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Our Research Team

Current team members

Dr. Belinda Platt (Principle Investigator)

graduated in Psychology (2007) from the University of Nottingham (UK) and completed her MSc at the University of Oxford (2010) under the supervision of Prof. Keith Hawton. She completed her PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford (2010-2013) under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Lau and Dr. Susannah Murphy. Since 2013 she has worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU University Munich. 

Email: Belinda.Platt *at* med.uni-muenchen.de

Phone number: +49 89 4400 56932

 

Johanna Löchner (Doctoral student)

graduated in Psychology from the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany. She co-lead the PRODO study and submitted her doctoral thesis on the transgenerational transmission and prevention of depression in 2017. She is also a trainee Clinical Psychologist at the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verhaltensmodifikation (AVM) and completed placements treating patients with a range of mental illnesses in the Department of Psychiatry (LMU, Munich) as well as at the Technical University of Munich.

Email: Johanna.Loechner *at* med.uni-muenchen.de

Phone number: +49 89 4400 56950

 

Anca Sfärlea (Doctoral student)

graduated in Psychology from the University of Würzburg, Germany. She works primarily on the GENERAIN and KROKO studies and submitted her doctoral thesis on emotion recognition and processing in adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa in 2017. During her studies she completed internships at the Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory (Stanford, USA) and the Max Plank Institute for Human Development (Berlin). 

Email: Anca.Sfaerlea *at* med.uni-muenchen.de

Phone number: +49 89 4400 55917

 

Dr. med. Alessandra Voggt (PRODO group leader)

graduated in Medicine from LMU Munich. Since September 2013 she has worked as a trainee Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich. She is a group leader for the PRODO study.

 

 

 

Dr. med. Inga Wermuth (PRODO group leader) 

graduated in Medicine from the Phillips University of Marburg and the LMU Munich. She did her MD in Neonatology at the LMU Munich and worked for several years in the field of Neonatology and Evolutional Neurology at the Dr. von Haunerschen Childrens Hospital. Since 2015 she is a trainee Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich. She is a group leader for the PRODO study.

 

Dr. med. Fabian Loy (PRODO group leader)

worked for 2.5 years as an Assistant Physician in the Department of Psychiatry at the LMU Munich. He holds a Masters in International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy and is a member of the Research Group of Neurophysiology and Functional Imaging. He is currently a trainee Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich and is a PRODO group leader.

 

Dr. med. Stephanie Hämmerle (PRODO group leader)

graduated in Medicine from the Technical University Munich, where she also did her MD. She holds a Masters in Health Care Management from the University of Greifswald. She is currently working as a trainee Psychiatrist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich and is a PRODO group leader.

 


Petra Wagenbüchler (Study Nurse)

provides research assistance in all of the group's studies as well as a number of other projects in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich.

 

 

 

 

Carolina Silberbauer (Study Nurse)

provides research assistance in all of the group's studies as well as a number of other projects in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich since 2009. Being a Mom herself, she loves to be around kids and to support her colleagues with any help needed in their research work.                                    

Nathalie Claus (Research Assistant)

studied Communications (B.A.) and Psychology (B.Sc.) at the LMU Munich. She worked on the PRODO study as an intern and stayed on afterwards to conduct a qualitative evaluation of the preventive intervention for her bachelors dissertation. She is currently a Research Assistant in the PRODO study and is studying for her Masters (M.Sc.) in Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience at the LMU Munich.

 

Katharina Schmitt (Research Assistant)

is a trainee Clinical Psychologist and PRODO group leader. graduated in Psychology from the the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany. She worked for several years in schools as a consultant. Currently she is working as a trainee Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the LMU Munich and is a PRODO group leader.


Esther Dammer (Research Assistant)

studied Psychology at the LMU Munich and worked simultaneously as a Research Assistant in the Neuropsychological Diagnostics in the Department of Psychiatry at the LMU Munich. Since 2013 she is a trainee Clinical Psychologist and PRODO group leader.

 

 

 

Jakob Neumüller (Research Assistant)

completed his Masters in Psychology in Vienna. He was previously an intern in the GENERAIN study, where he now works as a Research Assistant. He works as an Assistant Psychologist at an inpatient unit for Huntington’s disease (KBO-Taufkirchen) and as Research Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry at the LMU Munich. He has a great interest in cognitive neuroscience and the neuronal substrates of psychiatric disorders.                  

Ann-Sophie Störmann (Research Assistant)

is currently studying Psychology at the LMU Munich. She was previously a GENERAIN study intern and now works on the KROKO study. She has also worked on different research projects examining early childhood development. Her long-term goal is to become a psychotherapist. 

 

 

  

       Christina Buhl (Medical Doctoral Student) 

        recently graduated in Medicine from the Technische         Universität München and is currently working on her         MD/Dr. med. on the KROKO study. During her studies         she interned in different treatment facilities for         Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy and has         previous experience working as a Research Assistant at         the Department of Psychology at University of British         Columbia in Vancouver.

 

 

Former Team Members

Kornelija Starman (Doctoral Student)

has a Masters in Neuro-cognitive Psychology from the LMU Munich worked in the field of outpatient occupational rehabilitation at Salo and Partner. She worked on the PRODO study from 2014 to 2017 and submitted her doctoral thesis in 2017.

 

 

   

Lina Engelmann (Research assistant)

graduated in Psychology from the University of Innsbruck and is a trainee Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties. She worked on the PRODO study from 2014-2015.

 

 

                                        

Laura Asperud Thomsen (Research Assistant)

is currently enrolled in a Masters degree program (Developmental and Clinical Psychology) at the University of Vienna where she also completed her bachelors degree in Psychology. From March 2016 - March 2017 and again from August 2017 - Oktober 2017 she contributed to the GENERAIN, PRODO and KROKO studies. 

 

Mirjam Bley (Research Assistant and PRODO group leader)

Sarah Tran-Huu (Research Assistant in the PRODO study)

 

Internships

PRODO study Interns

Lisa Berman-Wendel (August - September 2015)

Melina Andronie (August - October 2015)

Jeanette Tamm (October - September 2015)

Markus Königs (October 2015 - July 2016)

Leonie Bäumler (March - April 2016)

Claudia Werner (June - September 2016)

Sandra Thiele (June - September 2016)

Nathalie Claus (September - October 2016)

Liliana Lelek (October 2016 - January 2017)

Theresa Tremmel (October 2016 - January 2017)

Julia Deutlmoser (January - March 2017)

Andrea Hauslbauer (February - April 2017)

Anna Wagner (February - April 2017)

Susanne Rockinger (July - August 2017)

Katharina Häuser (July - September 2017)

Angelina Mooseder (September - October 2017)

Dana Winogradow (September 2017 - March 2018)

Kirsten Moser (March  - May 2018)

 

GENERAIN study Interns

Moritz Dannert (May - August 2016)

Ann-Sophie Störmann (August 2016 - September 2017)

Jakob Neumüller (February - April 2017)

Maja Brömmelhaus (March 2017) 

The Munich International Symposium on Risk Factors and Preventive Interventions for Children of Parents with Affective Disorders is taking place on September 19-20th 2018! Registration is now closed.

Full program below:

**** ACCOMMODATION *****

Since the Symposium is happening a week before „Oktoberfest“, we would advise you to book your travel and accommodation as soon as possible as prices will rise significantly and many places will book-out completely.

HOTELS: we can recommend the „Parkhotel München Laim“, which is a 10 minute drive from the symposium location.

Self-catering: AirBnB may be a good source. The districts close to the symposium are „Neuhausen-Nymphenburg“, „Schwanthalerhöhe“ and „Laim“.

Low-cost: some of our colleagues and friends have offered to help out with private accomodation. If you are struggling to find affordable accommodation please contact us.