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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.

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
  • Visiting professor for career research (2011-2016) 
    Leuphana University of Lueneburg, GermanyAssistant professor for vocational psychology and career counseling (2011-2014)
    Department of Psychology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Academy of Management – Careers Division
    • Executive Board Member: Representative at large (2014 - 2017)
  • European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling (ESVDC)
    • Executive Board Member: Secretary (2014 - 2017)
  • 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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Official websites

University of Bern


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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”