Prof. Dr. med. Dr. phil. Jochen Vollmann

Director, Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine
Ruhr-University Bochum
Markstraße 258a
44799 Bochum

Tel | +49 (0)234 32-23394
Fax | +49 (0)234 32-14205


Curriculum vitae

Prof. Dr. Dr. Jochen Vollmann

Professional Career
2017 - 2019 DGGPP, DGP and DGPPN task force “Psychiatry and Palliative Care”
2015 - 2019 AMWF clinical guideline project “Informed consent to medical treatment for persons with dementia,” mandate holder of the AEM
2015 - 2018 DGPPN-S3-guideline project “Prevention of and Intervention in aggressive behavior,” expert member for ethics and law
2013 - 2014 Chairperson of the DGPPN task force “Ethics in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy”
2008 - 2016 Visiting Professor, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney
2006 - 2010 Member of the Scientific Executive Board, Ruhr University Bochum Research School (German Excellence Initiative)
since 2005 Professor and Director, Institute for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
2005 Founding Member of the European Clinical Ethics Network (ECEN)
2004 - 2007 Member of the Central Ethics Commission of the German Medical Association
2003 - 2005 Member of the “Round Table Nursing” Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and Federal Ministry for Health and Social Security
2001 - 2005 Secretary, Medical Ethics Committee, World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP)
2001 - 2005 Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, University Erlangen-Nuremberg
1999 - 2000 Visiting Professor, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF), Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
1997 - 2001 Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Berlin Center for Public Health
1996 - 2001 Professor for Social Medicine, Social Psychiatry and Medical Ethics, Protestant University of Applied Sciences Berlin
1994 - 1995 Visiting Fellow, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University
1998 Habilitation in “Ethics in Medicine,” Medical Faculty, FU Berlin
1996 PhD in Philosophy, under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Marquard, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
1994 Medical Specialist in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
1991 MD under Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Federlin, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
1990 Approbation as a Medical Doctor
1989 Medical State Examination and Final Exams in Philosophy
1982 - 1989 Studies in Medicine and Philosophy in Giessen, Liverpool, Chicago and Zurich
2016 Award for Innovative Teaching, German Society for Medical Education
2013 Advancement Award for Palliative Medicine, German Society for Palliative Medicine
2011 Miembro Honorario, Asociación Peruana de Bioética, Lima (Peru)
2010 Academic Teaching Prize “Gaudium docendi” Society of Friends and Patrons of the Ruhr-University Bochum
2009 Award of Appreciation, Tokyo Society of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo
2009 University Teaching Prize, Ruhr-University Bochum
2008/2009 Best Practice Award “Dialogue in Cancer“ German Cancer Society
2001 Stehr-Boldt-Award for Medical Ethics, University of Zurich
1999 Award for Brain Research in Geriatrics, Private University Witten/Herdecke
1995/1996 Fellowship in Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School (declined)
1994 - 1996 Postdoctoral fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
1985 - 1989 Scholarship of the German National Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)