consultant - Freiburg

  • studied Psychology with a focus on cognitive neuroscience at Maastricht University and the University of California, Berkeley.

  • PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany investigating cognitive development across the adult lifespan.

  • postdoctoral research fellow at Freie Universität Berlin and in parallel engagement as an associate doing voluntary work on social mobility at a foundation.

  • trained as a systemic consultant at ISB Wiesloch.

  • earned specialised qualifications in demographic consulting and resilience training.

  • taught at a Swiss applied University.

  • currently works as a research officer at a German University and as a coach and trainer‘. 

As a consultant and trainer Irene is interested in the question of how we can design work contexts to promote development on a personal and organisational level and to encourage people to unfold their competencies in way that fosters resilience, health and motivation.

Throughout her scientific career Irene often noted that the strong focus on scientific excellence among researchers left little room and interest for professionalisation in the fields of project management, leadership, and communication. She believes that strengthening competencies in these fields will promote both, scientists’ productivity and well-being. She therefore is excited to engage in an enterprise where she can contribute to advancing such competencies among scientists by bringing in her psychological knowledge, her familiarity with scientific environments, and her experience as a trainer.

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