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 (Head Prof. 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

09/2005
PostGrad Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores University ("distinction")
07/2001
PhD in Psychology (Dr. rer. Soc.) University of Konstanz, Germany (Grade: "magna cum laude")
05/1996
Diplompsychologe, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany (Diploma / MSc Equivalent, Cumulative grade: "excellent").

Further Training

1996/1997 
Training in Person-Centred Therapy: Foundational Level (Gesellschaft für wissenschaftliche Gesprächspsychotherapie [Society for scientific person-centred therapy]; Germany)
1985-1988 
Apprenticeship as Dental Technician (Germany)

Memberships

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)