Dr. phil. Rosa Mazzola

Dr. phil., graduated gerontologist and nursing manager (FH), in healthcare and nursing, specialist in psychiatry 


Room 303


E-Mail: Rosa.Mazzola(at)


Phone: +49 (0)345 557 4427

Vocational training & certificates

  • 2015: Conferring of a doctorate (Dr. phil.), University of Bremen
  • 2005: Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Institute for Gerontology, degree in Gerontology
  • 2001: Protestant University of Applied Science Darmstadt, course of studies in Health and Nursing Sciences, degree as nursing manager (FH) 
  • 1994: Further training as a specialist nurse for psychiatry at the clinic of the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz
  • 1989: Vocational training in healthcare and nursing at the District Hospital in Erbach 

Professional career

  • Since 11/2017: Scientific staff member at the Institute for Health and Nursing Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • Since 02/2015: Scientific staff member at the Ostfalia University of Applied Science, Faculty of Health in Wolfsburg 
  • Since 2012: Speaker for the “Bremen Journal Club for Nursing – Evidence-based Nursing” at the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research at the University of Bremen 
  • 2010-2013: Doctoral study course „User-oriented health provision“ at the Hans-Böckler-Foundation at the University of Bremen                                           
  • 2006-2010: University of Bremen, Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research, research grants  and academic assistance 
  • 2001-2006: Head of Project and responsible for out- and inpatient care for the elderly at the Hufeland-Haus, Frankfurt am Main, Department for Development and Quality Control. 
  • 1990-2001: Worked as a registered nurse

Research focus

  • Older people, health support and prevention in old age, dementia, decision-making at the end of life 

Current research projects

  • SaluPra: Development of an interactive, media-supported training and counseling intervention as well as  intervention measures relating to prevention and health promotion in a residential care setting
  • "Developing extra-occupational study courses in Health and Nursing Sciences – PuG”, tender of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research.  Subproject Ostfalia University of applied Science – University of Applied Science Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, Faculty of Health Wolfsburg.  Development and testing of innovative extra-occupational training courses, focusing on gerontology and geriatric care, in a Blended Learning Format.


  • German Society of Nursing Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pflegewissenschaft (DGP)
  • Trainer at the German Center for Evidence-based Nursing, Halle