Education and Academic Training

  • 2009 Doctoral studies in Economics at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, Ph.D. degree
  • 2005 Study of Psychology, University of Braunschweig, Diploma degree

Professional Experience

  • Since 2019: Senior Researcher, Division Sustainable Production and Consumption, Wuppertal Institute
  • 2014 - 2018: Staff function "Quality Management in transdisciplinary scientific processes", Wuppertal Institute
  • 2011 - 2014: Research Assistant, Scientific Quality Management, Wuppertal Institute
  • 2010: Project Assistant at "Start-up Campus Ruhr", Bochum University of Applied Sciences
  • 2009 - 2010: Teaching activities, University of Wuppertal
  • 2005 - 2009: Research Assistant, University of Wuppertal
  • 2002 - 2005: Student assistant, Siemens Transportation Systems, Division Idea Management, Germany
  • 2001 - 2002: Internships, Volkswagen Coaching AG, Germany, and Gedas AG, Puebla, Mexiko
  • 1999 - 2001 Research and teaching activities, Institute for Applied Psychology, Institute for Work- and Organisational Psychology, and Institute for Ergonomics, University of Braunschweig

Research Focus

  • Transformative and transdisciplinary research in sustainability-oriented real-world labs
  • Societal impact of research
  • Transformative Science
  • Social innovations


  • Since 2015 Member of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network
  • Since 2005 Member of the German Psychological Society


  • Since 2018 reviewer for the Journal "Sustainability" and the Journal "Sustainability Management Forum"
  • Since 2016 reviewer for the Journal "GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society"

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