Curriculum vitae





since 03/2017


Guest Lecturer in Media Psychology, SRH Hochschule der populären Künste (hdpk), Berlin, Germany


since 04/2016


Research Associate & Lecturer, Technische Universität Berlin, Audio Communication Group, Berlin, Germany

  • Research on musical listening behaviour, musical semantics and music recommendation within the EU-funded project ABC_DJ 
    (Artist-to-Business-to-Business-to-Consumer Audio Branding System)
  • Teaching in Music- und Media psychology and Empirical social research and statistics
    (Master program Audio communication and technology)
  • Supervision of final thesis projects and dissertations


since 01/2015


Postdoctoral Researcher / Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics,
Music Department, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Research on the prediction of music listening and choices behavior & effects of music on affect and behavior
  • Supervision of PhD research projects




Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University, School of Information Studies & Centre for
Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT), Montreal, Canada

  • Laboratory and field research on judgment heuristics in the context of soundscape and music perception,
    and on the influence of music on soundscape evaluations
  • Seminars for PhD students on sound perception and the Experience Sampling Method




Research Fellow and Lecturer, Duesseldorf University of Applied Sciences,

Department of Media, Institute of Sound and Vibration Engineering, Duesseldorf, Germany

  • Basic and applied research projects in the fields of psychoacoustics, product sound design,
    music perception, & soundscape
  • Teaching in Industrial Sound Design (Master course: Media informatics) and Mathematics & Physics
    (Bachelor course: Media engineering)
  • Supervision of final thesis projects 






Habilitation and venia legendi in Systematic Musicology and Psychoacoutics, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany




Psychology (B.Sc.), University of Hagen (Distance University), Germany




PhD (Dr.-Ing.) in Engineering / Psychoacoustics, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


Thesis subject: “How much reality do people need? – Investigations on the influence of the test setting
on sound evaluations of household appliances”, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Schulte-Fortkamp,
Overall grade: passed with distinction





Audio and Video Engineering, Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences &
Robert-Schumann-School of Music and Media, Düsseldorf, Germany


Graduated Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.), Overall grade: excellent (1.4)

Thesis subject: „Investigations on biting and chewing sounds during biscuit consumption”





Diploma in Church Music (C-Level), Diözese Würzburg, Germany,

Overall grade: excellent (1.3)