I do enjoy teaching and mentoring a lot and consider it together with research as the main part of my work. I do also firmly believe that teaching and research do benefit from each other. My teaching philosophy is based on three pillars: i) researching student ii) interlocking of teaching, and academic as well as non- academic work and iii) teaching as equals.
I have taught several bachelor and master level classes at among others the universities of Dortmund, Essen, Siegen and Bremen. Topics of my classes were life course approach, quantitative data analysis, social structure, inequalities in old age, social change and old age security.
Furthermore, I have also supervised bachelor and master thesis at the universities of Dortmund, Mannheim and Bremen on topics such as social inequalities in old age, retirement expectations in couples, loneliness in old age and reconciliation of work and care.
Finally, I have also initiated and organized the PhD colloquium "Ageing Societies" , in which doctoral students present findings from their dissertations and discuss them.