Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2014
    Rector at the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig), Germany

  • 2014 – 2014
    Professor (W3) of prevention and health promotion, Faculty 11, University of Bremen, Germany

  • 2003 – 2013
    Professor (C2) of psychology in the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, HTWK Leipzig

  • 1995 – 2003
    Research assistant/associate at the School of Public Health, Department of Social Epidemiology and Health System Planning (Prof. Dr. B. Badura), Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1991 – 1994
    Research associate on various research projects in the fields of medical psychology and health sciences, University of Essen and Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1988 – 1991
    Research associate in the Gynaecology Department at the University of Leipzig Medical Centre

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Community based health promotion in a disadvantaged neighbourhood to reduce obesity prevalence rates in children

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Psychological Society (DGPs)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Psychologie (DGMP—German Medical Psychology Society)

  • Executive board of the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Disease (DGPR)

  • Member of the board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Rehabilitationswissenschaften (DGRW—German Rehabilitation Science Association), since 2009

  • Member of the programme committee for the rehabilitation science colloquium, since 2008

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to the journal "Die Rehabilitation"

  • Member of the board of trustees of the Forschungs- und Transferzentrum (research and transfer centre) at HTWK Leipzig, since 2011

  • Member of the board of the "Innovative Surgical Training Technologies ISTT" research group at HTWK Leipzig, 2011 – 2016


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