatry, 2008; 13: 49-63.
Montgomery E & Foldspang A. Discrimination, mental problems
and social adaptation in young refugees. European Journal of Public
Health, 2008; 18 (2): 156-61. (electronic prepublication 2007)
Jacobsen L & Montgomery E: Treating torture victims. In:
Schulz WF (ed.): The phenomenon of torture: readings and
commentary. Philadelpia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007:
Sjölund B (ed.): contrib. authors: Harlacher U, Jansen GB,
Kastrup M, Madsen A-G, Montgomery E, Prip K, Sjölund BH: RCT Field
Manual on Rehabilitation, Ver. 1:1, Copenhagen: RCT, 2007.
Johansen, ML, Mouritsen, T & Montgomery E.: Towards a
Concerted Effort. Networking to Prevent Youth Crime in Traumatized
Refugee Families. Copenhagen: RCT, 2007
Quota S, Punamäki RL & Montgomery E & El Sarraj E.
Predictors of psychological distress and positive resources among
Palestinian adolescents: Trauma, child, and mothering
characteristics. Child Abuse & Neglect, 2007; 31: 699-717.
Von Folsach, L L & Montgomery E. Pervasive Refusal Syndrome
among asylum-seeking children. Clinical Child Psychology and
Psychiatry, 2006; 11(3): 457-473.
Olsen DR, Montgomery E, Bøjholm S & Foldspang A. Prevalence
of pain in the head, back and feet in refugees previously exposed
to torture. A ten-year follow-up study. Disability and
Rehabilitation, 2006; 1-9.
Olsen DR, Montgomery E, Carlsson J & Foldspang A. Prevalent
pain and pain level among torture survivors: A follow-up study.
Danish Medical Bulletin, 2006; 53:210-4.
Olsen DR, Montgomery E, Bøjholm S & Foldspang A. Prevalent
musculo-skeletal pain as a correlate of previous exposure to
torture. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 2006;
Punamäki RL, Quota S, El Sarraj E. and Montgomery, E.
Psychological Distress and Resources among Siblings and Parents
Exposed to Traumatic Events. International Journal of Behavioral
Development, 2006; 30 (5); 385-397.
Montgomery E & Foldspang A. Construct validity of PTSD in a
sample of refugee children from the Middle East: Can a separate
diagnostic entity be justified? International Journal of Methods in
Psychiatric Research, 2006: 15(2), 64-74.
Bek-Pedersen K & Montgomery E. Narratives of the past and
present: Young refugees' construction of a family identity in
exile. Journal of Refugee Studies, 2006: 19 (1), 94-112.
Montgomery E & Foldspang, A. Predictors of the Authorities'
Decision to Grant Asylum in Denmark. Journal of Refugee Studies,
2005: 18 (4), 454-466.
Montgomery E & Foldspang A. Seeking asylum in Denmark:
Refugee children's mental health and exposure to violence. European
Journal of Public Health, 2005; 15: 233-237.
Montgomery E. Traumatised refugee families - the child's
perspective. In: Berliner P, Arenas JG, Haagensen JO (Ed.) Torture
and Organised Violence. Dansk Psykologisk Forlag, Copenhagen
Montgomery E. Tortured families: A Coordinated Management of
Meaning Analysis. Family Process. 2004: 43 (3), 349-371.
Berliner P, Hauch Fenger P, Montgomery E & Kjaerulf F.
Violence, mental health, and community interventions. In: Community
Psychology. Barcelona University Press, 2004.
Montgomery E & Foldspang A. Traumatic experience and sleep
disturbance in refugee children from the Middle East. European
Journal of Public Health. 2001; 11: 18-22.
Montgomery E. Children exposed to organized violence - trauma
and coping.In van Willigen L (Ed.) Health hazards of organized
violence in children (II). Coping and protective factors. Utrecht:
Stichting Pharos, 2000, p. 69-81.
Foldspang A. & Montgomery E. Criterion-validity based
assessment of four scale constructs. Scandinavian Journal of Public
Health 2000; 28: 146-153.
Montgomery E. Flygtningebørn - traume, udvikling, intervention
(Refugee children - trauma, development and intervention). Dansk
Psykologisk Forlag. Copenhagen 2000 (second edition 2002).
Montgomery E. Refugee children from the Middle East.
Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, Supplementum 54: Oslo,
Scandinavian University Press, 1998.