Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Ernst Abbe Gymnasium (grammar school) in Eisenach, Germany

  • 2002
    Diplom degree in psychology at Marburg University, Germany

  • 2002 – 2005
    Doctoral studies in psychology at the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 2005 – 2009
    Acting professor and researcher at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 2006
    Postdoc at Columbia University and NYU, USA

  • Since 2009
    Assistant professor of fundamentals of learning disabilities and performance impairments at the IDeA (Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk) Centre in Frankfurt, Germany

Selected publications

  • Neubauer, A., Gawrilow, C. & Hasselhorn, M. (2012). The Watch-and-Wait Task: On the reliability and validity of a new method to assess self-control in preschool children. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 770 – 777.

  • Rohlf, H., Jucksch, V., Gawrilow, C., Huss, M., Hein, J., Lehmkuhl, U. & Salbach-Andrae, H. (2012). Set shifting and working memory in adults with ADHD. Journal of Neural Transmission, 119, 95 – 106.

  • Gawrilow, C., Gollwitzer, P. M. & Oettingen, G. (2011). If-then plans benefit delay of gratification performance in children with ADHD. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 35, 442 – 455.

  • Gawrilow, C., Gollwitzer, P. M. & Oettingen, G. (2011). If-then plans benefit executive functions in children with ADHD. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 615 – 645.

  • Gawrilow, C., Merkt, J., Bodenburg, S., Goossens-Merkt, H. & Wendt, M. (2011). Multitasking in adults with ADHD. ADHD, 3, 253 – 264.

  • Gawrilow, C. & Gollwitzer, P. M. (2008). Implementation intentions facilitate response inhibition in children with ADHD. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 261 – 280.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Gen X environmental interactions in ADHD (tog. with Prof. Freitag and Dr Rauch, funded by the IDeA Centre, 2011 – 2014)

  • Neuronal development of executive functions (tog. with Prof. Fiebach, funded by the IDeA Centre, 2011 – 2014)

  • ADHD interventions for schools (tog. with the PGE Esslingen (a private grammar school), funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation, 2010 – 2012)

  • Stereotype threat and self-regulation interventions (tog. with Dr. Labuhn, funded by the IDeA Centre, 2009 – 2011)


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