Saal, Susanne


Vocational training & certificates 

  • 2013: Conferring of a doctorate, Doctor rerum medicarum (Doctor of Medical Sciences)
  • 2007: Diploma in nursing and health sciences
  • 2001-2007: Diploma programme "Nursing and Health Science", Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Halle (Saale)
  • 1996-1999: Vocational training in physiotherapy (Medical School, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)

Professional career

  • Since 2007: Scientific staff member at the Institute of Health and Nursing Science, Medical Faculty, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale)
  • 2001-2002: Occupation in an outpatient physiotherapeutic facility in Halle / Saale
  • 1999-2001: Occupation in an outpatient physiotherapeutic facility in Leipzig

Research focus

  • Evidence-based approaches in care following a stroke in old age in community and nursing home settings. 
  • Methods of developing and evaluating complex interventions 

 Current and former research projects

  • Cochrane LTx: Prevention of infection for liver-transplanted patients. Three Cochrane Reviews
  • PaReSiS: Participative Rehabilitation in Stroke Patients
  • SaBiNe: Cross-interface, work-related case management in therapeutic aftercare of addiction as key to integration through employment and relapse prevention


  • German Association for Physiotherapy - Central Association for Physiotherapists (Zentralverband für Physiotherapeuten/ Krankengymnasten (ZVK) e.V.)
  • Working group "Lower extremities" of the Guidelines Committee of the German Society of Neurorehabilitation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurorehabilitation, DGNR) and the Central Association for Physiotherapists
  • German Network for Evidence-based Medicine (Deutsches Netzwerk Evidenzbasierte Medizin e. V. (DNEbM))
  • German Scientific Society for Physiotherapy (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Physiotherapiewissenschaft e.V. (DGPTW))