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English WikiChiro:Today's featured article/November 5, 2012
Prof. Leboeuf-Yde formerly practiced as a chiropractor in France and Sweden, but for the past twenty years has mainly been engaged in research. While living in Australia in the 1980s she taught at the School of Chiropractic at the Phillip Institute of Technology in Melbourne and was employed at the Australian Spinal Research Foundation as Research Director. She then completed a Masters Degree in Public Health while working at two governmental departments as a researcher.
Dr Lebouf-Yde then returned to Europe where she completed a Ph.D. degree in epidemiology at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. She spent some years as a researcher at the Nordic Institute for Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics in Odense and later as Research Director at a Danish local government medical research unit. In 2004 she was appointed Research Professor in Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark.
She is the author of numerous research articles and has two main research interests. From a public health perspective, she is interested in the causes and possibilities of prevention of back pain. From a clinical perspective, she would like to learn more about the different subpopulations of people with back pain in order to make it possible to direct patients to the best treatment. She is a firm believer in the need to integrate research with clinical practice, and to bring clinical practice into research.