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About me

Infos about me

I am a full professor and chair of the department of work and organizational psychology at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and a Visiting Professor of Career Studies at the Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany.

My research focuses primarily on career choice, career development, and career counseling. In teaching, I am, among others, involved in the education and training of career counselors.

I am a honorary member of several national and international groups and committees on vocational and career guidance, serve on the editorial boards of several leading scientific career journals and regularly act as a reviewer for international journals and conferences.

 

Professional Experiences

  • Full professor and chair for work and organizational psychology (since 2014)
    Department of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Assistant professor for vocational psychology and career counseling (2011-2014)
    Department of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Visiting professor for career research (since 2011) 
    Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany
  • Assistant professor for career research (2009-2011) 
    Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany
  • Researcher und guest-instructor (2007-2009)
    Department of Counseling and Counselor Education, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Career counselor (2003-2007)
    Public Career Guidance and Counseling Centre, Sargans, Switzerland

Education

  • PhD in Applied Psychology (2007)
    Department of Psychology, University of Zurich
  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Psychology of Career Counseling and Human Resources Management (2007)
    Universities of Berne, Freibourg, Zurich
  • MSc in Psychology; Minor in Sinology (Chinese language and culture) (2004)
    University of Zurich

Leadership roles 

  • Institute of Psychology, University of Bern
    • Acting Director (2016 - current)
  • European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling (ESVDC)
    • Executive Board Member: Secretary (2014 - current)
  • Academy of Management – Careers Division
    • Executive Board Member: Representative at large (2014 - current)
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Psychology of Career Counseling and Human Resources Management. Universities of Bern and Fribourg
    • Member in Board of Directors (2014 - current)
  • Master of Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy. University of Bern
    • Member in Board of Directors (2016 - current)
  • Erasmus (NICE). European Network for Innovation in Career Guidance and Counselling
    • Director of work group “Qualifications of Master-Level Career Counselors” (2012-2014)
  • Counseling Center of the Psychological Institute. University of Lausanne
    • President (2012 - 2013)


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Scientific Board Memberships

  • Journal of Vocational Behavior. Associate Editor
  • Work, Aging, and Retirement. Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of Career Development. Editorial Board Member
  • Career Development Quarterly. Editorial Board Member
  • International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. Editorial Board Member
  • National Swiss Service Center for Professional, Academic, and Career Counseling (SDBB). Advisory council “Career counseling and assessment”