Lead of the Social Behaviour and Ethics Lab: Senior Research Fellow (since 2019)
Oxford & Exeter
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) where I am affiliated as a Senior Research Fellow with the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics (Oxford Philosophy Faculty). From 2019 to 2022 I was also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter, and as such affiliated with the Social, Environmental and Organisational Research Group at Exeter Psychology. 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).
From mid 2012 to end 2016, I have been a PostDoc at the University of Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology and at the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethic. 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).
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.