Universität Bielefeld, School of Public Health, Bielefeld, Germany
Fellow of the ZiF research group "Normative Aspects of Public Health"
Petra Kolip studied psychology at the University of Bielefeld where she received her diploma in 1988. She received her Ph.D. in 1992 from the Bielefeld University for her work on social support and resilience in adolescence. She continued her studies at the School of Public Health at the Technical University Berlin and at the Bielefeld School of Public Health, where she worked as assistant professor. She published her study on Gender and Adolescent Health in 1998 and headed the Division of Health and Intervention Research at the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich. In 2000 she took over the position as a professor of Social Epidemiology at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bremen. Since 2009 she holds the position as professor of Health Promotion and Prevention at the School of Public Health, Bielefeld. She is director of the WHO Collaborating Centre (CC) for Child and Adolescent Health Promotion
Her research interests pertain to the interaction between the medical system and patients, focussing especially on women's health issues; thus gender mainstreaming in health care systems, gender adequate health care and prevention are topical. As director of the WHO CC she is also interested in adolescent health promotion and conducts several studies on the evaluation of health promotion and prevention.