Mette Pedersen MD. Ph.D.
Research Prof. and Hon. Prof. Med IBC Cambridge, UK
Ear-nose-throat specialist

Summary of qualifications


2017 President and Chair at the Seventh World Voice Consortium Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark

2015 Honored Professor of Medicine, International Bibliographical Centre, Cambridge

1997 Thesis title: biological development and the normal voice in puberty, Gentofte University hospital ENT Dpt. lead by prof. M.Tos and Oulu      University, Phoniatrics, Finland

1975 Ear-Nose-Throat specialist Copenhagen

1965 Medical final university examination, Copenhagen



1998-The first paragraph 3 special contract with the Copenhagen Healthcare System for stroboscopy and voice diagnostics of voice disorders.

1983-Ear-Nose-Throat practice and Phoniatric practice, the Medical Center, Østergade 18

1977-83Ear-Nose-Throat practice, Strandgade 21 Christianshavn, Copenhagen Denmark

1965-76Appointed at hospitals in Denmark and foreign countries leading to the qualification as a specialist in ear-nose-throat disorders and work as a phoniatrician.

1975-85Appointed Laryngologist consultant Bispebjerg and Hvidovre Hospitals, and the Copenhagen School Systems


Education, teaching, and other activities



Speaker on "Genetics and voice production in childhood and adolescence" at "Human Genetics and Genetic Disorder Webinar".

Attendance  at "The Professional Voice" at Royal Society of Medicine 

Attendance at "Singing voice therapy" at European Academy of Phoniatrics EAP

Speaker at Gynecology and Obstetrics Webinar 2021 "Hormonal regulation of normal voice production in adolescence, A review" Coalesce Research Group

2020 -

Reviewer at International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, Elsevier

Deputy board member of Danish Union of Voice Association


European Academy of Phoniatricians, 4th Course on Voice Therapy. Izmir, Turkey.

ShapeOCT. University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

AQL Conference, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

World of Photonics, Munchen, Germany

ShapeOCT Final Meeting, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark

Excellence in Pediatrics, Copenhagen, Denmark

Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA), Florence, Italy

2018HØPA Yearly meeting, Doctors danish association for hearing aids, Nyborg, Denmark.

Board meeting, ShapeOCT, Optical Coherence Tomography meeting, Danish Technical University

Capital Region meeting of Articificial Intelligence, Copenhagen.

Symposium on Phoniatrics: Communication (voice, speech, language, hearing) & Swallowing. Ghent, Belgium.


Editorial Board Membership, Journal of Otolaryngology: Research

Chair and Presenter at World Phonocon 2017, New Delhi, India

Presenter at IFOS 2017, Paris, France

Presenter at 10th American Pediatrics Healthcare & Pediatric Infectious Diseases Congress 2017, Toronto, Canada

Presenter at 4th Congress of European Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Barcelona, Spain

President, Presenter and Chair at the Eight Annual COST2103 Voice Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark

President, Presenter and Chair at the Seventh World Voice Consortium Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 -

Reviewer at Lasers in Medical Science and International, Springer


Editorial Board Member of Journal of Community, Medicine and Health Care

DTU Optical Coherence Board Meeting, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark

Vestibulary rehabilitation, Meeting by Danish Hearing association, Interacustics, Middelfart, Denmark

Mid-European Workshop by European Academy of Otology and Neurotology, Berlin, Germany

Yearly Congress of Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen (BDG), Hannover, Germany

Participation at: Interdiscliplinary Symposium, Music Performance, Art and Neuroscience in Dialogue, Tübingen

14th Biennial Phonosurgery Symposium, Fluno Center, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Presenter at Board Meeting of ShapeOCT, DTU, Lyngby, Denmark

Stimmerkrankungen bei Schauspielern und Sängern, Vienna, Austria


Photonics West, SPIE BiOS, Optical Imaging, Therapeutics, and Advanced Technology in Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology 6-9/3, San Francisco, USA

High table by invitation 7th of March, Christchurch, Oxford

Danish representative at 1st European Academy of Phoniatrics Course, 1-3 of May, Brussels. Responsibility: Evaluation of recommended published literature. Download Proposal for the Library of European Academy of Phoniatrics

Kick-off meeting ShapeOCT, Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen

11th International Conference in Quantitative Laryngology, Voice and Speech Research (AQL), London UK

10th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing, Naples Italy

Editorial Board Member of Jacobs Journal of Otolaryngology

Honored Professor of Medicine, International Bibliographical Centre, Cambridge

The 7th Scientific Meeting of the Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics and Intervention Society, London, UK.

Editorial Board Member of Interventional Pediatrics & Research (IPDR)


SPIE Photonics West BiOS, LASER, San Francisco, USA

Royal Society of Medicine, Genomes in the clinic, London, United Kingdom 

XXII Annual Pacific Voice Conference (East), Technology in Voice & Speech Services, Krakow, Poland. Presentation by invitation.

Royal Society of Medicine, Music and the brain, London, United Kingdom

Board Member, ShapeOCT Meeting, Institute of Photonics, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark

OCT meeting, Technische Universität Dresden, Medizinisch Theoretisches Zentrum, Dresden, Germany

XXVI. Jahreskongress des Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen, Dresden, Germany

Editorial contributor, Board Member, Advances in Cellular and Molecular Otolaryngology 

Dansk Selskab for Otolaryngologi, hoved- og halskirurgi's efteruddannelseskursus 

Research Professor of International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England

XXVII Congress of the Union of the European Phoniatricians, Chair Function, Moscow, by invitation.

16th Annual Course and Conference on Voice & Disorders and Singers, Wien


Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Study and review, Pharmacogenetics and voice, 21st Annual Pacific Voice Foundatation/ University of California, Los Angeles Voice Conference, Los Angeles, USA

World of Photonics Congress, Head and Neck Optical Diagnostics, 13-14 May, München, Germany

Workshop on Genetics at the 2nd meeting of European Academy of ORL and Head & Neck Surgery, Nice, France

25 Jahre Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangspädagogen, Meinz, Germany

Presentations by invitation at 20th International Federation of Oto-rhino-laryngological Societies (IFOS) World Congress, Seoul, South Korea: New frontiers in Laryngology, title: Pharmacogenetics and voice related personalized medicine.

Pacific Voice Conference, by invitation. Updates on Techniques for Laryngeal Imaging: Advanced scanning in laryngology part 1+2 Contemporary Evaluation of Dysphonia: What we can learn about dystonia from high speed digital imaging (HSDI) of the glottis.

First Assembly of the European Academy of Phoniatrics, University Hospital, Aachen, Germany.

European Association for Predictive, Preventive & Personalised Medicine World Congress, Bruxelles, Belgium

3rd Congress of Dysphagia - Diagnosis and Treatment, a multidisciplinary challenge, Malmö, Sweden

12th Annual London MDT Head & Neck Imaging Course, Northwick Hospital, Great Britain

Target Meetings 2nd World Clinical Diagnostics Online Conference


SPIE Conference 8207C - Optical Imaging, Therapeutics, and Advanced Technology in Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology, San Francisco, USA

Laser 2012. American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) Conference, invited speaker

European Laryngological Society Conference, invited session Union of European phoniatricians

Internatiol Society for Music Education in Thessaloniki

The 8th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Erlangen

Tutorial on Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, International Conference and Exhibition on Otolaryngology, by invitation, OMICS Group Conferences, Chicago, USA

Using Complete Voice Technique in singing and speaking, British Voice Association, Nottingham, UK

Presentation. Pharmacogenetics and Voice - The 5th International World Voice Congress, Luxor Egypt. By invitation.


Bioengineering Applications in Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry Conference, Santa Clara, CA

Conference. Union of European singing teachers Detmold, Germany.

AVFA Advanced Voice Function Assessment, Frankfurt, Germany

CoMeT Collegium Medicorum Theatri Annual Meeting, Frankfurt, Germany

European Association of Music Education, Gdansk Poland

XXVIth Congress of Union of European Phoniatricians, Lund Sweden


In the Board of Bioengineering Applications in Performing Arts and Entertainment Industry (BAIPAEI)

Danish Representative of PHONOSCOPE: Voice-Speech- Swallowing Clinics in Head and Neck Practice. The Official Journal of the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation

Danish Representative for 29th International Society for Music Education (ISME) World Conference

Instruction Course on the clinical use of high speed film, Erlangen, Germany

The PAMCOSF Winter Seminar:Trauma in Vocal and Piano Performances, UCLA, by invitation

8th World Congress on Brain Injury, Washington DC

18th Annual PVSF/UCLA Pacific Voice Conference, Los Angeles

The Voice Foundation’s Annual Symposium: Care of the Professional Voice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The 7th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

International Society for Music Education World Conference, Beijing, China

Anspi 2nd Medical International Convention, Performing Arts Medicine, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy. By invitation.


Chair Session. Spastic dysphonia, Pacific voice symposium 2009 LA USA

British Voice Association's conference "Seeing and Hearing Voice: Perception - Analysis - Imaging"

Advanced Voice Function Assessment International Workshop XIX IFOS Conference Brazil

Interspeech, Brighton UK, Co. Chair special session, advanced voice assessment

Schweizer Musik Symposium, Luzern - Switzerland

MAVEBA, Firenze

1st meeting of the European Academy of ORL-HNS in Collaboration with EUFOS 2009 Mannheim, Germany

Speech Therapists Meeting Copenhagen


International conference on advances in laryngeal biophysiology. Madison, United States, by invitation

Tampere summer school Finland, advanced voice assessment, by invitation

Advances in quantitative laryngology. Voice and Speech research, AQL Stockholm

Performing arts medicine. From prophylaxis to treatment Italy Agrigento (Sicily), Italy. By invitation.


European Conference of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head Neck: Schlömicher-Thier J, Weikert M, Vocal fold augmentation with Bioplastique material. Friedrich G. Clinical application of different laryngoplasty techniques.

10COST action group 2103 on advanced voice assessment, Danish representative

XVI Pacific Voice Conference, PVSF/UCLA VOice Conference, Los Angeles, CA, by invitation

European Conference of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head & Neck. Evidence based larynx voice assessment. Instruction course

12th Congress of the International Rhinological Society, Venice

5th International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications, Firenze


Orlando international electronic symposium on knowledge communication and peer reviewing

Austrian Voice Institute VIIth International Voice Symposium

Heidelberg: der 23. Wissenschaftlichen Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Phoniatrie und Pädaudiologie

Evidenz in der Gesang-Forschung XVIII. Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangspädagogen (BDG)-Jahreskongress Kassel 2006

Orlando, Evidence based research in verbal communication including singing


European helicobacter study group: Course in esophagus measurement, World Conference on Gastroenterology

Esophageal Impedance Manometry & Impedance pH, course in esophagus measurement, World Conference on Gastroenterology

Wiener Gesangswissenscaftliche Tagungen

Roundtable: IFOS XVIII Congress - Rhinology and Allergy - Therapeutical Challenges in A.O.M.

Roundtable: IFOS XVIII Congress - Otology and Skull Base research of laryngeal remobilasation for bilateral paralysis


Course of statistics, Nordic Cochrane group, Professor Douglas Altman

EUFOS Congress Courses: Videolaryngo- Stroboscopy And Phonetography - Basic Tools.

Early Diagnosis of Voice Disorders Using the Combination of Video-Kymogaphy and Videostroboscopy. Arytenoid Adduction: Alpha to Omega! How's that?, Eufos Congress Courses

Rhodos, EUFOS: Leader of symposium on evidence based research of vocal nodules

Rhodos, EUFOS: moderator instructional course: Child Dysphonia


Courses of computerised stroboscopy and surgical treatment of benign vocal neoplasms, based on computerised stroboscopy, Professor Cornut


Laryngograph: One-day voice workshop at the City Hospital Birmingham

Course of neurophysiologically related voice disorders,Professor Wellens


Initiator the VONOD group, 3 meetings in Copenhagen and two at the Univ. College London, thereafter Copenhagen 2004, London 2005


Leader of the first voice laboratory in clinical praxis in Denmark


UK Cochrane Centre: Developing a Protocol for a Review, Radchliffe Hospital Oxford


Course Cochrane protocols and reviews, University of Oxford


Leader of course in allergology for ear-nose-throat specialists, University hospital Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen


Course in language science, University of Lund, Sweden


Danish representative in the European, East and West, Phoniatric Union, by invitation.


International workshop on phoniatrics, Torino, Italy


Member of the European phoniatric union (UEP), working group for electroglottgraphy, by invitation


Head of the Danish phoniatric society


Teacher at course in phoniatrics, the Danish society for phoniatrics, logopedics


Course of laboratory electronics, University of Århus, Denmark


Course of medical research, University of Århus, Denmark


Course of voice disorders, Karolinska Institution, Stockholm, Sweden


Course in management and administration, the Danish Medical Union


Course in work associated medical disorders, the Danish Medical Union


External examinator at the education of speech therapists at University of Copenhagen


Course in statistics, the Danish Medical Union


Secretary in the Danish phoniatric society

(See all presentations under Presentations)


Musical education

The Repertoire

SingingMühlerlieder and Wintereise (Schubert) Dichterliebe (Schumann) Vier ernste Gesänge (Brahms) Verdi, Mozart, R. Strauss-aries

PianoBeethoven sonater, Bach pieces, incl. Italian concert. Schumann Kinderscenen a.o.

2014-Bayreuther Festspiele, Wagner Festival, Germany

1999-Salzburger Festspiele, Austria

1975-80Karen Heerup; private song education Numerous master classes

1958-61Private piano lessons, Teddy Teirup

1957-65Jolanda Rodio; private song education

1954-57Permanent soloist in the High school choir

1949-57Private piano lessons, E. Munk

Professional occupation in Laryngology


2006-10Nomination Danish delegate COST-action 2103, Advanced Voice Assessment.

1981-85Copenhagen school systems, consultant Laryngologist

1978-89Hvidovre Hospital, consultant Laryngologist

1975-79Bispebjerg hospital, consultant Laryngologist

1974-85Copenhagen Singing School, Skt. Annae Gymnasium, consultant Laryngologist

-And others.


Professional memberships

2016-Member of Dansk Vokalforening

2012-2014Member of American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery

2011-Honorary Member of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation

2007-International Biographical Society, DDG MOIF, HonDG, HonMA, HonDL.

2005-10Membership of Indexcopernicus

1998-The English Royal Society of Medicin (FRSM)

1990-By invitation, Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen and others

1976-The Danish medical union, union of ear-nose-throat specialists

1976-By invitation, Danish representative, the Union of European Phoniatricians

Foundations and prizes


2014Research Prof. IBC Cambridge, UK

2014Hon. Prof. of Medicine IBC Cambridge, UK

2012MD Herbert H. Dedo Award for Enhancing Education in Laryngology and Voice Care

2011Dr. Hans von Leden Life Achievement Award In the Field of Voice Care, XII Annual Pacific Voice Conference

2011Honorary member of Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation

2010Accomplished Leader of Influence, American Biographical Institute, ABI Inc., USA

2010Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation Award, For Significant Contribution to Voice Care and Science in Denmark

2010COST 2103 - Advanced Voice Assessment in Europe invited course on: Logopedics in the USA and EU

2010COST 2103 - Advanced Voice Assessment in Europe invited course on: Spasmodic dysphonia in the USA and EU

2009Gold medal for Denmark, American Biographical Institute Inc. ABI, USA

2009Hall of Fame, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England

2007The Yorker International University, Honorary Doctorate, June 24, Palazzo Borghese, Florence Italy

2007International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, The Cambridge Blue Book

2007International Biographical Centre Cambridge, Order of International Ambassadors and International Fellowship

2007International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, Assistant of the Deputy Director General

2006-Marquis Who is Who in the World

2006-2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century

2006-The American Biographical Institute, Outstanding Female Executive, Medical Voice Disorders

2006-United Cultural Convention, Cambridge, Lifetime Achievement Award, Excellence in Voice Research

2006-Who is Who in Science and Engineering

2006-07The International Biographical Centre Campbridge Leading Health Professionals of the world

2006-07International Biographical Centre Campbridge, Diploma of Achievement in Voice research 34 of 100

2005-Great Mind of the 21st Century (2005/2006) - due to significant accomplishments within, and mastery of: Voice Research

1997The Finnish phoniatric society prize

1997Ernst and Young, registrar Kurt Rasmussen

1988Schering-Plough. Phonetograph and statistical analysis

1980-85The Danish Medical Science travel grands

1974-76Copenhagen School System, stroboscope, computer, frequency analyser, intensity measurement set-up, sound treated room and software

1973P Carl Pedersens Fond, electroglottograph and oscilloscope

Danish statistical research assistance (East Danish statistical foundation, Prof. Keiding, the Panum institute), 1980, 1985, 1998, 2002,2003,2004.


Other activities


2013-Co-worker on OCT Beckmann Institute California and DTU Denmark.

2008 & 10International conference on advances in laryngeal biophysiology, Madison, United States, Wisconin (by invitation)

2006Invited to VI International Symposium on Tonsils and Mucosal Barriers of the Upper Airways (VI ISTMB)

2005Invited to Nordic ORL Congress Island

2005Invited to Round table in Rome, IFOS, (International Federation of Ear Nose Throat Societies)

2004Invited to Vocal fold physiology and biomechanics world conf. Marseille, France.

1998Austrian Voice Institute, invited to their yearly conference in Salzburg, Austria.

1993Invited to The Russian Phoniatric Society. St. Petersburg

1993Invited to The European Union of Phoniatricians Prag.

1991Invited to Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpædagogen, Germany

1989Invited to Leipziger Symposium, Germany

1987-88Invited to Berlin Humbolt University, Germany

1986Invited to The European Union of Phoniatricians Poznan, Poland

1981-Invited co-worker and organiser at international conferences

1981Invited to Comet

1975-2000Co-work with the firms FJ Electronics and Voice Profile for development of hardware and soft ware for voice analysis

1972-Member and presenter of original works incl. Abstracts at international conferences incl. the European Phoniatric Union, Int. Ass. for Logopedics and Phoniatrics 
Voice Symposium, USA. 
Bundesverband Deutscher Gesangpädagogen, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phoniatrie und Logopädie.
British Voice Association. 
The European and World conferences in ear-nose-throat disorders.
and the World conferences of phonetics.

1967-Original works accepted at Danish and foreign peer reviewed journals

Mette Pedersen Award Foundation, Prices on evidence based voice research


2016-18Josipa Bainac, Professional Singer, Vienna.

2014Price 2014: Dr. Miriam A. Mosing, Ph.D., Stockholm, Dr. Joseph Schömicher-Thier, Salzburg, Prof. Thomas Murry, Cornell Institute New York, Taran Tatla, Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon

2010-16Yearly price COST Related Symposium Copenhagen, Prof. Krzysztof Izdebski.

2009Tanya Vestergaard Pacific Voice Conference Los Angeles, United States.

2009Krzysztof Izdebski Dr. Interspeech 2009, Brighton UK, advanced voice assessment, special session

2008Julie Pedersen Studies of logopedics San Fransisco with Dr Krzysztof Izdebski

2008Krzysztof Izdebski Dr. Management committee meeting of advanced voice assessment Tampere, Finland.

2008Julie Pedersen. European summer school of advanced voice assessment The 6th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Tampere, Finland

2006Umbreen Yousaf MD. The 5th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics Japan

 and others