Doctor in Physical Geography, University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1980.
Instructor University Amsterdam, 1972-1975. Research assistant Free University, Amsterdam, 1975, Geological Survey of Denmark, Copenhagen, 1981-1982. Professor physical geography University Uppsala, Sweden, since 1995.
Personal research and consultant for various university and institutes in Europe and United States, 1985-1995.
Member Palynological, Periglacial, Quaternary and Stratigraphic Group.
Married Tage Hansen Thyrsted, November 7, 1970.