Glaessel, Andrea

Since July 2017, Andrea Glässel is a research associate at the Institute for Biomedical Ethics and History of Medicine (IBME) and she is working in the interprofessional group of DIPEx Swiss (Database of Individual Patient Experiences). In addition to her research at IBME, Andrea is a lecturer and researcher in qualitative health research and at the School of Health Professions at the Zurich Applied University of Sciences (ZHAW) Winterthur, where she holds a Professors title in interprofessional collaboration and communication since 2017. In 2012, she finalised her PhD program at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität of Munich in human biology by the topic: Functioning and disability after stroke: The patient and the health professional perspective. From 2004 to 2008 she was a research associate in the biopsychosocial health unit, Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IHRS) located at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany where she worked in development and validation projects around the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in collaboration with the WHO. She continued her work at Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland until 2015 before she changed to ZHAW.
From her profession is Andrea a trained physiotherapist since 1991. She worked ten years in in- and outpatient settings including 5 years as head of an interprofessional department of motor neurorehabilitation. Andre a graduated 2001 with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hildesheim, Germany including one semester at the Faculty of Health at the University of Linköping, Sweden. Since 2006, she holds a Master’s degree in Neurorehabilitation from the Danube University in Krems, Austria. In 2007 she received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the University Bielefeld, Germany.

Research interests
• Health experiences from patient and health professional perspective – Illness Narratives
• Interprofessional Teamwork and Communication in the rehabilitation and health care setting
• International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
• Neurological Rehabilitation