Positions and projects

Trees along a road in the evening sun Presently I am a freelancer in scientific consultancy and statistics as well as a farmer with young cattle and feed production on about 50 ha of fields and pastures, to a large part on nature reserves.

The most important positions in my professional development were

  • Psychiatric University Clinics Basel, Switzerland
  • Institute of health and care sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems  and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Hochrhein-Institute for Rehabilitation Research, Bad Säckingen, Germany
  • Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Institute for psychology, Freiburg, Germany
  • Larger and smaller farms
2020-2021
Uddetorp Naturbruksskola, Skara, Sweden

Vocational education in agriculture (animal care, plant production, machinery, business economy)

2020 Kastellegården, Kungälv, Sweden
  Handling of cattle, care for calfs, grass harvest, weed control, building and repair
2019 Wapnö AB, Halmstad, Sweden
  Handling of young cattle, fences, electricity and water on the pastures
2018
Queen Silvia children's hospital, Gothenburg, and
Institute of health and care sciences, University of Gothenburg
  Tasks: Multivariate statistical analyses, development of models about the pathogeneses of retinopathy of prematurity
  Project: Multi-Center Study to Determine the Role of Fatty Acids in Serum in Preventing Retinopathy of Prematurity (MDM)
2010-2017 Psychiatric University Clinics Basel, Switzerland
  Tasks: Development of methods fo the national programme for quality development for all about 100 psychiatric hospitals/departments in Switzerland. Monitoring of big amounts of data on hospital and national level, multivariate statistical analyses. Consulting of the client and its scientific board. Project management with staff and budget responsibility. Appraisal of innovative processes/therapies; quality studies; analysis of data from electronic patient journals; organisational development; support of the board of directors in evidence-based decision-making. Design and implementation of scientific studies, e.g. regarding the quality of psychiatric treatment, benchmarking of hospitals regarding patient satisfaction. Mentoring of young researchers; contributions to medical education of specialist physicians in research methods/quality development.
  Projects among others: Inventory of the treatment situation before and while obtaining an invalidity pension; National measurements psychiatric inpatient care Switzerland
2011-2013 Furtwangen University, Furtwangen, Germany
  Introductory courses in social and health psychology for students in the programme ‘Applied health sciences’. Construction and evaluation of written examinations (part time, 1 course per semester)
2002-2010 Fraunhofer-Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
  Tasks: Manager of Business unit "Innovations in the health system", strategic development of the business unit; mentoring for young researchers; advisory regarding research methods for members of the department. Lead amongst others of a discussion project about health innovation.
Acquisition of research funds on regional, national and EU levels; development, implementation, management of research and evaluation studies regarding functional foods, biotechnology and health technologies, methods of health technology assessment, evaluation of emerging technologies, assessment of research programmes and framework conditions for pharmacovigilance and clinical research, mapping of medical research in German university hospitals. Supervision of national and international project consortia.
  Projects among others: Inno-HTA; Seahealth; EuroVigilance; MetaForum 'Innovation in the health system'; ImpactInfect; TAB Clinical research; Tissue-engineering; TAB Personalised medicine
1997- 2002 Hochrhein-Institute for Rehabilitation research, Bad Säckingen, Germany
  Tasks: Research designs, patient surveys, on-site visits, analyses of patient records, multivariate data analysis, economic evaluation, management of a project regarding effectiveness and efficiency of part-time orthopedic rehabilitation. Development and empirical testing of a questionnaire for the comprehensive measurement of symtom severity and its changes in medical rehabilitation. Contributions to training in rehabilitation and research methods. Participation in Erasmus Summer School on methods of clinical epidemiology.
  Projects among others: Evaluation of part-time orthopedic care of LVA Rheinland-Pfalz; Operationalisation of therapy goals in medical rehabilitation
1993-1997 Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Institute for psychology, Freiburg, Germany
  Tasks: Interviews, quantitative and qualitative data analysis in projects about risk perception regarding HIV/AIDS; studies with interviews, questionnaires and on-site audits for the evaluation of the national German personal-communicative AIDS prevention campaign; German representative at IUHPE-workshop on quality indicators in health promotion. Preparation of doctoral thesis.
  Projects among others: Evaluation of the personal-communicative AIDS-prevention campaign of Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
1998 Dr. phil.
  (Psychology, minors in philosophy and medical sociology)
Doctoral thesis: "Evaluation and Quality Assurance in the Personal-communicative AIDS-Prevention – A Meta-Evaluation"
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
1994 Master/diploma in psychology ("Diplom-Psychologe")
  Thesis: "Evaluation of a low threshold offering for persons with addiction"
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany
1985-1987 Regional psychiatric hospital Northern Black Forest
  Civil service as nurse assistant in acute psychiatric care
1984 Hermann-Hesse-Gymnasium Calw
  Graduation: General higher education entrance qualification

 

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