Stefanie Harsch

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Junior Researcher

Adresse/Raum
KG 2, -104
 
Telefon +49 761 682-342
E-Mail stefanie.harsch(at)ph-freiburg.de
Webseite https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stefanie_Harsch2
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung

Gesundheit und Gesundheitskompetenz/Health and Health Literacy

  • von Menschen mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte / of migrants and refugees 
  • Förderung von Health Literacy in Deutsch-als-Zweitsprache-Kurse / promotion of health literacy in German as a second language course
  • von Menschen in Afghanistan / of people in Afghanistan
  • (gemeindebasierte) Gesundheitsförderung in Ländern des Globalen Südens / community-based health promotion in low-and-middle-income countries 
  • gesundheitliche Ungleichheit
  • Circle of Health 

Afghanistan

  • Gesundheitsförderung & Gesundheitskompetenz / health promotion and health literacy
  • Training zur Wirkungsmessung von Projekt / Training on Impact Evaluation of projects
  • (Friedens-)Bildung / (Peace) Education
  • Zertifikat zur Hochschuldidaktik und Schreiben an der Universität / Certificate of University Teaching and Writing at the University
  • Transnationalismus / Transnationalismus 

sowie Erforschung des Zusammenhangs von Sprache, Mehrsprachigkeit, Translingualismus, Kultur, Intersektionalität, Empowerment / additionally exploring the relationship between language, multilingualism, translingualism, culture, intersectionality and empowerment

AKTUELL

seit 01/2021: STeWS: Deutsch-Afghanische-Hochschulkooperation, Strengthening Teaching and Writing Skills at Gawharshad University, Kabul


seit 03/2018: SCURA - Gesundheitskompetenz in Sprach- und Integrationskursen.


seit 2016: verschiedene kleinere Projekte in und zu Afghanistan

  • detaillierte Informationen unserer vielfältigen Aktivitäten zu und in Afghanistan finden Sie hier: zur Homepage
  • further information on our activities in and on Afghanistan can be found here: the English Website


ABGESCHLOSSEN

2017-2018: Teachers' Mental Health Literacy

  • ausführliche Informationen zu Teacher MHL Projekt finden Sie hier: zur Homepage


(Auswahl - alle Publikationen und Präsentationen finden Sie auf Profil auf Research Gate)


Book

Bittlingmayer, U.H., Islertas, Z., Sahrai, E., Harsch, S., Bertschi, I. and Sahrai, D. (2020), Health Literacy aus gesundheitsethnologischer Perspektive, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden.


(Peer-reviewed) article

Harsch, S., Jawid, A., Jawid, M.E., Saboga-Nunes, L., Soerensen, K., Sahrai, D. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2021), “Health Literacy and Health Behavior among Women in Ghazni, Afghanistan”, Frontiers in Public Health.

Harsch, S., Jawid, A., Jawid, M.E., Saboga Nunes, L., Sahrai, D. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2020), “The relationship of health literacy, wellbeing and religious beliefs in neglected and unequal contexts—Results of a survey study in central Afghanist”, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Vol. 32, pp. 80–87.

Harsch, S. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2020), “State-organized Health Education in Germany - Health Literacy Promotion within Health Compromising Regulations”, Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Vol. 97 No. 3, 454-466.

Beattie-Huggan, P., Harsch, S., Brinkmann, D. and Salman, R. (2020), “Facilitating refugee and migrant health and wellbeing in Europe”, The Innovation Platform, No. 4.

Bruland, D., Kornblum, K., Harsch, S., Broder, J., Okan, O. and Bauer, U. (2017), “Students Having Parents with Mental Health Issues and Teachers' Mental Health Literacy/ Schuler mit einem psychisch erkrankten Elternteil und die Mental Health Literacy von Lehrkraften”, Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, Vol. 66 No. 10, pp. 774–791.


(peer-reviewed) chapters

Harsch, S., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Jawid, A. and Jawid, M.E. (2021), “Lebensqualität in ländlichen Regionen Zentralafghanistans. Befunde zur Heterogenität unterschiedlicher Lebensqualitätsdimensionen. (Quality of life in rural areas in central Afghanistan. Results of the heterogenity of various quality of life dimensions)”, in Staats, M. (Ed.), Lebensqualität. Ein Metathema, Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, München.

Harsch, S. (2021), “Ein fremder, zweiter Blick auf Health Literacy - was uns die Zweitsprachendidaktik lehren kann. (A foreign, second look at health literacy - what second language didactic can teach us)”, in Rathmann, K., Dadaczynski, K., Okan, O. and Messer, M. (Eds.), Gesundheitskompetenz, Springer.

Harsch, S., Jonasson, L. and Stolwijk, L. (2021), “Förderung von Gesundheitskompetenz von zugewanderten Menschen in Zweitsprachkursen – Umsetzung, Begrenzung und Potenziale in Deutschland und weltweit. (Promoting health literacy of migrants in second language courses - current situation, limitations and potential in Germany and around the world)”, in Rathmann, K., Dadaczynski, K., Okan, O. and Messer, M. (Eds.), Gesundheitskompetenz, Springer. 

Harsch, S., Jawid, A., Jawid, M.E., Saboga-Nunes, L., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Sahrai, D. and Sørensen, K. (2021), “Health without formal Education?”, in Saboga-Nunes, L.A., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Okan, O. and Sahrai, D. (Eds.), New Approaches to Health Literacy: Linking Different Perspectives, Gesundheit und Gesellschaft, 1st ed. 2021, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 223–246. 

Jawid, A., Harsch, S. and Jawid, M.E. (2021), “Health Literacy in Afghanistan − Astonishing Insights Provoke a Re-Consideration of the Common Concept and Measures of Health Literacy”, in Saboga-Nunes, L.A., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Okan, O. and Sahrai, D. (Eds.), New Approaches to Health Literacy: Linking Different Perspectives, Gesundheit und Gesellschaft, 1st ed. 2021, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 261–287. 

Harsch, S. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2019), “Highly Motivated, Transnational, Heterogeneous, and Barely Interconnected. An explorative Online Survey among German Organizations Operating in Afghanistan: Characteristics, Commitment, and Content”, in Bittlingmayer, U.H., Grundmeier, A.-M., Kößler, R., Sahrai, D. and Sahrai, F. (Eds.), Education and Development in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects, Global Studies, 1. Auflage, transcript, Bielefeld, pp. 79–100.

Schulze, K., Wahl, P., Bruland, D., Harsch, S. and Rehder, M. (2019), “An empirical perspective on the concept of mental health literacy in the field of families with parental mental illness”, in Okan, O., Bauer, U., Levin-Zamir, D., Pinheiro, P. and Soerensen, K. (Eds.), International handbook of health literacy. Research, practice and policy across the life-span, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 371–384.


Presentation at conferences (selection)

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2020b): Illuminating (digital) health literacy practice with the help of applied linguistics. World Congress on Public Health. European Public Health Association. Rom, 13-16.10.2020.

Harsch, Stefanie (2020): Mental health and (second) language - empowering migrant children by strengthening parents' mental health literacy. Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion. Atlantic Summer Institute. Charlottetown, Canada, 24.08.2020.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2020a): Die Bedeutung der Gesundheit(skompetenz) zur Förderung des Sprachenlernens – Ergebnisse des BMBF geförderten Forschungsprojekt SCURA. Unterrricht. Bayreuth, 18.01.2020.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2019c): Turning School Health Education Upside Down – Lessons Learned from Second Language Teaching to Improve Health Educatio. 5th European Conference on Health Promoting Schools. Schools for Health in Europe. Moskau, Russland, 20.11.2019.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2019a): Die Bedeutung eines translingualen Ansatzes bei der Förderung von (Gesundheits-)Kompetenz in Sprachkursen. Fachtagung - Herkunftssprachen im Fokus. proDaZ; Mercator Stiftung, Universität Duisburg-Essen. Essen, 11.04.2019. 

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2019b): Health Literacy Promotion of Refugees in Second Language Courses – Empirical Evidence and the Role of Assets. 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference. Universitaet Roskilde. 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference. Roskilde, Dänemark, 12.06.2019.

Harsch, Stefanie; Beattie-Huggan, Patsy; Steinhausen, Kirsten; Saboga-Nunes, Luis; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2018): Applying the circle of health to analyse health interventions for people with refugee experiences in Germany. 11th European Public Health Conference. EUPHA. Ljublijana, Slovenia, 28.11-01.12.2018. 

Harsch, S.; Bittlingmayer, U. H. (2018): Improving Health Literacy of Migrants – the Role of Language Courses. 11th European Public Health Conference. EUPHA. Ljublijana, Slovenia, 28.11-01.12.2018.  

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2018): Sprachkurse – ein unbeachtetes Setting zur Förderung der Gesundheit(-skompetenz) von Menschen mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte. Fünftes Zukunftsforum Bildungsforschung. Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd. Schwäbisch Gmünd, 16.11.2018.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H.; Jawid, Asadullah (2018): Health Literacy in Afghanistan. Überraschende Einblicke in den Bereich Gesundheit, Gesundheit Handeln. Befunde eines multi-sample survey in Ghazni, Afghanistan. 14th AGA meeting. Afghan Academic Association. Berlin, Germany, 16.02.2018. 

Harsch, Stefanie; Jawid, Asadullah; Jawid, M. Ebrahim; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2017b): Health literacy, the role of beliefs and barriers in Afghanistan. A quantitative study. 10th European Public Health Conference. EUPHA. Stockholm, Sweden,01.11.2017. 

Harsch, Stefanie; Bruland, Dirk; Bauer, Ullrich; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2017a): Assessment and Promotion of Teacher-specific Mental Health Literacy regarding Children of Parents with Mental Health Issues - From Evidence to Practice. 2nd Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action, Charlottetown, Prince-Edward-Island, Canada. Atlantic Summer Institute. Charlottetown, 21.08.2017.

Since 01/2021 Project coordinator (and research consultant) of the DAAD funded project STeWS – Strengthening Teaching and Writing Skills a collaboration between the German University of Education Freiburg and the Afghan Gawharshad University

Since 11/2020 Free-lancer to support the development of the new Handbook for Erstorientierungskurse (initial German courses) in Germany, Auftrag BAMF

Since 03/2018 Research associate in project SCURA part of the research consortium: Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA) at the Chair of Sociology, Professor Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg, Germany

Since 03/2016 Part of the research group on Afghanistan at the University of Education Freiburg (several research projects, Health promotion (2016), health literacy assessment (2017), developing teaching strategies internationally (2018), transnationalism (2019), impact evaluation (2020), parental involvement in literacy development (2020), etc.)


03/2017-02/2020 German as a second language teacher in literacy/integration courses with a focus on vocational training at the Internationalen Bund Freiburg

04/2017-02/2018 Research associate in project Teacher MHL part of the research consortium: Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA) at the Chair of Sociology, Professor Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg, Germany and at the Center for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence, Prof. Dr. Ullrich Bauer, University Bielefeld

08/2013-02/2017 Student employee at the University of Marburg, the University of Education Freiburg, the University hospital Freiburg (see below)


Education

Since 01/2019 PhD Student at the Chair of Sociology, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg and Prof. Dr. Diane Levin-Zamir, Haifa University 

  • Topic: “Promoting Health Literacy and Well-Being of People With Migration and Refugee Experience in Language Courses in Germany” 

10/2014-03/2017 Master of Arts in Health Education at Pädagogische Hochschule (University of Education), Freiburg, Germany

  • Focus: Setting-based health education, research in health promotion 
  • research internship in a Lao PDR: community-based health promotion
  • Master’s thesis: "Health and Health Promotion in Developing Countries. A case study on community-based Health Promotion Approaches in Afghanistan"  

10/2011-09/2014 Bachelor of Arts in Education at Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany

  • Major subjects: adult education; Minor subjects: psychology, counseling, media, 
  • Bachelor’s thesis: “Competencies and competence-development of volunteer managers” 

10/2010-09/2011 Psychology at Philipps-University, Marburg

  • International Health Literacy Association (IHLA): Chair of the interest group: Migrant Health Literacy group
  • African Health literacy Network (AHLN): active member
  • Nordic Health Promotion Research Network (NHPRN): active member interest group Health Literacy, working group website
  • German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA)
  • The Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health (GSMERH)
  • Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS): Mitglied der Sektion Medizin und Gesundheitssoziologie 


„Promoting Health Literacy and Well-being of People with Migration and Refugee Experience in Language Courses in Germany“ (Förderung von Gesundheit und Wohl-Befinden von Menschen mit Migration- und Flucht-Erfahrung in Sprachkursen in Deutschland) 

  • 1. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer; University of Education Freiburg 
  • 2. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Diane Levin-Zamir; University of Haifa, School of Public Health 
  • Start: 03/2019


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