What I like: Experimental studies on mammalian behaviour, green tea, instruments with 6+ strings, PC games, mountainbiking, the woods, Lego, death metal.

What I can't stand: The TV, the iPhone, sloppy layout.

See below for a brief biographical sketch.

Employment history


Current position

Habilitand (equiv. Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of Human Sciences at Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany.

Career breaks (parental leave): 04/2015-06/2015, 09/2015-11/2015 (1st child), 10/2017-04/2018 (2nd child), 12/2019-07/2020 (3rd child).

Selected awards: Early Career Award of the Psychonomic Society (2020), Heinz-Heckhausen Young Investigator Award of the German Psychological Society (2016), Teaching Award "Golden Fipsi" (2017, 2018, 2019).


PhD student and post-doc at the cognitive psychology unit at Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany


Internship at Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig, Germany

2005-2006 [July-April]

Civillian service at the residential home for elderly Gerbrunn, Germany



PhD, Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany

Thesis: "Breaking the rules: Cognitive conflict during deliberate rule violations" (see Publications page).


Diploma studies at Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg and Georg-August-University of Göttingen, Germany

Diploma thesis: "Pinpointing ideomotor effect anticipations in the human brain" (see Publications page). Major subjects: Cognitive Psychology and Behavioural Control, Neuropsychology. Minor Subjects: Neuroanatomy.

2008-2009 [September-February]

Research internship at the University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

BSc thesis: "Expert's eye: Presenting eye-movement patterns to train visual search in complex geophysical displays" (see Publications page).


Friedrich-Koenig Gymnasium Würzburg, Germany (College)

Abitur (A-levels) in Mathematics, Physics, English, and Religion/Philosophy.