Alice Kongsted is a Professor at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics at the University of Southern Denmark and a senior researcher at the Nordic Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics. Her research concerns spinal pain with a focus on primary care management of back pain and on clinical epidemiology. She has led the development of “GLA:D Back”, a program for implementation of patient education and exercises for people with persistent back pain. Alice Kongsted is an Associate Editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and of Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. She has been closely involved in The Danish Health Authority’s development of national clinical guidelines for treatment of lumbar radiculopathy, cervical radiculopathy and of non-specific neck pain. She was part of the Lancet Low Back Pain Series Working Group that published three papers in March 2018 to call for worldwide recognition of the disability associated with back pain and the need for prioritising this globally growing problem.