About Martina Roes

Professor of Nursing Science and Health Care Research
Speaker of the German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)/Witten
Senior Research Group Leader 'Implementation and Dissemination Research'




After nursing education and several years of nursing practice (1979-1991), I studied sociology, philosophy and psychology at the Free University Berlin (1991-1997). After graduating in sociology, I received a research grant from the Robert Bosch Foundation in the pilot project Knowledge Circulation in Nursing Education, which was also the topic of her PhD thesis (2002). Following the grant, I worked as a research associate at the Institute for Applied Nursing Research (IAP) at the University of Bremen, and became professor of Nursing Management at the Clementine von Wallmenich University of Applied Science (2002). At the end of 2003, a professorship for Nursing Science at the University of Applied Science in Bremen followed; there I was dean of study affairs in the Department of Social Science (2004-2006) and vice-rector for education (2006-2008). She also founded the Institute for Quality and Case Management (IQC) in 2004. In 2010 and 2011, I worked at the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania on a postdoctoral fellowship funded by the Commonwealth Foundation and the B. Braun Foundation and was actively involved in a national project of the Long-Term Quality Alliance (LTQ). 

On behalf of the Deutsche Pflegerat (German nursing counsel), I'm a member of several work groups of the Federal Joint Commission on Quality, and board member of the ateering committee of the German Network for Quality Assurance in Nursing (DNQP). I'm also a member of the board of trustees of the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG). She represents the sisterhood of Berlin in the German Counsel for Education and she is a jury member in various charitable foundations.


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German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Stockumer Strasse 12


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