Lead of the Social Behaviour and Ethics Lab: Senior Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow (since 2019)
Exeter and Oxford
I am an experimental social psychologist, and I lead the Social Behaviour and Ethics (SoBE) Lab. Since September 2019, the SoBE Lab is located at the University of Oxford (UK) and at the University of Exeter (UK). As a Senior Lecturer, I am affiliated with the Social, Environmental and Organisational Research Group at Exeter Psychology. And as a Senior Research Fellow I am affiliated with the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford Philosophy. I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, and I do interdisciplinary research on the intersection of psychology and philosophy.
Lead of the Social Behaviour and Ethics Lab: Junior Principal Investigator (2017-2019)
I was promoted to Faculty Member at the University of Oxford in early 2017 and founded the Social Behaviour and Ethics Lab. As a Junior Principal Investigator, funded by the Oxford Martin School, I have been affiliated with Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology and the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics. From 2016 to 2019, I also held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Social and Organisational Psychology unit at Leiden University (Netherlands; host: Prof Carsten De Dreu).
From mid 2012 to end 2016, I have been a PostDoc at the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology (with Prof Miles Hewstone) and at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (with Prof Julian Savulescu). In my two consecutive PostDoc projects, I worked interdisciplinarily between psychology and philosophy. In my first project, I did research on the morality and public perception of cognitive enhancement. In the second project, I worked on prosocial behaviour and morality. In summer 2014, I visited the Social and Organizational Psychology group at the VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands; host: Prof Paul Van Lange).
PhD & BSc/MSc (up to 2012)
Göttingen & Munich
Before I went to Oxford for my PostDoc, I did a 3-year PhD in Social and Economic Psychology at the University of Göttingen (Germany). I was supervised by Prof Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Prof Andreas Mojzisch and supported by the ‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’. My doctoral thesis was on information exchange and decision-making in groups.
Prior to my PhD, I obtained a BSc and an MSc (diploma) in Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), focusing on social psychology and economic psychology.