I was born and raised in Nuremberg (1985), Germany. I moved to Mannheim to study Sociology in 2005, and to Utrecht in 2008 to study in the Master’s program ‘Sociology and Social Research’ at the ICS at Utrecht University. When I got my PhD position at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2010, I decided to move to Rotterdam and I ended up feeling quite ‘at home’ there. However, there are great opportunities ‘out there’, and this is why I moved to London to work for University College London.

The longer CV find below.

Academic positions

Sept. 2016 – ongoing Research Associate, International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health (ICLS), department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London
Research Associate, Project group research on Extending Working Lives (renEWL), department of Epidemiology & Public Health, University College London
Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2016 Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer Statistics, department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
June 2015 – ongoing Management Committee Member Netherlands COST, European Cooperation in Science and Technology, COST action ISCH 1409: Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries
Sept 2010 – Aug 2014 PhD candidate, department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Jan 2010 – June 2010 Research intern, Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Hague
June 2009 – Aug 2009 Research intern, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg
Nov 2008 – Feb 2010 Teaching assistant, Methods & Statistics, Utrecht University
Feb 2006 – June 2008 Research assistant, Department of Sociology, Mannheim University
Jan 2006 – Feb 2006 Research intern, Central Archive for Empirical Social Research (ZA), Gesis, Cologne

Visiting scholar

June 2015 Bureau Beroepsziekten, FNV, Amsterdam
Jan – Mrch 2014 Munich Center for Economics of Aging (MEA), Munich, Germany
Sept 2011 – Feb 2012 TNO Hoofddorp (Leiden), STREAM


May 2015 University Teaching Qualification , Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO), Risbo, Rotterdam
Dec 2014 Doctoral degree, department of Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam
June-Aug 2011 Summer program in methods & statistics, ICPSR, Ann Arbor, MI
June 2010 Master’s degree ‘Sociology and Social Research’, ICS Utrecht University, cum laude
June 2008 Bachelor’s degree Sociology (Mayor), History (Minor), Mannheim University, excellent
June 2005 High school diploma, Schwabach, Germany

Grants & Awards

July 2016 Lecturer of the year 2015-2016 at Erasmus University Rotterdam, DPAS Public Administration and Sociology
July 2015 Lecturer of the year 2014-2015 at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Sociology
Oct 2014 Research grant for the research project Ontstaan en preventie van burnout’ (Causes and prevention of burnout), at de Burcht, the scientific bureau of the labour union movement, Amsterdam (€ 25.000)
May 2014 NWO-TOP; grant for research proposal ‘Sustaining Employability’ (€ 680.000 with Pearl Dykstra, Ferry Koster, Hans Pruijt)
July 2014 RAND scholarship for participation at RAND summer institute on Aging, Santa Monica, CA
Nov 2013 Erasmus Trustfonds scholarship for research stay Munich Center for Economics of Aging, Munich, Germany
June 2013 Full grant Venice Summer School on Aging, Venice, Italy
Sept 2012 Travel grant NEUJOBS conference, EU 7th framework program, Bratislava, Slovakia
June 2011 DANS, KNAW scholarship for participation ICPSR summer program on methods & statistics
June 2010 Utrecht Excellence Scholarship for studying in the international master’s program at ICS, University Utrecht (€ 15.000)