Department of Media and Communication
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1988: B.A. (Hons.) Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Empirical degree thesis in Developmental Psychology, subject area: intellectual giftedness.
1988 - 1999: Editor, on-air promotion producer and project manager at the TV channels RTLplus Deutschland Fernsehen GmbH & Co., TELE 5 Kabel-Media-Programmgesellschaft mbH and ProSieben Media AG in Cologne and Munich, Germany. Fields of work: a) television production, b) on-air program promotion, c) television program planning and d) television program, television market and audience research.
2000 - 2013: Founder, owner and managing director of Visions Unlimited Medien Ltd., Munich, Germany. Consortium partner in five EU-funded science communication projects (key topic areas: health issues / science, food issues / science, environmental issues / science, fishery and risk issues / science). Fields of work: a) film and multimedia conception, design and production, b) empirical film analysis, c) conception, release and dissemination of didactic DVD's in cooperation with the Institute for Film and Image in Science and Teaching Ltd. (FWU) and d) conception and evaluation of internationally aligned outreach events for the purpose of science and project communication.
2013 - 2016: Project member at the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research (IfKW), Munich, Germany within the EU-funded projects: ComFish (Communicating with stakeholders on fisheries issues) and HealthC (Improving Crisis Communication Skills in Health Emergency Management). Fields of work: a) film and multimedia conception, design and production, b) participation in the conception of a training program, training materials / toolkit and a best practice manual to promote crisis communication skills of employees in public health authorities and c) member of the quality control board of the project.
Currently: Project member at the Institute for Communication Science and Media Research (IfKW) Munich, Germany within the project PASIT (Phenological and socioeconomic effects of climate change on fruit and nut cultivation areas in Tunisia, Chile and Germany) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Fields of work: a) scientific work on climate change impact on the perceptions and socio- economic wellbeing of farming communities, b) conception and implementation of outreach and communication campaigns.