Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions

Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience
School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
Liverpool John Moores University

Honorary Lecturer
Institute of Psychology, Health and Society
University of Liverpool

Timeless Impact Academy Certificate Certified Meditation Trainer
Timeless Impact Academy

Previous Academic Employments

02/2003 - 07/2016
Senior Lecturer in Psychology & Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
01/2001 - 12/2002
Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Konstanz and Associate Member at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Liverpool
09/1998 - 12/2000
Research Assistant and PhD student at the University of Konstanz, Department of Psychology, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology (HeadProf. Hübner)
08/1997 - 08/1998
Research Assistant at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Psychology
11/1996 - 07/1997
Lecturer at the Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Psychology

Academic Qualifications

PostGrad Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores University ("distinction")
PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. Soc.) University of Konstanz, Germany (Grade: "magna cum laude")
Diplompsychologe, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (Diploma / MSc Equivalent, Cumulative grade: "excellent").

Further Training

Training in Person-Centred Therapy: Foundational Level (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Gesprächspsychotherapie [Society for scientific person-centred therapy]; Germany)
Apprenticeship as Dental Technician (Germany)


Board of Directors, “International Association – Consciousness, Mindfulness, Compassion”
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA)
British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO)