Mette is a trained architect at the School of Architecture in Aarhus in 2004 and trained nurse from the Nursing School in Odense in 1995. All her professional working life has concentrated on the hospital in one way or the other way and she has practical experience from both disciplines. She has seen many hospitals around the world. In 2009 she was accredited as Evidence-based Designer (EDAC) from the Center for Health Design, Texas.
Mette holds a PhD scholarship in the subject ‘Healing Architecture’ at the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University. Lately Mette has developed the course - Hospital Architecture - on behalf of the Danish Architects Association, where experts from different branches of hospital architecture are lecturing. Currently she is editing an anthology on the subject.
“Right now there is tremendous potential for developing hospital architecture because there is increasing willingness and attention from both architects and professionals to qualify the physical environment in order to improve the patient's healing process and the staff working environment. Knowledge development and knowledge sharing within the field is a necessity to ensure economical and innovative ideas to create healthy hospitals for all stakeholders - the patients, relatives, staff, CEO and so forth.”