Short CV/Education and training


  • 1987 – 1992
    Study of Psychology, University of Würzburg

  • 1992
    Master in Psychology, University of Würzburg

  • 1997
    Ph. D., University of Würzburg

  • 2003
    Habilitation and Venia legendi for Psychology

Research and professional experience

  • 1991 – 1992
    Research Assistant at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl, USA

  • 1992 – 1999
    Assistant, University of Würzburg

  • 1999 – 2000
    Visiting Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

  • 2001 – 2004
    Assistant and University Lecturer, University of Würzburg

  • Since 2005
    Ordinaria for Developmental Psychology, University of Bern

Selected projects

Research grants

  • SNF: "Connecting children's and teachers' monitoring and control of learning: A multi-level longitudinal approach", 2016 – 2019

  • Jacobs Foundation: "Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning, and Memory" (Phase II: Building sustainable structures for young scientists), 2016 – 2019

  • CRUS-Sciex: Preschool development and its impact on school success in the first grades, 2013 – 2014

  • Federal Office of Sport: "Motor and cognitive development: Exploring potential causal links through interventions", 2013 – 2014

  • Jacobs Foundation: "Swiss Graduate School for Cognition, Learning and Memory" (Phase I: Foundation and Establishment), 2013 – 2016

  • SNF: "Development of metacognitive monitoring and control: Emerging self-regulatory skills", 2012 – 2015

  • SNF: "Developmental Change and Individual Differences in Sensory Discrimination and Working Memory: The Impact and Interplay of Chronological Age and Human Intelligence", 2011 – 2014

  • Jacobs-Foundation: "Developmental Pathways in Executive Functioning as a Function of Schooling (Transition to School)", 2008 – 2011

  • SNF: "Strategic Regulation of Memory Accuracy: Developmental Studies I + II", 2005 – 2012

  • DFG: "Developmental Progression in Metacognitive Monitoring in children's Event Recall", 2004 – 2007


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