Steckelberg, Anke


Prof. Dr. Anke Steckelberg

Research focus

  • Evidence-based information on patients and consumers/users 
  • Informed decisions / Informed choice
  • Decision Coaching through specialized nurses
  • Critical health education for schoolchildren
  • EbM - Curricula for various target groups

Scientific employment 

  • As from 5/2016 Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Chair of Health and Nursing Science (Professorship W2)
  • 2007 – 2016: University of Hamburg, MIN Faculty, Health Sciences (scientific staff member)
  • 3/2007-9/2007: University of Bremen, Institute for Preventive Research and Social Medicine (scientific staff member)
  • 2000-2007: University of Hamburg, MIN Faculty, Health Sciences (scientific staff member)

Employment in nursing profession

  • 1992 – 1994: Nurse  in outpatient nursing and elderly care, Hamburg
  • 1985 – 1992: Nurse at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg
  • 1982 – 1985: Vocational training as a nurse at the District Hospital Walsrode at the Hamburgischen Krankenhaus in Bad Bevensen

Higher education qualifications 

  • 2005 – Doctoral thesis (Dr. phil.), University of Hamburg, title of the thesis “Provision and procurement of evidence-based patient and user information, taking the example of screening for colorectal carcinomas: Approaches for optimizing informed decisions”.  
  • 2000 – „1. Staatsexamen“, 1st German State Exam (degree level), University of Hamburg, teaching post for in health and social studies for senior classes and vocational schools 

Active cooperation on scientific committees and journals

  • Member of the German Network of Evidence-based Medicine (DNEbM e.V.)
  • Speaker for the department "EbM in Education and Training" in DNEbM
  • Member of the European Association for Communication in Healthcare
  • Member of the Society for Empirical  Educational Research (GEBF)
  • Section Editor for the section “Patient Partcipation” of the journal „Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität im Gesundheitswesen“ (ZEFQ) (Evidence, Further Training and Quality in Health Care“)

Publications (selected)

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