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Academic Background and Positions

PhD in Psychology. Division of Personality and Developmental Psychology |Department of Psychology |University of Basel|Switzerland|Honors: Summa cum laude|Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Alexander Grob, Prof. Dr. Jana Nikitin |02/2016 05/2019

Research Associate. Division of Personality and Developmental Psychology |Department of Psychology University of Basel|Switzerland |09/2014 – 01/2016

Master of Science in Psychology. University of Bern|Switzerland|Honors: Insigni cum laude | 01/2012 – 08/2014

Bachelor of Science in Psychology. University of Fribourg Switzerland Honors: Insigni cum laude I Bilingual studies I 09/2008 – 08/2011

Grants and Scholarships

Swiss National Science Foundation. Awarded with an Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship for an 18-month Postdoc project at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin (Germany), and Yale University (CT, USA). Title: A closer look at situations, experiences, and outcomes in romantic relationships: How do personality and age matter?| Amount $75,500 | 2019 – 2021

Antelope Program. Fellow in a program for highly qualified female doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Basel, Switzerland | 2019 – 2020

Swiss National Science Foundation. Awarded with an Doc.CH Doctoral Grant for conducting a 36-month dissertation project. Title: How we become who we are within romantic relationships. Disentangling the complex interplay between personality and romantic relationships from three perspectives | Amount $184,900 | 10/2016 – 10/2019

Swiss National Science Foundation. Mobility Grants for conducting a research visit at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (Amount $9,900 | 1/2019 – 7/2019) and at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA (Amount $13,900 | 3/2017 – 11/2017)

Swiss Study Foundation. Mobility Grant for conducting research visit at the University of California, Riverside, CA, USA | Amount $5,100 | 9/2016 – 12/2016

Swiss Study Foundation. Fellow | 2008 – 2017

Teaching and Supervision

Personality and differential psychology | University of Basel | Autumn 2018

Master’s colloquium in personality and developmental psychology | University of Basel | 2016 – 2018
Romantic relationships: Theories, concepts, empiricism | Master’s Level | University of Basel | 2016
Personality development in close relationships | Bachelor’s Level | University of Basel | 2015
Social competence training | Bachelor’s Level | University of Zurich | 2013                     

Public Talks       
How personality affects romantic relationships | Public Universities of Basel and Zurich | 2017 – 2018
Understanding the interplay between personality and close relationships | University of Basel | 2015

Graduate Education
Workshop on job interviews | Graduate Center | University of Basel | 2017 to present
Workshop on preparing application material | Graduate Center | University of Basel | 2018

Supervision of Master’s Students
Stefanie Szabo | University of Basel | 2018 – 2019

Further Education and Training

Good Scientific Practice. Summer School | German Study Foundation | Neubeuern, Germany | 2017
Couple Therapy. Advanced Studies | University of Zurich, Switzerland | 2014 – 2016
Performing Arts and Speech. Advanced Studies | Zurich University of the Arts | 2013 – 2014
Journalism. Diploma | Distance School of Journalism | Berlin, Germany | 2011 – 2014


Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Association for Research in Personality (ARP)
European Association for Social Psychology (EASP)
International Organization for Relationship Research (IARR)
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA)
Society for the Study of Motivation (SSM)
Swiss Psychological Society (SPS)
Network of Young Scientist for Sexology (NEKST)