date of birth


current position

Professor for Health and Nursing Sciences, Institute for Health and Nursing Sciences Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg



study /

promotion /


·       Studies of teacher training, upper secondary level/vocational schools, Health Science and German language and literature studies, University of Hamburg (1992-1998)

·       Dr. phil., University of Hamburg (2004, summa cum laude)

occupational qualification

Vocational training as fully-licensed nurse, municipal hospital Lüneburg (1987-1990)

occupational activity

Fully-licensed nurse, hospitals and community nursing in Lüneburg and Hamburg (1990-1998)

academic career

·       Research fellow, University of Hamburg, Unit of Education and Health Sciences (1999-2006)

·       Professor (W1) for Nursing Science, University of Bremen, 2006-2008

·       Professor (W2 equivalent) for Clinical Nursing Research Witten/Herdecke University (2009-2013)

·       Professor for Health and Nursing Sciences (W3), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (since 2013)  

guest professorship

Witten/Herdecke University, 2013-2017

academic offices

·       Director of the Institute for Health and Nursing Sciences

·       Vice Dean for Gender Affairs, Medical Faculty

·       Member of the Directory of the interdisciplinary Center for Medicine, Ethics and Law

·       Member of the Ethics Committee, Medical Faculty

·       Member of the Doctorate Committee, Medical Faculty

memberships (selection)

·       European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)

·       Deutsches Netzwerk Evidenzbasierte Medizin (DNEbM)

·       Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontologie und Geriatrie (DGGG)

·       MEZIS e.V., Initiative unbestechlicher Ärztinnen und Ärzte

voluntary academic/scientific activities

·       President of the European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS)

·       Member of the Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der Entwicklung im Gesundheitswesen [National Advisory Board for the Assessment of the Development of the German Health Care System]

·       Corresponding Board Member of the German Network of Evidence-based Medicine (DNEbM)

·       Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Evidence and Quality in Health Care (Elsevier)

third-party funded projects

·       Currently, supervision of 11 third-party funded research projects (funding: Horizon 2020, Erasmus+, BMBF, G-BA Innovationsfonds, Techniker Krankenkasse, Saxony-Anhalt state)

·       All projects:

conference organization (leading, a selection)

·       Summer conference of the European Academy of Nursing Science, Halle (Saale), 2016

·       Annual Scientific Meetings of the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine (since 2011 as board member and 2014 as congress president in Halle (Saale), 2021 conference and congress presidency in Halle (Saale) in preparation)

publishing activities

·       8/2020: 213 PubMed indexed references; 152 peer reviewed scientific papers

·       Peer reviewed papers:

research priorities

·       Development and evaluation of complex interventions

·       Clinical epidemiology of nursing problems, e.g. dementia-related care needs in nursing homes and home care nursing; mobility, joint contractures, use of physical restraints and psychotropic medication in nursing homes, advance care planning

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