environmental psychology, health psychology and applied social psychology:
health effects of natural environments, restoration, well-being, attitudes towards wilderness, rewilding and landscape changes, man-nature-relationship, environmental attitudes
Other Professional Activities
WSL Biodiversity Center – member of the steering committee (2020-present)
Lead editor the journal Umweltpsychologie since 2016
Co-editor of the journal Umweltpsychologie since 2012
Invited Expert of the FOREST EUROPE Group on Health and Well-being
Management Committee Member of COST Action European Network for Environmental Citizenship since 2018
July 2006 - Research Fellow at WSL, Group Social Sciences in Landscape Research
2003 - 2006 Research Fellow at WSL, Section Landscape and Society.
2000 - 2003 Post-doc assistant at WSL, Section Landscape and Society.
1998 - 1999 Research Fellow, Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Charité, Humboldt University Berlin.
1998 – 2000 PhD-Thesis at the University of Technology Berlin, Germany, Environmental and Technical Psychology Unit: Evaluation of suburban housing areas; planning of children's environments.
1990 - 1997 University of Technology Berlin: Studies of Psychology and Sociology of Architecture, main subject Social and Environmental Psychology.