Annette Mortensen

Staff portrait: Annette Mortensen

Annette Mortensen is research supporter at the Department of Economics and Business.

How long have you been employed at the Department of Economics and Business?
I have been with the Department since January 2004 and for most of that time I have loved working here. Despite certain misgivings about losing the University Park, it turns out that I am also perfectly happy here at Fuglesangs Allé.

What is your background?
I have a Korrespondenteksamen (BA degree) in English and German. In my twenties I spent 3 years in Spain, so I also speak Spanish. Before starting at the Department, I worked in the private sector.

What are your main tasks at the department?
The major part of my working hours is filled with proof-reading and translations, and besides that I try to help my VIPs (faculty) with whatever secretarial and administrative tasks they may have for me.

Which job tasks have occupied you the most the past weeks?
Recently I’ve been doing some translations for Julia Nafziger from German into Danish. I really enjoyed that because it’s seldom I get to use German here at the Department.

What do you do when you are not at work?
As some of you already know, I only work part time at the Department (20 hours a week) – and there is a good reason for that. In my spare time I play golf, kayak, hike, bike, dance, go to pilates and read as many books as possible. Amazon.com is without doubt my favourite shopping site, and I will buy almost anything on the New York Times fiction best seller list. Besides that I just love to travel.

Last, but certainly not least, I have four boys, and those of you with small children will probably be surprised one day to find out that even grown kids will appreciate your help with myriads of small (and sometimes bigger) things. Luckily they always thank me nicely, so I’m glad to help them.

Who do you think should be the next department staff member to be presented?
Tor Eriksson.

What specific supplementary question would you like him or her to answer?
If you didn’t work at the Department of Economics and Business, what would you be doing?

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