Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Vice Dean for Mediacal Education, University of Bonn, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Professor of Patient Safety, University of Stavanger, Norway

  • 2010 – 2014
    Associate Professor for Industrial Psychology and Human Factors (Swiss National Science Foundation-Professorship), Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • 2009 – 2010
    Senior Research Fellow – Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, Industrial Psychology Research Centre (Prof. Rhona Flin), School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK

  • 2008 – 2009
    Senior Lecturer, Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, Research Group "Psychology of Work in Organizations and Society" (Prof. Theo Wehner), Department of Management, Technology, and Econimics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2005 – 2008
    Senior Research Associate, Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences, Research Group "Psychology of Work in Organizations and Society" (Prof. Theo Wehner), Department of Management, Technology, and Econimics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2005
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Anesthesia, School of Medicine, Stanford University, and at the Patient Simulation Center of Innovation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, (Prof. David M. Gaba, M.D.), Palo Alto, USA

  • 1998 – 2003
    Research Associate, Institute of Work Psychology (Prof. Theo Wehner), Department of Management and Production Science, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

  • 1992 – 1998
    Studies of Psychology, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany

Selected projects

  • 2010 – 2014 Teamwork in acute patient care: How team processes and clinicians' perceptions of teamwork affect patient safety

    SNSF-funded Professorship comprising three research projects:

    "Adaptive coordination in surgical teams"

    "Effective coordination in acute patient care: The influence of task and team characteristics"

    "Interrelations of clinicians' perceptions of teamwork with clinician well-being and patient safety"

    Principal Investigator (Swiss National Science Foundation, PP00P1_128616)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Executive Committee Member of the Swiss Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SGAOP) / 2011 President, 2012 Vice-President

  • Committee Member Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Commission, Swiss Federal Office of Energy

  • Committee Member "Patient Safety", European Society of Anaesthesiology

  • Member of the Editorial Board "Simulation in Health Care"

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