Lene Mikkelsen

Dr Lene Mikkelsen is CEO of LM Consulting, specialising in health information systems, civil registration and vital statistics. She holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. She worked for 23 years with the United Nations in Geneva and Bangkok in senior statistical and managerial roles. She served as a member of the Technical Advisory Group of the Health Metrics Network and was a senior consultant in vital statistics to the Health Information Systems Knowledge Hub at the University of Queensland from 2009-2013.

She has authored numerous publications in methods and approaches to strengthening vital registration systems, including the widely-used CRVS Rapid and Comprehensive Assessment Tools, was a primary author of the CRVS Resource Kit and ANACONDA the electronic tool that countries can use to access the accuracy and completeness of their mortality and cause of death data. She has designed and implemented training courses in health information systems and the analysis of vital registration data.

Dr Mikkelsen is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Health Information Management Journal and a Senior Technical Advisor to Bloomberg Philanthropies Data for Health Initiative. She is based at the University of Melbourne School of Population and Global Health.