Research and Professional Experience

2012 Professor of Visual and Cognitive Neurosciences, Centre for Cognitive NeuroImaging (CCNi), School of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, Colleges of Science & Engineering and Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

2009-12 Reader, Centre for Cognitive NeuroImaging (CCNi), School of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, Colleges of Science & Engineering and Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

2007-00 Senior Lecturer, Centre for Cognitive NeuroImaging (CCNi), School of Psychology, Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology, Colleges of Science & Engineering and Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK

2005-06 Teaching for Faculty of Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2003-06 Teaching for Faculty of Psychology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2002-07 Principal Investigator, Brain Imaging Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2000-07 Project group leader, functional magnetic resonance imaging group, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1997 Ph.D. student, functional magnetic resonance imaging group, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1996 Diploma student, functional magnetic resonance imaging group (Dr. Rainer Goebel), Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1994 Studied Cognitive Science in the Psychology Department at the University College London, UK under supervision of Dr. David Green

University Education

2002 Ph.D. (Neurophysiology/Neurocognition), Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and Faculty of Psychology, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands – awarded with highest honours

1997 Diploma degree in Psychology (Master of Science in Psychology), Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and University of Giessen

1994-95 Cognitive Science, University College London, UK. Analytical Philosophy of Mind, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

1991-97 Study of Psychology at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany.

Memberships

European Brain and Behaviour Society (EBBS), Society for Neuroscience (SFN), Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGP), Deutscher HochschulVerband, Vision Science Society (VSS)

Reviewer for Journals

BMC-Neuroscience, Brain Topography, Cerebral Cortex, European Journal for Neuroscience, Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Vision, Neuroimage, Neuron, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychologia, Neuroreport, Neuroscience Letter, Proc. Nat. Acad. Science, PLoS Computational Biology, Proc. Roy. Soc. B., Psychological Science, Science, Vision Research

Reviewer for Funding Agencies

Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP)
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
Medical Research Council (MRC)
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
Wellcome Trust (UK)
National Science Foundation (NSF, USA)
German Israel Foundation (GIF)
The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT)
Agence Nationale de La Recherche (ANR) France
Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
Assessor of the Research Master Review Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO), Dan Haag, Netherlands