Team

Professor Petra J. Brzank

 

SUB-PROJECT LEADER

Petra J. Brzank, DrPH, MPH, is a sociologist with a doctoral degree in health science and has been a professor of sociology and social research methods at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences since 2016. She is also an executive member of the board of the Institute for Social Medicine, Rehabilitation Sciences and Healthcare Research (ISRV) at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences.

Career: Research assistant at the Institute for Health Sciences at Technische Universität Berlin, where she carried out accompanying research on S.I.G.N.A.L., the first model project for improving health care provision for women affected by violence at Charité Berlin (2000–2007), as well as at Fulda University of Applied Sciences (2007–2012), where her roles included being a member of the working group for health protection in cases of interpersonal violence. She completed her doctorate on the behaviour of women affected by violence when seeking help and was a guest researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the Gender Violence and Health Centre, which was founded by Charlotte Watts (2012–2013). Co-founder and contributor to the Büro für medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe (office for medical assistance for refugees) in Berlin (1995–2002). Her main focuses are violence and health, especially as regards women; social health determinants; and gender-sensitive research methods.

Hanna-Sophie Ulrich (M.A.)

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Hanna-Sophie Ulrich, M.A. Sociology, has been involved in the ELSA-VG sub-project as a research assistant at Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences and in university teaching since December 2020. Her focus areas include psychosocial support for migrants and refugees, taking into account gender-sensitive and intersectional perspectives.

Alina Jung (M.A.)

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Alina Jung is a social scientist and completed her masters in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies and Gender and International Law. Since December 2021 she has been involved in the ELSA-VG sub-project as a research assistant at the Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include gender-based violence from an intersectional and feminist perspective and reproductive justice.

Kristina Winter (M.A.)

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Kristina Winter completed her masters degree in Sociology. Since December 2021 she has been involved in the ELSA-VG sub-project as a research associate at the Nordhausen University of Applied Sciences. Her research interests include child and adolescent health, socialization, sexual health and violence.

Mara Pfeifer

 

STUDENT ASSISTANT

Mara Pfeifer, BA Social Work, has been studying Cultural Studies as a second degree at the University of Leipzig since 2020. She works as a research assistant in the ELSA-VG project, focusing on the living conditions of women* with a history of flight and migration.

Nele Schneider

 

STUDENT ASSISTANT

Nele Schneider is an undergraduate student of cultural studies at Leipzig University. She is a student assistant on the ELSA-VG project with a focus on women in violent relationships.