Research Interests

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

Professional Experience

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.

Academic Education

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.