• 1999-2005
    PhD student Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh, PhD "Articulatory correlates of the voicing contrast in alveolar obstruent production in German"
  • 1996-2000
    Student of Drama/Cultural Communication, German Linguistics, New German Literature at Humboldt University Berlin (Intermediate examination)
  • 1991-1998
    Student of Speech Science and Speech Therapy at Humboldt University Berlin Diploma (level A), Final Work on: Speaking styles in presenting the radio news
  • 1989-1991
    Student of Social Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Temporal positions held

  • Since 2008
    Full time position at the BMBF project on "Boundary phenomena in speech" at ZAS Berlin
  • 2005
    Guest researcher at the Institut de la Communication Parlée Grenoble (3 months)
  • 2003-2007
    German Research Council - project (full time position) "Articulatory economy and perceptive discrimination" at ZAS Berlin
  • 1999-2003
    German Research Council - project (half time position) "Analysis-by-synthesis of articulatory movements)" at ZAS Berlin

Grants and awards

  • 2010-2013
    DFG project Speechart (Principal Investigator), ca. 200.000 Euro
  • 2008-2012
    PILIOS project between ZAS, HU Berlin and GIPSA-lab Grenoble (Co-PI), supported by the DFH Saarbrücken with more than 260000 Euro
  • 2007
    Christian Benoit Award (7500 Euro)
  • 2007
    Grants to support the International Summer school from CNRS, DFG & AFCP, (app. 12000 Euro)
  • 2004
    Grant to support the German-French Summer school from the DFH Saarbrücken (13000 Euro)
  • 2003
    ISCA Grant for participation at ICPhS Barcelona (245 Euro)
  • 2002
    Princess Alice Award (500 GBP) to travel overseas
  • 2002
    Successful application to participate at the Summer school on "Speech production and perception" NATO ASI-meeting Il Ciocco
  • 1999
    Graduate Scholarship EPSRC Great Britain at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh