Short CV/Education and training

  • 1971
    Enrolment at Hamburg University, Chemistry Department

  • 1976
    Final Examination, Diplomchemikerin

  • 1979
    Doctorate Dr. rer. nat., Reserach Group Prof. Dr. H. Paulsen

  • 1979 – 1988
    Research Assistant at Essen University, Chemistry Department

  • 1987
    Habilitation, Essen University, qualification to do professorial teaching and research in chemistry education, Venia Legendi

  • 1988
    Johann-Friedrich-Gmelin-Award of the German Chemical Society, Section Chemistry Education

  • 1988 – 1990
    Temporary Professor in Vocational Education with Specialisation in Cosmetics/Hairdressing

  • 1990 – 2004
    Professorship in Chemistry Education, Essen University

  • 2002
    Offer of a professorship in Science Education at the Stockholm Institute of Education declined

  • 2004
    Offer of a professorship in Science Education at the University of Hamburg declined

  • since 2004
    Chair of Chemistry Education, University of Duisburg-Essen

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Board of the Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, 1990 – 1996

  • Member of the University Council, Essen University, 1992 – 1998

  • Deputy Head of the Chemistry Department, Essen University, 1994 – 1998

  • Member of the Committee of the Academic Senate on Teaching,. Study, Academic reform and continuing Education at Essen University, 2000/2001

  • Chair of the Center for Teacher Education, Essen University , 2001 – 2005

  • Deputy Head of the Chemistry Department, Essen University, 2001 – 2004

  • Head of the Chemistry Department, University of Duisburg-Essen, 2004 – 2008

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften, 1995 – 1999

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften, since 1999

  • Member of the National Expert Group Sciences in the PISA project, Germany, 1998 – 2001

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Federally supported Pilot Programme „Steigerung der Effizienz des mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Unterrichts (SINUS)“ , 1999 – 2003

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the National Project Manager for the OECD-Project PISA, 2001 – 2004

  • Member of the Committee for in-service teacher training of the German Chemical Society, 2001 – 2005

  • Chairperson of the Board of the Gesellschaft für Didaktik der Chemie und Physik, 2001 – 2005

  • Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal „Chemie Konkret“, 2002 – 2008

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the BMBF-project “Chemie im Kontext” , 2002 – 2008

  • Member of the referee commission in a Gender research Programme in Baden Württemberg, 2002 – 2003

  • Member of the referee commission of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft for the Evaluation of the Institute for Science Education (IPN) , 2003

  • Member of the referee commission for the Evaluation of Natural Sciences at the Universities of Education in Baden Württemberg, 2003 – 2004

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Swedish National Graduate School in Science and Technology Education (FontD) , 2003 – 2008

  • Deputy Chair of the DFG-Reserach Group „Teaching and Learning of Science“, since 2003

  • Chair of the DFG Graduate School „Teaching and Learning of Science“, since 2004

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the book series “Studien zum Physik- und Chemielernen”, Logos, Berlin, since 2004

  • Referee for the International Journal of Science Education, since 2005

  • Referee for the Swedish Research Council, 2005 – 2006

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Zentrum für empirische Schul- und Unterrichtsforschung, Göttingen, since 2005

  • Member of the Jury for the Presentation of the ThyssenKrupp Prize „Ideenmacher“, since 2006

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal “Chemie Konkret” , since 2008

  • Head of the Independent Committee for Quality Control of the Chemistry Abitur Tests in NRW, since 2008

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