- Nationality German
- Date of birth 2.7.1961
- Place of birth Berlin, Germany
- Diploma in Psychology
1991: University Wuppertal, Germany
Dissertation: Epidemiology of headache and depression in children and adolescents,
Prof. Sartory, Wuppertal
- Clinical Psychologist / Psychotherapist
1996: University Bochum, Germany
Prof. Schulte, Bochum, Germany
- Dr. phil.
1998: University Wuppertal, Germany
Prof. G. Sartory, Wuppertal, Germany
2005: Qualification as Lecturer in Psychology (Privatdozent)
- 1983 - 1991: Psychology (Dipl. Psych.)
University Wuppertal, Germany
Curriculum in Psychology with emphasis in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
- 1991 - 1996: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
University Bochum, Germany
Postgraduate training in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy with emphasis in behavior therapy by Prof. D. Schulte (head of the programm) and Prof. G. Sartory (local supervisor).
- 1998 Doctoral Dissertation
Movement related and event related potentials in children with migraine. Neuropsychological
assessment and a comparison of erp-data between children with migraine, healthy children and healthy adults.
- 1991 - 1995: University Wuppertal
Research assistant and doctoral student
Epidemiology of headache, anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
Questionnaire survey on headache, anxiety and depression in about 4800 children and
adolescents in Wuppertal, Germany.
Supported by the Ministry of Science and Education in Northrhein-Westphalia,
Germany (Prof. G. Sartory and Dr. R. Pothmann)
Evaluation of three treatments of migraine in children and adolescents. Validation of evoked
potentials as an indicator of treatment outcome.
Behavior therapy, neuropsychology, evoked potentials
(Bereitschaftspotential, stimulus preceeding negativity, oddball paradigm).
Supported by the Ministery of Research and Technology (Prof. G. Sartory and Dr. R. Pothmann).
- 1995 - 1999:
University Clinics Essen, Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Neuropsychological and -physiological mechanisms of associative learning in schizophrenic patients and healthy controls.
Conditioned blocking, neuropsychology, monoamine status.
Funded by the German Research Council (DFG) to Prof. R.D. Oades, Prof. G. Sartory and
Dr. S. Bender.
- 1999 -
University Clinics Essen, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Research associate, Clinical Neuropsychology
Cortical activation to auditory novelty / Mismatch Negativity
Intensity dependence of the auditory N1 potential in patients with major depression
Cerebellar activation in a time estimation task.
Auditory target processing
EEG / fMRI coregistration
Lecture, University Wuppertal, Germany:
- German Society of Behavior Therapy
(Deutsche Gesellchaft für Verhaltenstherapie e.V., DGVT)
- German Society of Psychophysiology
(Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychophysiologie und ihre Anwendung e.V., DGPA)