Academic Positions

since 09/2020          Guest Professor (Psychology), Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

09/2019-08/2019      Maître Assistante (senior researcher, lecturer and group leader) at the Geneva School of Social Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

08/2016-08/2019     Maître Assistante (Oberassistent/ senior researcher and group leader) with Prof. David Sander (Psychology) and Prof. Patrik Vuilleumier (Medicine) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

 Since 01/2016          Leader of the workpackage “Emotions” and Co-PI in the European project “Medit-Ageing” at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (deputy: Prof. Dr. Patrik Vuilleumier).

 Since 02/2015          Leader of the research focus „Emotion and conflict resolution“ (jointly with Prof. Dr. David Sander) at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland.

 01/2013 – 01/2015    Marie-Curie/Bridge postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. David Sander (Psychology) and Prof. Dr. Patrik Vuilleumier (Medicine) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

 09/2012-12/2012      Postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Dr. Tania Singer at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

 09/2010-09/2012      Assistant researcher with Prof. Dr. Tania Singer at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

 10/2007-9/2010        Assistant researcher with Prof. Dr. Tania Singer at the Institute of empirical economics (Director: Prof. Dr. Ernst Fehr), University of Zurich, Switzerland.

On a more personal note:

My current work is inspired by many people. Gael Chételat, Natalie Marchant, Miranka Wirth and Fabienne Collette showed me how exciting and enjoyable it is to work on healthy ageing (The Silver Santé Study). My serious interest in conflict resolution was raised during a lunch with Jeremy Lack in 2013. I continue to learn so much from him (someone once referred to him as one of my muses). In the domain of conflict resolution, Kenneth Cloke is a source of deep wisdom. His generosity and kindness beautifully bridge conflict resolution expertise with meditation practice. My interest in meditation dates back to a friend from study days and continues to be inspired by my teachers, both in meditation and in life. A huge thank you also goes to my current mentors, colleagues and students, many of whom became friends over the years. I look forward to continuing the journey with you!