I am a Professor of Gerontology at the University of Applied Sciences Niederrhein.
Prior I was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bremen at the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy. From 2016 to 2018 I was the the head of the research unit “Work, Economy and Technology” at the Institute of Gerontology at Technical University of Dortmund. From 2012 to 2016 I was a PhD student at the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (GESS) at the University of Mannheim.
I studied Gerontology in Amsterdam as well as Sociology in Mannheim and Berlin, where I was also employed as a student assistant at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).
New position at Hochschule Niederrhein
New paper with Philipp Stiemke on reasons for work exit
Our paper on generational differences is published and has won a award
New publication with Sebastian Merkel on E-Health Usages in Europe
New publication on working pensioners.
New publication on early exit and health.
New publication on ageism with amongst others Laura Naegele and Wouter de Tavernier