Dr. Vanessa Romotzky studied education science at the University Duesseldorf. After her graduation she worked as a research associate at the Centre of Palliative Medicine in Cologne. Since 2012 Vanessa Romotzky works in the Office of the Vice-Deanfor Academic Development and Gender of the Medical Faculty at the University Cologne. In 2019 she joined ceres for the PreDADQoL project. Her main research interests are communication, death and dying in medicine and society, psychosocial care and education research. Her main methodological focus is on qualitative research.