I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Clinical Psychology at the Philipps-University of Marburg and a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Since the autumn of 2021, I am combining my scientific research with the clinical practice by working as a psychotherapist trainee at the psychotherapeutic clinic of the Philipps-University Marburg (“Psychotherapie-Ambulanz Marburg”).
In the past, my research has predominantly focussed on identifying, modelling, and understanding the complex dynamics of psychosocial risk and protective factors that affect mental health during particularly difficult periods, as well as across the lifecourse. This work has been fairly theoretical and has centred around three questions: “what is adversity and how can we best define and assess it”, “what is transdiagnostic mental health and how can we best measure it” and “what are the most relevant psychosocial factors that affect mental health”.
Currently, my work is still for large parts inspired by those three research aims but has a slightly more clinical and applied focus. At the moment I am trying to work out how we best can design personalized monitoring and outcome measures for psychotherapeutic interventions. More specifically, I am trying to work out how we can identify, assess, monitor and understand the complex dynamic interplay of symptoms, therapy goals, and quality-of-life over the course of the treatment process.
On my website you can find details on my research interests, my publications, my PhD thesis, my scientific presentations, symposia materials, teaching and open science resources, as well as information and updates about the RESIST study.