Our cross-border researchers in training

CHARE GD-I projects

Yvet Mooiweer

Yvet Mooiweer, born in 1996, studied the bachelor and master in human movement sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) from 2014 to 2019. In the master phase of her study she focussed on rehabilitation practices. As part of her study she did an internship at the department for hepatobiliary surgery of the Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG) considering the prehabilitation of patients with liver or pancreatic cancer. This resulted in her Master’s thesis in which she studied the relationship between preoperative physical functioning and postoperative functional recovery of patients having a major abdominal surgery. After the completion of her studies she worked for one year at the department for orthopaedics of the UMCG. As part of the PAIR (Physical ActIvity after knee or hip Replacement) project, she was responsible for an analysis of the literature considering the physical activity of patients after hip or knee replacement. 

Since March 2021 she has started working on subproject 3, about the influence of patient and health system characteristics on outcome after total hip arthroplasty, as part of the division of organizational health services research of the Department for Health Services Research at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (UOL) and the Department for Orthopaedics of the UMCG.

Sebastian Specht

Sebastian Specht studied cartography at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden from 1996 to 2000 (engineering degree) and Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, the University of Bremen and the University of the Arts Bremen from 2004 to 2007 (M.Sc.). He is working as a cartographer, software developer and researcher, first at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig, department of cartography and visual communication (from 2001 to 2016), and at OFFIS Oldenburg, department Data Management and Analysis for Health Services Research, since 2017. He uses data science methods to create better visualisations and is happy when people gain new insights through his interactive maps or simply enjoy beautiful visualisations. Beyond that, his family, their bicycles and his post as honorary board member of a citizens' energy cooperative keep him busy.

Aida Eshak Bedri

Aida Eshak Bedri studied Public Health B.A. and Epidemiology M.Sc. in the period between 2014-2020 in the University of Bremen. As part of a three-semester long group project, she was involved in designing and conducting a cross-sectional study about the relationship between allergic diseases and critical life-events. Her master’s thesis was a rapid review of systematic reviews to explore the question if there were any indications of a change in objectively measured energy expenditure or physical activity over time in the general population within the context of the obesity epidemic. During her master’s studies, she also worked as a student assistant in the SOCIUM, a social science research institute in the University of Bremen that deals with, inter alia, healthcare policies. There, she conducted literature research for reproductive health rights and was involved in coding documents from the EU-Commission and EU-Council about the health care policy recommendations for several EU nations.

Starting from September 2021, Aida Bedri is working in the department of general medicine at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. She is responsible for the management and development of Subproject 2: Management and treatment of nosocomial- and community-related urinary tract infections in Dutch and German healthcare settings and their influence on the prevalence of antibiotic resistance bacteria.

Alexander Fassmer

Alexander is a research assistant at the department for health services research at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg. He holds a master degree in public health by the University of Bremen and recently, he finished his PhD thesis by the University of Oldenburg. Currently, he is working for the CBI Phase I project (Comparison of healthcare structures, processes and outcomes in the Northern German and Dutch cross-border region, CHARE-GD I) on health care provision differences between German and Dutch nursing home residents.

(Changed: 2021-11-30)