TCD forskning

Billede af Giacomo Carra

Phase One: Formation (2014-2019)

This phase focus on analysing the community, mobilising resources and establishing partners and alliances.

This phase' research questions are:

  • What are the contextual risk factors and vulnerabilities concerning type 2 diabetes in Tingbjerg?

  • What local resources and assets (human, technical, material, social, financial) exist in Tingbjerg and what are the proper mechanisms for mobilising these?

  • What are the drivers of effective and sustainable intersectoral collaboration and action among professional stakeholders within the local community?

Phase Two: Action (2019-2030)

This phase focus on co-analysing, co-creating and co-evaluating action.

This phase' research questions are:

  • What local priorities can effectively support and drive community engagement and action to promote healthy living?

  • What are the potentials and challenges of community engagement and collaborative action to promote healthy living?

  • To what extend can the Supersetting approach effectively mobilise and engage a diversity of residents, including people in marginalized and vulnerable positions?


Phase Three: Diffusion (2022-2032)

This phase focus on cost-effectiveness, uptake and transferability.

Research questions are:

  • To what extend do the Supersetting principles provide meaningful guidance and how are they adhered to among different stakeholders during the TCD initiative?

  • What are the applicable and valid methods and methodological strategies to document, measure and evaluate outcomes and impacts of TCD as a complex health promotion initiative?

  • To what extend can concepts, principles, technologies and methods of the Supersetting approach be transferred to other city contexts?


TCD builds on the hypothesis that healthy living and diabetes prevention within socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods are achievable when applying a highly participatory approach that involves the community, its residents and local resources as well as professional practitioners (i.e.  development partners and local community stakeholders) across sectors and professions, and which combines health, social and structural interventions in a coordinated and integrated manner in multiple settings in the local community.

The interdisciplinary research of TCD explore, test and develops this hypothesis during the strategic initiative that is implemented in three interconnected phases; each of which is research-based and has its own distinct focus.

All research is carried out in collaboration with a number of Danish and international research institutions. 

Contact information:

Research manager Paul Bloch: +45 3091 2920


Project coordinator Marie Petri: +45 2117 5091