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Drawing on policy studies, talent development initiatives, production studies, and issues of style in the context of Denmark, Mette has pioneered the field of small nations and film. Her research has developed through collaboration with practitioners, including policy makers and filmmakers. Mette was appointed by the Danish Ministry of Culture to the Board of the Danish Film Institute in 2017. She has assisted the Danish Film Institute with projects related to FilmLab Palestine in Ramallah and is in general keen to engage with filmmakers who see filmmaking as a means of creating significant forms of public value. A member of the Global Green Media Network led by Hunter Vaughan and Pietari Kaapa, Mette hopes to nurture practitioners with an ability to effect the changes that net zero goals require. Mette's research trajectory is captured in the SCMS's Fieldnotes Project, for which she was interviewed by Missy Molloy: https://vimeo.com/416582967 Mette takes a strong interest in policy formation related to the higher education sector. She has served on the Hong Kong government's University Grants Committee (overseeing the 8 government-funded universities), appointed in a personal capacity by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Mette has held tenured positions in Canada, Denmark, and Hong Kong. Her previous appointments include: Director of Film and Communications (McGill University), Head of the Film Section (University of Copenhagen), Dean of Arts (Hong Kong Baptist University), Head of Comparative Literature (University of Hong Kong), and Associate Vice President, Quality Assurance and Internationalisation (Lingnan University). Visiting appointments include a Professor II appointment at the University of Trondheim and a Leverhulme visiting professorship at the University of St Andrews. In addition to her permanent position, Mette is currently Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Visiting Professor of Creative Industries at the University of South Wales.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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