I studied Psychology at the University of Marburg (Germany), where I also gained research experience after my diploma. From 2014 to 2018, I employed psychophysical and psychophysiological methods to investigate the interaction of learning and visual attention in the general population (e.g. in the SFB-project „Cardinal Mechanisms of Perception“). I then went to work as a lab assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt am Main) for 3 years, broadening my knowledge in psychophysiological methods and study designs.
In April 2022, I became part of the work group of Dr. Frauke Schultze-Lutter at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Heinrich-Heine University / LVR clinic in Düsseldorf. In this capacity, I joined Kambeitz Lab as a visiting scholar for a long-term follow-up project in the Cologne FETZ, with which we are looking to improve early detection of various forms of psychosis. Furthermore, the project investigates long-term progression of symptoms, psychosocial functioning and quality of life in relation to earlier clinical assessments.