About me

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Academic education

2009 – 2013 

PhD in Systemic Neurosciences 

Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences

Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Grade: 1.3 (very good) 

2004 – 2009 

Diploma in Sports Sciences, Major: Professional Sports

Faculty of Sports Sciences, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany

Grade: 1.4 (with honors) 

Professional history

Since April 2020
Associate Professor (with tenure track)
Institute of Sports Science, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

2017 - 2020 
Research Associate 

Chair of Human Movement Science, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany


2015 - 2017

Post-doctoral Researcher

Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Ageing Group, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania, Australia


2013 – 2015 

Post-doctoral Researcher

Chair of Human Movement Science, Department of Sport and Health Sciences, Technical University of Munich, Germany


2009 – 2013

Research Scholar 

Research Training Group 1091 “Orientation and motion in space”, University Hospital Munich Großhadern, Germany 


2006 – 2009 

Student Research Assistant 

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Leipzig University, Germany

International research stays

2015 - 2017 (2 years)

University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
College of Health and Medicine, School of Psychology, Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Ageing Group (Jeffery J. Summers)


2011 (2 months)
Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA

College of Health and Human Development, Department of Kinesiology (Mark Latash)


2007 - 2008 (5 months)

Texas A&M University, College Station, USA 
Department of Health & Kinesiology (Charles Shea)

Funding

2022 - 2023
Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony: Innovation Plus
Project funding for the development of an innovative concept  in teaching and learning

2021 - 2022
Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony: FOKUS International
Project funding for the initiation of a research collaboration with the University of Stirling


2018 - 2019
ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research
Workshop funding for a 2.5 day workshop on "Developmental Perspectives on Embodiment"

2015 – 2017 

Robert-Bosch-Foundation “Young researchers develop new ideas for a long and self-dependent life”-Program
Project funding incl. own position


2014 – 2015 

Technical University Munich “Equal opportunities for women in research and teaching”-Program
Position funding


2009 – 2013 

Research Training Group 1091 “Orientation and motion in space”
PhD scholarship  

Honors and awards

2016 / 2017 

Fellow of the GSO Leadership Academy, German Scholars Organization e.V.


2014  - 2019

Fellow of the Young ZiF, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University 


2011 

Conference Travel Grant, Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich 


2006 & 2008 

1st prize “Dies academicus”, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Leipzig University 

Functions

Ad hoc Reviewer 

Acta Psychologica, Behavioural Brain Research, Experimental Brain Research, Frontiers in Psychology, German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, Human Movement Science, IEEE: Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Journal of Motor Behavior, Journal of Motor Learning and Control, PLOS ONE, Scientific Reports, Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering  

Editorial Roles
Review-Editor

  • Frontiers  in Cognition and Movement (since 2022)
  • Frontiers in Performance Science (since 2021)

Guest Associate Editor

  • Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience: "The Next Step in Developmental Embodiment Research: Integrating Concepts and Methods" (2020 - 2021)


2016  - 2019

Speaker of the Young ZiF 

Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, Bielefeld


2016 

Member of the Organising Committee of the “Sensorimotor Control Meeting”

Satellite Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society Meeting, Hobart, Australia


2010 – 2012 

Student Representative  

Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich


2005 – 2015 

Coach for Track and Field  

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At last, some personal information...


My home is filled with the love and laughter of Matteo, Anaïs, Artur and Thomas, as well as with bikes, books and music for body and soul.