Hanne Albert is a leading expert on lumbar disc herniation and Modic changes. In 2013, she published a ground-breaking paper in the European Spine Journal which described a double-blind, placebo-controlled, and randomised clinical trial with 162 patients which demonstrated that an oral antibiotic treatment offered a curative treatment for these chronic low back pain patients by removing the bacterial infection. Dr Albert was awarded the prestigious German Award for Pain Research and Contribution to Medicine for this work and other studies in this space in 2017.
She is currently an assistant editor of the European Spine Journal, and a reviewer for several other prestigious international journals including The Lancet. With over 50 peer-reviewed publications, Dr Albert is a leading keynote speaker for the sector and frequently travels to speak at international conferences. She is a recipient of the Danish Physiotherapists Research Award, the Columna prize from The Danish Society for Musculoskeletal Medicine, and the award for best scientific presentation from the European Spine Society.