• 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

  • 2008-2019
    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

  • 2016/2017

Grant for organizing the 5th International Winter school: Speech production and perception: Learning and memory (1/2017 in Chorin), UFA Saarbrücken, 15000 Euro

  • 2010-2013

DFG Project: Sprechart (PI), ca. 200.000 Euro (1 Postdoc & 1 Student assistant)

  • 2008-2012

German-French PILIOS Project (ZAS, HU, GIPSA-lab Grenoble), finanical support by the DFH Saarbrücken ca. 260.000 Euro

  • 2007

Christian Benoit Award (7.500 Euro)

  • 2007

Grant for organizing the International Summer School, CNRS, DFG & AFCP, (ca. 12.000 Euro)

  • 2004

Grant for organizing the German-French Summer School, DFH Saarbrücken (13.000 Euro)

  • 2003

ISCA-Award for participation at International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) Barcelona (245 Euro)

  • 2002

Princess Alice Award (500 GBP)

  • 2002

Financial support for participation at the Summer School "Speech production and perception" NATO ASI-meeting in Il Ciocco, Italy

  • 1999

EPSRC Graduate scholarship Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh