Professional Activities

Since 2015
Head of the Department of Health, Nursing and Old Age Insurance at the SOCIUM Research Center for Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen

Since 2015
Director UBC Center for Social Policy Research

Since 2006
Director, Health, Long-Term Care and Pensions Department, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (renamed in 2015, formerly Health Economics, Health Policy and Outcomes Research Department, Centre for Social Policy Research), University of Bremen

Since December 2005
Full Professor of Health Economics at the University of Bremen

November 2004-December 2005
Professor of Health Economics and Healthcare Research, Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, Fulda University of Applied Sciences

2003-2014
Subproject leader, Collaborative Research Center 597 "Transformations of the State"

1999-2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics (Director: Prof. Dr. Schmähl), Centre for Social Policy Research, University of Bremen

1996-1999
Research Associate, Department of Economics, Centre for Social Policy Research (Director: Prof. Dr. Schmähl), University of Bremen

1995-1996
Post-doc Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne

1993-1995
Research Associate, Department of Economics, Centre for Social Policy Research (Director: Prof. Dr. Schmähl), University of Bremen

1992-1993
Research Associate, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne