Who we are
Professional perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of empowerment
University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
Prof. Dr. Silke Schicktanz
Since April 2010, Silke Schicktanz is full-professor at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen. She holds a degree in biology and philosophy from the University of Tübingen and has gathered international experience in various teaching posts and projects. Her research focuses on bioethical topics in the fields of cultural comparison and the participation of the public, laypersons and patients. Prof. Dr. Schicktanz coordinates the overall project and supervises the subproject "Professional perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of empowerment".
Julia Perry, M.A.
Johannes Welsch, M.A.
Julia Perry is responsible for the coordination of the overall project (subproject 5). She is a research associate at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine and is working on her PhD in sociology with a focus on new developments in dementia research. Previously, she was involved in various projects, among others in the field of dementia diagnostics. Julia Perry studied sociology at the University of Bremen, at Stockholm University and at the University of Göttingen.
Johannes Welsch is a research associate in the subproject “Professional perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of empowerment” (since 2020). He studied Governance and Public Policy (B.A.) and Ethik der Textkulturen (German Studies, Philosophy, Theology) (M.A.) at the University of Passau, the Università degli Studi di Firenze and the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen. In his master thesis he investigated the argumentative use of concepts of autonomy in a major health policy debate. In the project, he focuses on the impact of AI-based technologies on dementia care and the ethical aspects of an empowerment approach.
Dr. Hanan Abo Jabel
Sabrina Krohm, M.A.
Dr. Hanan AboJabel recently started her post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. Her subproject – for which she received the Minerva Stiftung Post-Doctoral Fellowship – is entitled: “Moral and social attitudes of experts and family caregivers of people with dementia towards co-intelligent monitoring and assistive systems in dementia care (CIMADeC): A cross-cultural German-Israeli comparative study”.
Sabrina Krohm studies Social Diversity Studies at the University of Göttingen and is currently a research assistant at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. She works in the subproject “Professional perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of empowerment” within which she is writing her Master’s thesis with a focus on gender aspects of professional caregivers' technology assessment.
Clara Löbe, cand. med.
Jana Wegehöft, B.A.
Clara Löbe studies Medicine at the University of Göttingen and is a student assistant at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine. She is working on her medical dissertation on the topic of empowerment by means of technology with a focus on the perspective of affected persons on dementia-assistive technologies as part of subproject 3 "Affected people’s perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of privacy".
Jana Wegehöft Jana Wegehöft studies Cultural Anthropology at the University of Göttingen and has been a student assistant in the EIDEC project since November 2022. She has a special interest in issues of aging, dementia and responsibilization.
Prof. Dr. Mark Schweda
Mark Schweda has been appointed professor for Ethics in Medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Health Services Research at the University of Oldenburg in 2018. Prior to this, he was assistant professor at the Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine in Göttingen. His research interests include the relevance of modern medicine and technology for individual self-conceptions and concepts of life. A special focus is on questions of aging and new technologies in medicine and health care. Mark Schweda is supervisor of subproject 3 "Affected people’s perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of privacy".
Eike Buhr has been a research assistant in the Division Ethics in Medicine at School VI of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Health Services Research at the University of Oldenburg since 2020. Prior to that he was a student teacher, lecturer, student and research assistant in Münster and Darmstadt. In addition to current bioethical issues, his research focuses on contemporary theories of justice and questions of social philosophy and philosophy of the law. He works in subproject 3 “Affected people’s perspectives on CIMADeC and the ethics of privacy”.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hein
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Hein is head of the Division Assistance Systems and Medical Device Technology at the Department of Health Services Research at the University of Oldenburg. He is also a member of the board at the "Institute for Information Technology – OFFIS", an affiliated institute of the university. Prior to accepting a position at the University of Oldenburg in 2003, he studied and gained his doctorate in Computer Engineering and was head of the Geschäftsfeld Medizintechnik at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology. Since 2015 he has been the director of the Department of Health Services Research. His research focuses on assistance systems for elderly people as well as robotic systems and their human-robot interactions. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Hein supervises the sub-project "Scenario-based design of monitoring and robotic assistance in home care ".
Julia Wojzischke, M.Sc.
Kerstin Hackelbusch, M.Sc.
Julia Wojzischke has been working as a research associate in the Division of Assistance Systems and Medical Device Technology since 2016 and is currently doing her doctorate in the field of Health Sciences. She holds a degree in Nutritional Sciences. Her research focus lies on the nutritional status of geriatric rehabilitation patients and the possibilities of supporting elderly people through digitalization and the use of new technologies. Previously she worked in the field of geriatrics and nutrition therapy.
Kerstin Hackelbusch has been working as a research assistant in the Division of Assistance Systems and Medical Device Technology since 2020. She studied Ecotrophology at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, focusing her studies and research on nutrition economics and consumer behavior. She continued to work on service innovations, was active in teaching and examines the individual framework conditions of the acceptance of assistance systems.
Dr. Rebecca Diekmann
Caroloin Lübbe, M.Sc.
Dr. Rebecca Diekmann is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Assistance Systems and Medical Device Technology and has been head of the research group “Nutrition and physical function in older adults” since 2016. She studied at the University of Bonn where she gained her doctorate in Nutritional Science, and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University Clinic for Geriatrics in Nuremberg and Oldenburg. Her research focuses on determining the needs of older people for measuring, assessing and maintaining their nutritional and functional status and support through assistive technologies.
Carolin Lübbe has been working as a research associate in the Division of Assistance Systems and Medical Device Technology since 2019. Prior to this, she studied Medical Engineering at the University of Lübeck and Medical Technology at the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her research focuses on machine learning and the support of elderly people through the use of robotic assistance systems.
Prof. Dr. Teipel
Prof. Dr. Stefan Teipel is a psychiatrist and Chair of the Clinical Dementia Research Department at the Rostock University Medical Center as well as Deputy Head of the Rostock/Greifswald site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). His research group works on a number of topics such as early diagnostics and treatment of dementia in specialized and primary care, the participation of people with dementia and their families in the research process, and the development of digital support systems for people with dementia, including novel diagnostic systems.
University of Rostock
Institute for Visual and Analytic Computing
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirste
Prof. Thomas Kirste is head of the research group “Mobile Multimedia Information Systems” (MMIS) (since 2004) and is the director of the new Institute of Visual & Analytic Computing at the Faculty of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock (since June 2019). Since 2007 he has also been a member of the board of the interdisciplinary Department AGIS (Ageing of Individuals and Society) at the University of Rostock. The current research of MMIS focuses on methods of artificial intelligence and machine learning for situation-adaptive assistance systems in the field of medical care, in particular for people with dementia. In this field of research MMIS cooperates with a number of partners like the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the University of Zurich (University Research Priority Program "Dynamics of Healthy Aging"), the Toronto Rehab Center (Canada) and Charles-Sturt-University (Australia).
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gesine Marquardt
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gesine Marquardt is an architect and professor at the Social and Health Care Building and Design at Technical University of Dresden. Her research focuses on the effects of the built environment on human behavior and well-being. She is particularly interested in the spatial requirements of people with dementia in different care settings. In addition, Prof. Marquardt has a wide range of experience in non-subject specific communication of research results.
Dr.-Ing. Katrin Büter
Dr.-Ing. Katrin Büter is a research assistant at the chair of Social and Health Care Building and Design at Technical University of Dresden. Her work, like that of Prof. Marquardt, deals with the effects of the built environment on human behavior and well-being. Furthermore, Dr. Ing. Katrin Büter also has a wide range of experience in non-subject specific communication of research results.