i am a phd Candidate at the university of glasgow.

My Research Interests

Robots are becoming increasingly prevalent in our society, as they help us in the household, work in factories and nudge us to behave more healthily. Interactions with humanoid robots have an inherently social side, due to anthropomorphizing processes that are deeply ingrained in our minds.

The increasing integration of robots into our social sphere raises a number of important questions, both within the realm of experimental psychology and social robotics. The aim of my PhD is to use an interdisciplinary approach to investigate factors influencing the perception and interaction with robots.


In 2011, I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Konstanz. Following my passion for neuroscience, I applied for and received a scholarship to study at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. In Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to intern at Professor Christian Keysers' and Dr. Valeria Gazzola's Social Brain Lab, which led me to discover the multi-faceted field of social and affective neuroscience. I graduated from the VU Amsterdam in 2017 with a Master's degree cum laude in Cognitive Neuropsychology and am now working at the Social Brain in Action lab, where I get to explore the intricacies of human-robot interaction under the supervision of Professor Emily Cross.