As a positive psychologist I am interested in finding ways to foster mental health and flourishing. This includes evaluating diverse mental health prevention and intervention strategies, especially mind-body therapies. In addition, I explore the working mechanisms of meditation and yoga and questions of person-technique fit, as it is vital to understand how these treatments work and what works best for whom.

We are currently facing a mental health crisis with numbers of affected people rising dramatically. In times of external imbalance and uncertainty, finding internal balance and support becomes vitally important. Meditation provides a great means for many people to find this inner balance, reconnect to themselves and take care of their bodily and mental needs. These skills are incredibly valuable to develop and sustain mental health in the long-term.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Chemnitz University of Technology. I obtained my PhD in 2021 at the Chemnitz University of Technology under the mentorship of Peter Sedlmeier. My research has been funded by Mind & Life Europe, the Carstensen Foundation and the Free State of Saxony. My work has been published in Mindfulness, Frontiers of Psychology, Journal of Clinical Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and OBM Integrative and Complementary Medicine. I have extensive teaching experience in statistics, cognitive psychology and soft skills. I am an expert in research methodology, specifically in survey, longitudinal and single-case research designs.

You can find my full academic CV here.

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