Dr. Astrid Stephan

Dr., Master of Science in Nursing, registered nurse

e-mail: astrid.stephan© 

Phone: +49 (0)345 557 4404

Vocational training & certificates

  • 2017: Conferring of a doctorate
  • 2007 - 2009 Master’s course in Nursing Sciences at the University Witten/Herdecke (Degree: Master of Science in Nursing, MScN) 
  • 2003 - 2007 Bachelor’s course in Nursing Sciences at the University Witten/Herdecke (Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BScN)
  • 1998 - 2001 Vocational training in nursing 

Professional career

  • Since 2014: Scientific staff member, IGPW, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg 
  • Since 2015: Head of Nursing Development and Organization at Uniklinikum Aachen
  • 2013 - 2015: Scientific staff member, Public Health Unit, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf 
  • 2010 - 2013: Scientific staff member, Department of Nursing Science, University Witten/Herdecke 
  • 2009 - 2010: Scientific staff member, Institute for Patient Safety, at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn

Occupations in nursing

  • 2004 - 2007: Part-time work as a nurse in care for the elderly and in addiction care
  • 2001 - 2003: Nurse (surgery) in St. Augustinus Hospital, Düren

Current research project

  • ACTIFCare:  Access to timely formal dementia care. European research project in the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND), examining how people with dementia and their relatives get access to professional care.


  • German Network for Evidence-based Medicine (Deutsches Netzwerk Evidenzbasierte Medizin e.V. (DNEbM))