Prof. Dr. Annelie Keil

Annelie Keil, born in Berlin as an illegitimate child in 1939, grew up there and from 1940 in a children's home in Poland, learned a lot from the experience of war, imprisonment, flight and life with social welfare as a child and adolescent; studied political science, sociology and education in Hamburg, 1968 doctorate, 1969-71 assistant and academic councillor at the University of Education Göttingen, 1971 appointment as professor at the University of Bremen, fields of work: social work science, health sciences and illness research, applied biography and lifeworld research. Founding member of the "Center for Public Health" and the "Institute for Applied Biography and Lifeworld Research (IBL) at the University of Bremen), the network "Future Design and Mental Health Bremen" of the "Forum Teaching and Learning" (FLL). Extensive lecturing activities, radio and television broadcasts on the area of health and illness, life crises and life skills, family and child support, dying and end-of-life care; hospice work, educational work with rural women and women entrepreneurs in the trades; voluntary work in various psychosocial and educational projects in Germany and abroad such as Child Protection League, Cancer Society. Women's health centers, self-help groups; co-founder, director and lecturer of the scientific continuing education program Palliative Care (PAC) at the University of Bremen (2004-2020). 1992 first prize winner of the Berninghausen Prize for excellent teaching, 2004 Federal Cross of Merit for many years of honorary work in Germany and abroad; 2018 Carola Gold Prize for Equal Health Opportunities/ Poverty and Health (Berlin); 2019 award of the Bremen Senate Medal for Art and Science.
Since 2004 in a busy "retirement" beyond gainful employment, further collaboration in psycho-social projects, book author, lectures, film projects, two marriages without lasting success, no children of my own but many for whom there is much to do; close friendships and elective affinities, curious, mindful and always practicing dert in dealing with the "last" phase of life.

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