Member profile

Prof. Dr. Stefan Görres

: Prof. Dr. Stefan Görres

Professor at the University of Bremen from 1994 to 2020, specialising in nursing science and gerontology. Founding member and long-standing director of the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP). Dean of Faculty 11, Human and Health Sciences and member of the Academic Senate. After retirement, coordination and development of the "Integrated Health Campus Bremen" on behalf of the Senator for Science, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Fields of research

  • Nursing research, social gerontology, rehabilitation and skills maintenance

  • Issues of quality assurance, development and quality management

  • New management models and organisational development in health and nursing care

  • Training and qualification research, in particular questions of science/practice transfer

  • Evaluation of future care scenarios in nursing care

  • Neighbourhood approaches in municipalities


Numerous publications on topics such as the future of nursing, professionalisation of nursing professions, future care structures, quality assurance and management models in nursing as well as neighbourhood concepts as a future model of health care and the role of community health nurses. Co-editor of scientific book series. Member of numerous scientific societies and juries as well as scientific advisory boards for foundations and companies. Expertise and advice for ministries at federal and state level, among others. Initiator and organiser of numerous international collaborations and conferences, including on disaster management.

International co-operations

International co-operation with Canada, the Netherlands, Poland, Moldavia, Wales, Japan, South Korea, Mali and Cote d'Ivoire (among others)


2010 Schönwald Prize together with Dr Martina Stöver for the outstanding realisation of a research project on dementia, awarded by the German Alzheimer Society, donated by the Schönwald Foundation.

2015 Prize of the Medical University of Poznań/Poland for successful cooperation in the field of care for the elderly and training of carers.

Former memberships

  • Deputy member of the Research Commission of the Academic Senate, University of Bremen

  • Member for the University of Bremen in the association Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e.V., Bremen

  • Deputy Chairman of the Deputy Chairman of the German-Chinese Society for Nursing (DCGP)

  • Spokesperson for the BMBF-funded Nursing Research Network North

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the World Society of Disaster Nursing (WSDN)

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centre for Quality in Nursing (ZQP)

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of former Curanum AG (renamed to KORIAN AG)

  • Member of the jury for the award of the Marseille-Clinics AG nursing science prize

  • Member of the jury of the Park residential home (Parkwohnstift) Bad Kissingen Foundation

  • Member of the jury of the German Society for Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGGPP)

  • Impartial member of the Arbitration Board for Quality Assurance in Nursing at the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds

  • Member of the "Patient Safety" expert committee of the Quality Assurance Working Group, Hamburg

  • Member of the German Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology

  • Member of the German Society for Sociology

  • Peer reviewer for the specialist journals "Pflege" and "Pflege und Gesellschaft"

  • Advisory board member for the "Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics"

  • Editor: "Bremer Writings". Schlütersche, Hanover

  • Co-editor of the series "Pflegeforschung", Peter-Lang-Verlag and Co-editor of the series "Gesundheit, Pflege, Soziale Arbeit", Jakobs-Verlag

  • Member of the Selection Committee Germany of Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Practice of The Commonwealth Fund

  • Member of the working group "Rethinking healthcare professions, reorganising healthcare professions", Robert Bosch Stiftung, Stuttgart

  • Member of the editorial group "Agenda Nursing Research for Germany", sponsored by the Robert Bosch Stiftung

  • Member of the working group "Opportunities and Challenges of a Society of Longer Life". SPD party executive committee

  • Member of the BMG working group "Greater involvement of non-medical healthcare professions in basic care concepts"

  • Member of the "Round Table Care" on behalf of the BMGS and the BFSFJ

  • Individual expert on the expert advisory board for the implementation of a new definition of the need for long-term care, Federal Ministry of Health and Social Affairs (BMG)

  • Expert for the Health Committee of the German Bundestag and for political parties on topics relating to the training and academisation of nursing and healthcare professions

  • Coordinator of the working group "Nursing science and research at university hospitals and universities" - preparation of a memorandum. Robert Bosch Foundation, Stuttgart

  • Founding member of the "Association for the Promotion of a National Health Professions Council e.V."

  • Member of the "Weser Education Association Health and Care e.V. (registered association)"

Curriculum Vitae Prof. Dr. phil. habil. Stefan Görres

born 1953 in Ahrweiler

Professional background and functions

2021 bis 2022

Coordinator of the Integrated Health Campus Bremen on behalf of the Senator for Science, Bremen

2014 bis 2019

Dean of Faculty 11, Human and Health Sciences

2008 bis 2013

Managing Director of the Institute for Public Health and Nursing Research (IPP), University of Bremen and Head of Department 3 Interdisciplinary Ageing and Nursing Research: (iap)

1998 bis 2019

Member of the Academic Senate of the University of Bremen (periodically)


Founding member and member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Public Health and later of the follow-up institute IPP


Co-founder and director of the "Institute for Applied Nursing Research" (iap) at the University of Bremen, Professor in the "Nursing Science Teaching Programme" at the University of Bremen; since 2005 BA Nursing Science and MA Public Health and Nursing Science


Foundation of the Institute for Health, Environmental and Social Planning (IGUS) in Hamburg; project manager in several research projects and board member


Research associate at the School of Economics and Politics in Hamburg


Establishment and management of the "Clinical Documentation and Research" department at the Medical-Geriatric Clinic “Albertinen-House”, Hamburg


Lecturer at the Vocational Training Center (Berufsfortbildungswerk) of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), Hamburg, for professions in the social and healthcare sector


Various further education activities for Adult Education Centre (VHS), Goethe Institute and charitable organisations during studies


Training as a state-recognised nurse: State examination

Academic career


1994 - 2020

Professorship at the University of Bremen; nursing science and gerontology


Habilitation in Sociology at the Hamburg School of Economics and Politics


Doctorate (Dr phil.), University of Hamburg

1978 - 1983

Degree in Social Sciences, University of Wuppertal, Diploma in Social Sciences