Sie sind hier:

Simone van Kampen, M.Ed.

Simone van Kampen

Simone van Kampen, M.Ed.
Academic Staff, Teaching

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

Fon:  040.361 226 49364
Fax:  040.361 226 430
Send email


After a social volunteer experience in Argentina, Simone van Kampen completed her training as Occupational Therapist at the ETOS Ergotherapieschule Osnabrück. She then undertook further studies and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Occupational Therapy at the Hogeschool Zuyd in the Netherlands. From 2002-2003 she was involved with research at the Deutsches Zentrum für Alternsforschung (equiv. German Centre for Research on Aging) at the University of Heidelberg.

For the following ten years, Simone van Kampen worked in an interdisciplinary therapist team of the language-focused daycare setting in Bersenbruck. At the same time, she practiced her profession from 2001-2010 as Occupational Therapist for rehabilitation measures in job-related skin diseases in the fields of dermatology, environmental medicine and health theory at the University of Osnabruck.

As co-author of the „COPMa-kids”, a child-adapted version of the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure, as well as coach for the therapeutical approach “CO-OP”, Simone van Kampen runs seminars and supports the networking of the international CO-OP Academy. She has further developed questions on inter-professional teaching approaches between 2013-2016, when she undertook graduate studies in Medical Pedagogy at MSH Medical School Hamburg.

As academic staff, her primary research focus I inter-professional teaching. In her doctoral thesis, she explored the fields of soft skills and attitudes in inter-professional teaching.


From 2008-2017, Simone van Kampen worked as teaching staff at the ETOS Ergotherapieschule Osnabrück and focused on pediatry, social sciences, manual and creative techniques. She led several seminars at the Hochschule Osnabrück and is familiar with the learning format problem-oriented learning. Since May 2017, she works as lecturer at MSH Medical School Hamburg with the following teaching foci: interdisciplinary teaching and learning; team work and interdisciplinarity; POLi (problem-oriented learning interprofessional) and teaching concepts for health care professions.


Primary research interest of Simone van Kampen is on the interplay of therapeutic sciences, health sciences and teaching methods. She is specifically interested in the soft skills and their practical application needed in health care professions. Herein, she builds on alternative learning concepts, such as POLi (problem-oriented learning interdisciplinary), learning strategies in interdisciplinary contexts as well as individual learning biographies. 

Simone van Kampen is member of the working group “Implementation of ICF” at the ICF Research Institute (IRIs) at MSH.


van Kampen, Simone. (2016). Kindern Erfolg ermöglichen: Der CO-OP Approach. In Baumgarten, Astrid & Helen Strebel (Hrsg.) Ergotherapie in der Pädiatrie. Idstein: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag. 195 –207

Gede, Heike & Simone Kriege (2009). CMOP und Handwerk –bastelst du noch oder betätigst du dich schon. In Winkelmann, Imke (Hrsg.) Handwerk in der Ergotherapie. Stuttgart: Thieme. 131-140.

Kriege, Simone & Helen Strebel (2009). Mateo, Schulkind mit umschriebener Entwicklungsstörung der Fein - und Graphomotorik. In Becker, Heidrun & Ursula Walkenhorst (Hrsg.) Fallbuch Ergotherapie in der Pädiatrie. Stuttgart: Thieme.

Gede, Heike, Simone Kriege, Helen Strebel & Isabella Sulzmann-Dauer (2007) Kinder zu Wort kommen lassen. Die adaptierte Version des Canadian Occupational Performance Measure für Grundschulkinder (COPMakids). Idstein: Schulz-Kirchner Verlag

Gede, Heike & Simone Schmidt (2004). Kinder zu Wort kommen lassen - Durchführung qualitativer Interviews mit Kindern. Ergotherapie und Rehabilitation, 43, 15-20.

  • German