I studied medicine at the University of Münster, followed by my dissertation at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital of Münster in the field of psychosis research. Since 2013 I am working as a medical doctor at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital of Cologne, at the Early Recognition an Intervention Centre for Psychiatric Disorders (FETZ) which is specialized in the early detection of individuals with a clinical high-risk for psychosis. Together with Marlene Rosen, I was responsible for the PRONIA project (`Personalized Prognostic Tools for Early Psychosis Management‘), funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme (grant agreement n°602152), in Cologne. With my clinical expertise and my experience in clinical research, I joined Kambeitz Lab as a clinician-scientist in November 2019. The focus of my research is the role of childhood adverse events to improve our understanding of potential risk factors for the development of a later psychosis and poor functional outcome based on multivariate machine-learning approaches.