Curriculum Vitae

University Education

1997     Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in Applied Statistics (magna cum laude) TU Dortmund, Germany


1994-1997     Graduation fellow at the Graduate College of Applied Statistics, TU Dortmund


1983-1989     Diploma degree (Dipl.Stat.) in Statistics and Theoretical Medicine, TU Dortmund


Professional Experience

2014-     Full Professor of Health Care Research and Head of Department Health Care Research of the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, University Bremen


2004-2014     Full Professor of Social and Nursing Research, Alice Salomon-University of Applied Sciences, Berlin


2003     Lecturer at the Alice Salomon-University of Applied Sciences, Berlin


2001-2004     Scientific Employee (Research), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany


2000     Research stay at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice within the research program AREHCAS of the European Union - Accounting in the Reform of European Health Care Systems


1999     Research stay at the Imperial College London


1999     Scholarship of the German State North Rhine-Westphalia: Participation in a research study regarding a comparison of therapy treatment of neuro-physiological rehabilitation of multiple sclerosis illnesses


1999-2001    Scientific Employee (Research), Institute of Economic Health and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Germany


1997-1998     Scientific Employee (Research), University of Siegen, Germany


1992-1993     Childcare leave


1992-2004     Permanent Lecturer for statistics at the University of Siegen, Germany


1989-1992     Scientific Employee at the Department of Mathematics at the University of Bayreuth


Professional Activities

2010-2014     Founding Member and  Board Member of the Institute for Research and Counseling in Welfare and Health Care (FoBeG e.V.), Alice Salomon University, Berlin

2010-     Member of the Ethics Committee of the German Society of Nursing Science, since 2012 elected Vice President of the Ethics Committee

2014-     Board Member of the German Society of Nursing Science


2012     Member of Interdem (pan-European network of researchers collaborating in research on and dissemination of early, timely and quality psychosocial interventions in dementia)


2014     Advisory Board Member of several long term care insurance projects of the German National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds

2014-     Editorial Board Member and Section Editor for the Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care, Elsevier