CV

Education and Degrees

2010 Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Magna cum laude, Faculty of Science, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg

2004-2010 PhD student at Department of Neuropsychology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

2001 Diploma in Health Science, University of Applied Science Magdeburg/Stendal, Germany


Professional Experience

2012 – ongoing senior scientist, Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

2011-2012 post-doctoral fellow at the German Centre of Neurodegenerative diseases (DZNE) Magdeburg, Germany

2005-2008 Visiting student at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, England

2004-2010 Pre-doctoral & post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

2001-2004 Research scientist, Department of Organizational Science and Psychology (IAF), Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Prof. W. Quaas, Magdeburg, Germany


Awards

04/2019 EUCAS Presidential Poster Award for “Individual differences in long-term verbal learning and memory in healthy aging”, European Cognitive Ageing Society (https://eucas.org/ac2019/program)

10/2011 Research Award: “Aging and Work”, Marie Luise und Ernst Becker Stiftung, Germany, Research title: “Neurobiological and psychosocial effects of aerobic exercise on motivation of older people: The new concept of the  subjective health horizon“


Invited talks

The Berlin Aging Study II – Investigating multidimensional facets of individual differences and their changes in healthy aging, Department of Psychiatry, 31. January 2020, University of Oxford, UK

How future anticipation of an active lifestyle is linked to individuals psychosocial functioning, objective health and health-behavior, 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 19-22 June 2016, Tampere, Finland

The Berlin Aging Study II (BASE-II): Understanding Heterogeneity in Aging, 2016, Kolloquium Karolinska Institute Stockholm, ARC, Stockholm, Sweden

The bright side of AgingExploring the effects of genes, lifestyle and their interaction on cognition in the Berlin Aging Study II, Symposium (Sandra Düzel & Simone Kühn), Aging and Cognition 2015, Dortmund, Germany

The ‘Subjective health horizon’ and its association with social, cognitive and physical engagement, Aging and Cognition 2015, Dortmund, Germany

The Subjective Health Horizon Questionnaire (SHH-Q): Assessing Future Time Perspectives for Facets of an Active Lifestyle, DGPPN 2015, Berlin, Germany

Metabolisches Syndrom (MetS) und kognitive Störungen, 2015, Charité, Ärztliche Fortbildung, Berlin, Germany

Der “Subjektive-Gesundheitshorizont” (SHH-Q) und seine Assoziationen zu psychologischen und physiologischen Maßen, EPSY 2015, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Subjective Health Horizon Questionnaire (SHH-Q): Assessing Future Time Perspectives for Facets of an Active Lifestyle, GSA 2015, Orlando, US

Teaching Experience & Interests

cognition across the lifespan
cognitive neuroscience of aging
motivation & learning
successful aging
gerontology
health across the lifespan
loneliness and the brain
brain plasticity across the lifespan
organizational psychology