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Short Curriculum Vitae

Post Doc, Lecturer


Current & Previous Positions

2016-current Post Doc at the Dept. of Theoretical Biology, University of Vienna (FWF P29397 Developmental canalization in the human head)

2010-current Lecturer at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna

2014-2016 Post Doc at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna

2014 Visiting scientist at the Courant Research Center "Evolution of Social Behavior", Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany

2013 Fellow at the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Klosterneuburg, Austria

2010 Scientific project staff at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna

2007-2010 Research and teaching assistant (Studienassistent) at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Vienna

2006-2007 Research associate at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Urban Ethology, Vienna, Austria

2005-2014 Scientific research (Rating and morphometric studies) at EFS Unternehmensberatung GmbH, Vienna, Austria


Field Work

2013 Split, Croatia: 3D surface scans of human faces in relation to the 10001 Dalmatians project.

2009 Addis Ababa and surrounding areas, Ethiopia: Morphometric study on human facial growth, rating study on the cross-cultural perception of car fronts.

2008 Addis Abebba and surrounding areas, Ethiopia: Rating study on car fronts, morphometric study on human facial shape variation.



Young Investigator Award 2013 Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria

TOP 5 of the Special Award within the INiTS Award 2013 (Innovation into Business), INiTS Universitaeres Gruenderservice Wien GmbH

Linda Mealey Award 2012 (awarded biannually to young scientists "for outstanding new research in Human Ethology"), International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE)

Dissemination - Support of Conference Attendances of PhD Students. University of Vienna Program for Student Mobility (four times)

Research Advancement Program "International Communication"

Austrian Research Association (five times)


Teaching Experience

Since 2016 Bachelorseminar for students of the teacher program Biology (Seminar)

Since 2016 Special methods in human behavioral research (Practicum)

Since 2015 Statistical analysis in practice: from raw data to presentation (Lecture + Practicum)

Since 2014 Biological Data: introduction to statistics and SPSS (Lecture + Practicum)

Since 2013 Scientific working skills for the bachelor thesis (Seminar)

Since 2010 Digital Acquisition of Human Surface Morphology and Behavior (Lecture + Practicum); Practical Course: Human Ethology (Seminar + Practicum)

2014–2016 Preparation for academic research and writing (Seminar)

2013 Preparation for the Bachelor-Thesis: From structure to citations (Seminar)

Since 2006 Temporary stand in: Lecture in Human Behavioral Ecology

2005 Practical Course V: Human ethology

Oct 2007-Feb 2010 Teaching assistance in

Digital Acquisition of Human Surface Morphology and Behavior (Lecture + Practicum); Basic Human Ethology Course for Anthropologists (Practicum); Practical Course IV (formerly V): Human ethology (Practicum); Human Behavioral Ecology (Lecture); Palaeoethology (Seminar); Seminar for Masters, Diploma and PhD-students in Anthropology.

2005-2007 Tutorials in human ethological practical courses


Professional Memberships

Association for Psychological Science (APS)

European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA)

Human Behavior & Evolution Society (HBES)

International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE)

International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research (ISHGR)

The BioSocial Society (BioSocSoc)



African Journal of Agricultural Research, American Journal of Human Biology, Body Image, Economics and Human Biology, Evolution and Human Behavior, Evolutionary Psychology, Frontiers Evolutionary Psychology and Neuroscience, Journal of Anthropology, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Perception, Personality and Individual Differences, PLoS One, Science of Nature


Public Outreach

upon request



2005-2012 PhD at the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna: Focusing on perception and morphology of faces in humans and artefacts. Title of PhD thesis: Geometric morphometric approaches to facial shape and trait attribution. Supervisor: Ao.Univ.-Prof.Dr. Katrin Schaefer; Degree in Anthropology; with distinction.

2000-2012 Studies in Zoology and Anthropology at the University of Vienna: Focusing on animal and human behaviour.Title of Master thesis: Fishing for attention - An ethological experiment on human biophilia in a real-life situation. Degree in Zoology, University of Vienna; with distinction.

2000 Matura Neusprachliches Bundesrealgymnasium Wien

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