Kirsten Kappert-Gonther

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Kirsten Kappert-Gonther (2020)

Kirsten Kappert-Gonther (born November 3, 1966 in Marburg ) is a German doctor and politician ( Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen ). She has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2017 . From 2011 to 2017 she was a member of the Bremen citizenship and from 2015 to 2017 also deputy parliamentary group leader of the Greens.

In 2019 she ran unsuccessfully for the office of chairman of the Green parliamentary group together with Cem Özdemir .


Family, education and work

Kappert-Gonther went to school in Marburg for the first few years. Her family then moved to the Ruhr area, where she graduated from high school in Bochum in 1985. She then studied human medicine at the University of Marburg and in Brisbane / Australia . She did her doctorate on the psychosocial consequences of the Stolzenbach mine disaster . After further training as a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy with Klaus Dörner in Gütersloh , she became the medical director of a rehabilitation facility for the mentally ill. From 2002 to 2005 she set up and managed a psychiatric outpatient clinic in Bremen. From 2005 until she moved into the Bundestag in 2017, she ran her own practice for psychotherapy.

Kappert-Gonther is married, has two grown children and lives in Bremen.


Party and state politics

Kirsten Kappert-Gonther has been a member of the Bremen Greens since 2002. From 2003 to 2007 she was a member of the advisory board of the Bremen-Schwachhausen district as well as parliamentary group chairwoman and deputy spokeswoman for the advisory board. From 2011 to 2017 she was a member of the Bremen citizenship and spokeswoman for her parliamentary group on health, religious and cultural policy. From 2015 to 2017 she was deputy group leader.

Bundestag (since 2017)

At the election meeting of the Bremen Greens in November 2016, Kirsten Kappert-Gonther was elected the top candidate of her state association for the 2017 federal election. She also ran as a direct candidate in constituency 54 (Bremen I).

In September 2017, Kappert-Gonther entered the German Bundestag for the Greens with a second vote of 11.1 percent . Kappert-Gonther is chairman of the Green parliamentary group in the health committee, spokeswoman for health promotion and spokeswoman for drug policy , in connection with which she is also involved as a spokeswoman for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition . As a deputy member of the Committee for Culture and Media, she is also responsible for the areas of culture of remembrance / dealing with the colonial heritage and cultural education. Kappert-Gonther heads the working group on bioethical issues together with Harald Ebner . She is co-spokeswoman for the parliamentary left of her group.

Unsuccessful candidacy for parliamentary group chairmanship (2019)

In the fall of 2019 said Kappert Gonther, at the election of the Group Executive Board of the Greens together with Cem Özdemir for the post of chairman of the Greens parliamentary group to run and therefore the former Chairman Katrin Goering-Eckardt and Anton Hofreiter to want to replace. Özdemir and Kappert-Gonther justified their candidacy for fighting that they are convinced that fair competition for the parliamentary group, both internally and externally, is good and necessary to position the Greens as a parliamentary group with renewed vigor as a credible antithesis to the government until the next federal election . According to their own statements, however, the duo did not aim for a top candidate for the next election campaign in the federal government. In the election on September 24, 2019, Kappert-Gonther was defeated by the previous parliamentary group leader Göring-Eckardt, who was confirmed in office with 61.2 percent of the votes by the Green MPs. Her colleague Özdemir was also unable to prevail against the incumbent Hofreiter, who was also confirmed in office with 58.21 percent.


In the 19th German Bundestag , Kappert-Gonther is the chairwoman of the Health Committee . She is also a deputy member of the Culture and Media Committee .


  • The post-traumatic stress disorder and the effectiveness of stress processing: post-traumatically applied stress processing strategies investigated with the stress processing questionnaire; an exploratory study on the mine accident in Borken on June 1, 1988 . Dissertation. Marburg 1994, DNB 941730522

Web links

Commons : Kirsten Kappert-Gonther  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Bremen Greens are going into the 2017 federal election campaign with Kirsten Kappert-Gonther . In: November 26, 2016, archived from the original on September 2, 2017 ; accessed on December 1, 2016 .
  2. Dr. Kirsten Kappert-Gonther. In: Retrieved September 4, 2019 .
  3. LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) Germany eV: Board of Directors, Members: Speakers, Members: Supporters. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition , accessed July 22, 2020 .
  4. Homepage of Kirsten Kappert-Gonther. Retrieved September 4, 2019 .
  5. Süddeutsche Zeitung: Greens in the Bundestag - Özdemir wants to become parliamentary group leader , accessed on September 7, 2019
  6. Spiegel Online: Power struggle among the Greens - Cem Özdemir wants to become parliamentary group leader , accessed on September 7, 2019
  7. Group chairmanship in the Greens - Özdemir fails, previous team remains , accessed on September 24, 2019
  8. ^ German Bundestag - MPs. Retrieved July 22, 2020 .