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The best thing about AIHE is the people behind it

The team behind the Institute

Management Board, Advisory Board & contributors

Prof. Dr. Andrea Gensel

Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Andrea Gensel (born 1963), trained in business and clinical psychology, systemic therapist, PhD in psychology, professor of psychology with a focus on psychological medicine. She has 15 years' experience of advising corporate management on psychological issues and 20 years' experience of working as a psychotherapist.

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Dr. Kristina Herber

Academic Director

Dr Herber (born 1982) manages and is responsible for all the programmes we offer with our partner universities. Together with her team, she ensures a high level of customer/student satisfaction and is also responsible for accreditation. Her level-headed and always friendly manner, as well as her rational and solution-oriented way of thinking, is a great asset to us all.


Björn Engholm

Chairman of the advisory board

Minister President and former Federal Minister of Education Björn Engholm. Advisory board member of the Gensel Group for 13 years. His intellectuality, ethics and values enrich our company philosophy and me personally every day. I am very grateful to be able to learn from his knowledge and experience every day.



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A legend in our midst. It is a great honour for me to have Prof. Schulz von Thun behind me and my team, championing the Masters programme, advising us and contributing his communications expertise. So popular and successful, yet so modest.


Dr. Raimund Mildner

Advisory board

Dr Mildner has been a consultant to my Gensel Group companies for over 13 years and is a sparring partner, motivator and visionary in a class of his own. Business & Development is his talent. A networker and a doer. He has helped a large number of start-ups to great success.


Lecturers & Examiners

Prof. Dr. Annegret Reski

Lecturer and examiner

Annegret Reski has been enhancing our team for 15 years now. She holds a doctorate in Communication and has extensive professional experience as a lecturer. From aptitude diagnostics to personnel management and communication psychology, she covers all specialist areas. Her quiet, calm voice turns her interesting lectures into a cosy hour of learning. As professor, she has really won over our hearts.


Prof. Dr. Thomas Wolbers


Prof. Dr. Wolbers is Professor for Aging, Cognition & Technology at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). He uses neuroscience and virtual reality (VR) to understand mechanisms of healthy aging and dementia and develops therapeutic VR applications to improve the treatment of mental disorders.


Prof. Ruben Abagyan


Prof. Abagyan is a pharmacologist and teaches at the University of San Diego. His research focuses on the development of new technologies for structure-based discovery and optimisation of medication. He offers AIHE his expertise in the field of neurosciences and pharmacology. Botox as an anti-depressant? You might be surprised.


Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Bass

Lecturer and examiner

Prof. Dr. Hans-Heinrich Bass is a renowned German economist who has been very successfully supporting us with his expertise as a lecturer and as an examiner for the economics-oriented degree courses for some years now. Many thanks for the wonderful work and for your loyalty. Website


Prof. Dr. Petra Korte


She is an examiner within our team, working on the degree courses and examinations. She is well known thanks to various publications and her activities in teaching and research.


Prof. Dr. Tabea Scheel


Prof. Dr. Scheel is an expert in business and organizational psychology. Working as a freelance coach, she also has her finger on the pulse of practice. She is fascinated by the role of humor in the work context.


Prof. Dr. Markus Steffens

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Prof. Dr. Karsten Stueber


Prof. Dr. Stueber is a philosopher who teaches at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA). He is internationally well-known for his scholarship on empathy and has widely published in the areas of philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, the philosophy of the social sciences, and meta-ethics. At the moment, he is exploring the role of empathy for the foundations of morality. Professor Stueber grew up in Flensburg, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the Unversity of Tübingen.


Prof. Dr. Bernd Leplow


Prof Dr Bernd Leplow is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychology, Biopsychology and Neuropsychology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. He is a licensed behavioural therapist and clinical neuropsychologist (GNP). Following his membership of the board of directors of the Medical-Ethics-Law (MER) programme at the University of Halle, he continues to give lectures and seminars there. In addition, he is still active scientifically (behavioural neuropsychology), practically (in the IPP Halle GmbH, Telemd.) and in professional politics (GNP).

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Dr. Herbert Grassmann


Dr Herbert Grassmann heads the scientific department of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP). Together with colleagues he has developed a degree programme in Body Psychotherapy at Maltepe University in Istanbul. He is currently working as an editor with Stephen Porges (founder of Polyvagal Theory) on the book The Science of Embodiment - Trauma, Body and Relationship. In our lectures you will learn how different trauma therapies use the body as a resource.

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Prof. Dr. John Mcalaney


Prof. Dr. John McAlaney is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist who conducts research into how and why people become involved in risky behaviours, including cybercrime, online gambling, and the production and consumption of fake news. His works aims to promote informed decision making by everyone involved in these phenomenon (Website).

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Prof. Marc Ziegenbein


Prof. Ziegenbein is a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy and an expert in the field of culturally sensitive psychiatry. As Medical Director of the Wahrendorff Clinic, he is committed to special treatment offers for people with a migration background. Another focus is research in the field of gender-sensitive medicine. Prof. Ziegenbein aims to raise awareness and enthusiasm for these topics.

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Dr. Reimar Zeh


Dr Reimar Zeh was previously Professor of Communication Science at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His doctorate was in the field of political communication. In addition to media-mediated political communication, he focuses on sustainability communication in the context of energy system transformation. He has also been working as a lecturer for AIHE since 2023.

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Prof. Dr. Thomas Baghai


Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Baghai carries out research in the field of clinical neurosciences and depression at the University Hospital of Regensburg and teaches for us on the subject of “Connection between depression and inflammation”. Does inflammation within the body have an effect on the development of depression? Find out in our lectures. Image rights:medbo/ Website


Prof. Dr. Michael Grözinger


Prof. Dr. Grözinger is a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy as well as neurology and one of very few experts worldwide in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). His lectures on this subject are fascinating, helpful and very important, particularly because this form of treatment can be very helpful. A great expert. Website


Prof. Dr. Bernhard Bogerts


Prof. (em.) Dr Bernhard Bogerts is a brain researcher and psychiatrist in Magdeburg. He is well-known for his work on the brain-biological changes in schizophrenic and affective disorders as well as on the causes of violence.

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Prof. Terry Hanley


Prof. Terry Hanley ist Professor für Psychologische Beratung an der Universität Manchester (UK). Er hat viel über die Entwicklung der Online-Beratung und Online-Unterstützung geschrieben und ist einer der Herausgeber des The Sage Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Prof. Dr. Georg Siedenbiedel


Prof. Dr. Georg Siedenbiedel is an economist with research interests in the fields of corporate management and organisation. He works, among other things, as a senior professor at Münster University of Applied Sciences and as a lecturer at the WWU Münster.


Prof. Dr. Lilia Wasserka-Zhurakhovska


Prof. Dr. Wasserka-Zhurakhovska holds a degree in economics (University of Bonn), completed her doctorate as a scholarship holder of the Max Planck Society at the University of Cologne and is currently working at the University of Duisburg-Essen. Furthermore, she is a member of the Junior Faculty of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics (RGS Econ). In her research, she deals with questions of behavioural economics with a focus on individual and group behaviour.


Prof. Dr. Erich Kasten


After completing his community service in a psychiatric clinic and working in a home for the disabled, Prof Dr Kasten studied psychology at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel. Erich Kasten is a qualified behavioural therapist and clinical neuropsychologist and works part-time in his own practice in Travemünde. He received his doctorate summa cum laude from the Martin Luther University in Halle in 1993. In 1999 he qualified as a professor and received the venia legendi for medical psychology. Erich Kasten was Professor of Neuropsychology and Research Methodology at the MSH Medical School Hamburg from April 2013 to September 2023.


Dr. Kurt Mosetter


Myoreflex therapy as trauma complementary therapy? What are the active mechanisms? It is a form of therapy that has achieved great success worldwide and is gaining more and more recognition. We are delighted to have recruited the inventor of this method, Dr. Kurt Mosetter, to join us as a lecturer. It’s a great honour. Thank you. Youtube


Dr. Alexandra Mattern-Roggelin


Dr. Mattern-Roggelin is a clinical psychologist specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. She works as a licensed psychologist and family therapist at the renowned Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital (Baltimore, Maryland, USA). In addition, she teaches and supervises physicians in further training to become specialists in psychiatry.


Prof. Tom Bschor


Prof. Bschor teaches in the field of psychopharmacology for us. He is a specialist in psychiatry in Berlin, carrying out research and teaching in various specialist fields, e.g. therapy-resistant depression, bipolar affective disorder, long term prophylaxis of affective diseases, addictions, especially alcohol, drug and medication dependence.Website


Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing


Prof. Dr. Arndt Büssing holds the professorship for Quality of Life, Spirituality and Coping at the University of Witten/Herdecke. He has been working as a researcher for 20 years on the importance of spirituality as a resource in dealing with difficult life situations.


Prof. Dr. Tillmann Krüger


Prof. Krüger is a specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapy and neurology. He lectures on the subject of psychological medicine for us. Botulinumtoxin as a treatment for depression and borderline disorders? Together with Prof. Wollmer, he has a significant involvement in research into this new treatment method and is renowned worldwide. Look forward to more! Website


Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fittkau


Prof. Dr. Dr. Karl-Heinz Fittkau teaches leadership at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Prior to that, he was a police enforcement officer for 37 years and managed larger staff bodies as a senior civil servant for many years.


Prof. Dr. Georg Bouché


Prof. Dr Georg Bouché MBA teaches at colleges and universities in Germany, the UK, India, France, Mexico, Spain and Vietnam. His activities and research focus on marketing, digitalisation, internationalisation and strategic sales. He has worked in sales and marketing for German and international companies, including as International Sales Director. Before founding the Berlin-based marketing and strategy consultancy Bouché & Jakob, he worked as a management consultant for a private equity company in Spain, including setting up a subsidiary in China. Since September 2016, Georg Bouché has been Honorary Consul of the Republic of The Gambia in Germany.


Prof. Dr. Roland Mangold


Prof. Dr. Roland Mangold is a habilitated psychologist and professor of information and communication psychology. He teaches and conducts research on the user-centered design of information media. With AIHE, he introduces the field of media psychology in comprehensible lectures.


Prof. Dr. Kristina Klein


Prof Dr Klein studied and obtained her doctorate at the University of Cologne. Since October 2018, she has been Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour at the University of Bremen. Together with two colleagues, she heads the markstones Institute for Marketing, Branding & Technology and is part of the Diginomics Graduate Group. Her research focuses on brand management (brand purpose, influencer marketing), digitalisation topics (chatbots, gamification, serious games) and sensory marketing. Prof Klein consults companies on brand issues and is a member of the scientific society.


Prof. Dr. Jessica Lange


Prof Dr Jessica Lange is Professor of General Business Administration at FOM Hamburg. For more than 10 years, she has also successfully run a small consultancy boutique with two employees, specialising in employee-oriented leadership and cultural management.


Dr. Volker Rimkus


Dr. Rimkus is a gynaecologist and is a legend in the field of hormone research and treatment in men and women. Many doctors worldwide are convinced of the effectiveness of his research and method (Rimkus method), apply it to patients and record excellent treatment results. The storms and headwinds from the pharmaceutical industry are slowly abating. It is sad to see whether money or the patient is the priority.


Prof. Dr. Robert Gücker

Lecturer and examiner

Prof. Dr. Robert Gücker, a psychologist specialising in media and business psychology, especially in the area of recruiting. He holds a doctorate in media didactics and e-learning and has worked as a lecturer and examiner at various universities and in the private sector. www.guecker.org

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Prof. Dr. Uwe Seebacher


Uwe Seebacher is one of the world's most recognised and leading experts in methodology and structural science, with over 30 years' experience as an author, investor, professor and speaker. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Business Administration and is a professor at several institutions, including Munich University of Applied Sciences, Vienna University of Applied Sciences, IIM Shillong and IMT Dubai, in areas such as Predictive Intelligence, Marketing, Communication, Data Science and Sales & Distribution Management. He has authored more than 60 books, including "B2B Marketing Guidebook", "Redesigning Corporate Communication", "Template-based Management" and "Predictive Intelligence".


Prof. Dr. Sarah Jessen


Prof Sarah Jessen is Professor of Social Psychology and Neurocognitive Development at the University of Lübeck. Her research focuses on the neuronal foundations of early social development and she heads the Babylab Lübeck.


Prof. Dr. Elke Berninger-Schäfer


Prof. Dr. Elke Berninger-Schäfer, graduate psychologist, senior coach (DBVC), supervisor BDP, CAI®-certified online coach, is the owner of the Karlsruhe Institute and offers further training in business, health and online coaching, as well as in digital leadership. As managing partner of CAI® GmbH, she has built up the CAI® World platform with many interactive online tools and formats.

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Moutchnik


With Professor Alexander Moutchnik, AIHE has an expert in media economics and media business at its side. Professor Moutchnik studied history, sociology, political science and economics in Russia and Germany. He supports AIHE especially in the field of communication with new media.


Prof. Dr. Stephan Rusch

Lecturer and examiner

Prof. Dr. Stephan Rusch. Occupational and organisational psychologist. He likes to travel to the other side of the world for heavy metal concerts. And in between, he is available to us as a lecturer and examiner.


Prof. Harold Koenig


Dr. Koenig is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Health System. He has worked for over 35 years conducting research and teaching on religion and health.


Prof. Dr. Bart Baesens


Professor Bart Baesens is a professor of Big Data & Analytics at KU Leuven (Belgium), and a lecturer at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom). He has done extensive research on big data & analytics, credit risk modeling, fraud detection, and marketing analytics. He co-authored more than 250 scientific papers and 10 books. His research is summarized at www.dataminingapps.com.


Dr. Thea Zander-Schellenberg

Lecturer and Examiner

Dr Zander-Schellenberg completed her doctorate in cognitive neuroscience in Tübingen in 2015. Her research focuses on intuition, neurocognitive mechanisms of judgement and decision-making and the relationship between cognition and emotion.


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Dr. Annechien Helsdingen


Dr. Helsdingen lectures in the field of social psychology. She gained her doctorate in the field of experimental psychology. She lives and works in the Netherlands. Personally, I could listen to her lectures for hours.They are fascinating in their content and delivered with clarity. Many thanks.


Dr. Hildegard Nibel


Dr Hildegard Nibel is an occupational psychologist and expert in work-related health problems, from diagnosis to helping long-term sick people return to work and advising organisations on return to work programmes.


Dr. Vanessa Wergin


Vanessa Wergin is a psychologist and sports psychologist working as a PostDoc in the Sports Psychology and Coaching Group at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focuses on the phenomenon of collective collapse of sports teams in crucial games. In addition to her academic work, she also works with athletes from different sports.


Dr. Nils Beer


Dr. Beer teaches Psychology at the University of Westminster and works in Vienna as a clinical psychologist. He knows Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s flow concept very well, and he himself gets into the flow when teaching, but also when salsa dancing and inline skating.


Dr. Aitak Farzi


Dr. Farzi is a researcher and pharmacologist at the Medical University of Graz and lectures for us on the topic of “Microbiom intestinal-brain axis & mental health”. Such an important topic, and so clearly and professionally presented.


Dr. Katalin Dohrmann


Dr Katalin Dohrmann is a clinical psychologist and psychotraumatologist. At the Competence Centre for Psychotraumatology at the University of Konstanz, which she heads, Ms Dohrmann conducts research on traumatic stress and evidence-based treatment of trauma sequelae. She teaches at various institutions, e.g. the University of Zurich, and leads continuing education courses, e.g. at the Academy for Scientific Continuing Education at the University of Konstanz.In the press, Ms Dohrmann tirelessly denounces the precarious health care of traumatised refugees, e.g. in the FAZ, on Deutschlandfunk or in the ZDF heute-journal.


Dr. Bernd Borchard


Dr Bernd Borchard is a psychological psychotherapist and works as a lecturer and supervisor for various forensic institutions in Germany and Switzerland. He is a lecturer in the Master of Advanced Studies in Forensic Psychology at the University of Constance, co-owner of a practice for assessments, supervision, counselling and workshops in Constance, Zurich and Hamburg and supports us with his expertise in lectures on forensic psychology.


Dr. Margarida Correia Rafael

Lecturer and examiner

Dr. Rafael is a Portuguese psychologist who lectures for us on a regular basis. From psychology for companies through to statistics. Highly competent and with an intercultural view on things. Thank you.


Dr. Julia Boje


Dr Julia Boie is a certified sports psychologist (ÖBS) and communication trainer (ZKP) and is trained in process and embodiment-focused psychology (PEP®). She works successfully with competitive and top athletes on mental strength and satisfaction in sport (Website).


Dr. Ivana Dragic


Dr. Ivana Dragic holds a doctorate in psychotherapy science and works as a lecturer and researcher at the International Psychotherapy Program at Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna, Austria, as well as a psychotherapist in private practice. In her research she is focused on emotional literacy and international aspects of psychotherapy.

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Dr. Victoria Talwar


Dr. Victoria Talwar is a Professor and a Canada Research Chair (II) in Forensic Developmental Psychology in the Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her research is in the area of developmental psychology with an emphasis on social-cognitive development, children’s deception and applied child witness issues.


Dr. Daniela Döldissen


Dr Döldissen is a consultant in human resources development in large companies, a lecturer at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences and has been a freelance trainer and consultant since 2004. Her work focuses on leadership development, conflict management and self-management.


Dr. Clemens Veltrup


Dr. Clemens Veltrup has been working for the Gensel Group for 11 years. As a psychologist, psychotherapist and head psychologist at a clinic for addiction diseases, he is one of the best lecturers I have ever heard. Full of experience and life, an excellent teacher, he has been inspiring our students for years.


Dr. Emanuel Jauk


Dr. Emanuel Jauk is postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Medical Psychology and Psychotherapy at Medical University of Graz/Austria. He is active in research and teaching on interindividual differences from a personality psychology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience perspective. His current research interests are: Narcissism, emotional competence, social affect and cognition. https://www.dtmd.me/


Dr. Verena Schuster


Dr Verena Schuster is a neuroscientist and human biologist at the Philipps University of Marburg. She also worked for some time at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. She is fascinated by the human brain and how it is responsible for and controls all our emotions and behaviour. She is also very interested in science communication.


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Dr. Jannis Hagenah

Lecturer and Examiner

We are pleased to have Jannis Hagenah, an expert in Artificial Intelligence. An engineer and computer scientist with a PhD, he researches and teaches at the University of Oxford and AIHE. His research focus is on the development of cognitive systems in medicine and ranges from intelligent surgical planning to wearable-based intensive care and autonomous robotic systems.

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Dr. Wiebke Stegh


Dr. Stegh is a psychologist and a relaxed examiner. Why? A two-year further education course in "Yoga & Psychology" allows her to take a deep breath as a part-time yoga teacher and calmly mark her exams.


Dr. Marius Deckers


Marius Deckers holds a doctorate in psychology and, during his time as a scientist, gained experience in both theoretical research on empathy and its practical impact on employees in social professions. He was so enthusiastic about this that he started his own business as a freelance lecturer in this field and now wants to share his knowledge with the world, for example through the AIHE.


Dr. Jana Timm

Lecturer and Examiner

The graduate psychologist Dr. Jana Timm received her doctorate in the field of cognitive neuroscience at the University of Leipzig. Through her previous activities, she has been able to gain extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of mental fitness, nutrition and health management. She has been an examiner for AIHE since January 2022.


Dr. Martin Graff


Martin Graff’s main research interests are in the psychology of online communication, online dating, and social media. He has delivered lectures on Online Dating and Romantic Attraction, in the UK, the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In addition to this he has carried out advisory work for dating apps LetsDitto and eHarmony.


Dr. Meena Dogra


Dr. Meena Dogra (Sharma) is a registered clinical psychologist psychotherapist (India & Germany) with PhD. She is passionate about clinical psychology and research with years of experience working as an assistant professor, supervisor and examiner.


Dr. Nikkie Blacksmith


As an industrial and organisational psychologist, Dr. Nikki Blacksmith has worked across industries to help organisations attract and select high quality employees, entrepreneurs and executives. Dr Blacksmith is currently a research fellow at the Army Research Institute for Behavioural and Social Sciences and an adjunct faculty member at American University in Washington, DC.


Dr. Julia Föcker


Dr. Julia Föcker is a cognitive neuroscientist working at the University of Lincoln, School of Psychology, College of Health and Science. Julia's research focuses on the intersection of technology usage and neural plasticity. Through her work, she aims to advance the development of technologies that can positively impact society. Staff Directory (Lincoln.ac.uk)


Dr. Crystal Carr


Dr. Carr is a neuroscientist and supports us in the field of "Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology and Drug Addiction". She is employed by the University of Michigan (USA) in the field of research and teaching and works for us in parallel. She supports us in offering our students international expertise thanks to great lectures.


Dr. Tim Wind


Dr. Tim Wind is clinical psychologist, program manager e-health in Centrum '45, head teacher e-health at RINO Amsterdam and is a national ambassador of e-health in mental health care. As a clinician, he is specialized in psychotraumas and personality problems. As a senior researcher (PhD) his research programme revolves around e-health, social capital and mental health.


Dr. Berit Hippe


Dr. Berit Hippe holds a PhD in nutritional sciences and her research focuses on nutrigenomics, microbiota, preventative nutrition, and long-term well-being. Driven by a relentless passion for understanding the intricate connections between our genes, lifestyle, and overall health, Dr. Hippe shares her knowledge as a lecturer at the University of Vienna. Beyond academia, Dr. Hippe serves as the CEO of HealthBioCare, a pioneering biotech firm at the forefront of personalized nutritional counseling, based on genetic and epigenetic biomarkers.


Dr. Angelika Treibel


Dr. Treibel is a psychological expert on the topic of "highly stressful events". After studying psychology in Heidelberg, she worked scientifically and practically with this topic in various institutions. The goal-oriented support of indirectly and directly affected persons is a matter close to her heart.


Dr. Pirie Eichhöfer


This psychologist, who has just graduated with a doctorate, is highly committed and professional in her work for us as an examiner. She studied at the University of Malaya and graduated from the University of Exeter in the UK with her second master’s degree. She is a great asset to us, both on a professional and human level.


Dr. Veronica Fruiht


Veronica’s research is at the intersection of positive psychology and adolescent development. She studies the role of mentors in helping young people transition to adulthood and develop the hope to achieve their goals.


Dr. Damaris Aschwanden


Dr. Aschwanden is a senior researcher in aging at Florida State University. In her research, she investigates the relationships between personality, cognitive health, and dementia. Damaris Aschwanden grew up in Switzerland and received her PhD from the University of Zurich.

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Dr. Stefan Sütterlin

Lecturer and Examiner

Stefan Sütterlin holds a doctorate in psychology and spent many years abroad working primarily on topics in cognitive, biological and clinical psychology. At the Norwegian Östfold University College he works in international research projects in the field of human-technology interaction with a focus on cyberpsychology.

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Dr. Aydasara Ortega Torres


Dr. Torres is a 37-year old psychologist and lawyer. She lives in New York and works at the college in Brooklyn. She is a lecturer in Organisational Psychology for us. She gives a series of lectures across a variety of modules. I would like to thank her very much for her commitment.


Dr. Benjamin Zimmermann


Dr. Zimmermann studied in his home country USA at the University of Illinois in the Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab and also works there. His lectures enrich the neurosciences department.Website


Dr. Ronald Pommer

Lecturer and Examiner

A communication and political scientist with a doctorate in business informatics and a master's degree in business and organisational psychology, Ronald Pommer has been researching and teaching supply chain management and social psychology at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences for more than 20 years. At AIHE, his focus is on aspects of differential psychology in collaborative value creation processes.

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Dr. Kristin Hildenbrand


Dr. Hildenbrand is a Diplom-Psychologist and holds a PhD in Work Psychology. She works as Lecturer at Sheffield University Management School, UK and specialises in leadership, leadership development, change and work-life balance.


Dr. Mel Stiller


Dr. Mel Stiller has a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Barcelona. Dr. Stillers current research interests address both the interchange between queer and terror management theory and death-centred interventions in prejudice based on bodily difference (sexism, racism, ableism).

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Dr. Christiane Holstegge


Dr. Holsstegge is a psychologist and psychotherapist and supports us with her expertise as an examiner. In addition to her work for us, she also has her own psychotherapy practice. Website


Dr. Jan-Peter Brückner


Dr. Jan-Peter Brückner is a psychologist and sports scientist who is passionate about psychophysiological research on nutrition, training and health. He supports our institute as an examiner and lecturer in the fields of psychological medicine and sports psychology.


Dr. Astrid Dirksen


Dr. Dirksen has been working for us for around four years. She’s a fantastic examiner. I hope that I will be able to keep her in our team for many years to come. Warm and committed.


Dr. Kevin Teoh


Dr Teoh is a Chartered Psychologist at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. He is also the Executive Officer of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. His research and practice looks at how workplaces are designed, organised and managed and their impact on worker health.

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Dr. Astrid Rimbach

Lecturer and examiner

Dr. Rimbach is a very experienced lecturer and examiner. She works in business and in universities. Industrial healthcare management is important to her.


Magdalena Schwarzer


Ms. Schwarzer studied Neurocognitive Psychology in Germany and now works as a course leader in the field of Psychology at the Universidad Bolivariana in Chile as well as for us as an examiner. She is young, but is a very tough and straightforward psychologist.


Nikolas Fuchs


Mr. Fuchs assesses examinations in the specialist field of Psychology. He also brings with him experience that he has gained at a German university as a tutor. We are looking forward to welcoming him here.


Melanie Netzer


Melanie Netzer. As a physiotherapist, trauma therapist and psychologist, she impresses me constantly with her clarity and inner structure. She has been working for us since 2014. A huge gain.


Sabine Schreckenthaler


Sabine Schreckenthaler studied psychotherapy sciences at the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna and works for us as an examiner. Welcome to the team.


Dr. Jane Hergert

Lecturer and Examiner

Although Dr Jane Hergert's professional background is in industrial and organisational psychology, her research interests are much broader: she also works on romantic relationships (mate choice, sexual infidelity), diagnostic issues and meta-science.


Dr. Gonçalo Barradas


Dr. Gonçalo Barradas is a registered clinical psychologist (Portugal) with PhD. He is passionate about clinical psychology, dementia rehabilitation and music psychology neurosciences with years of experience working as an assistant lecturer.


Dr. Jan Marten Ihme

Lecturer and Examiner

A psychologist who is researching digitisation and nonetheless has daily battles with his computer. However, he’s a true master when it comes to dominos. He was once a dominos champion.


Dr. Wiebke Käckenmester


Dr. Käckenmester is a psychologist who completed her doctorate in Hamburg and who is an examiner for us. Her dissertation topic (Dopamine Modulation of Individual Differences in Openness to Experience) also fits in well with our examinations.


Dr. Maja Tintor

Lecturer and examiner

Dr. Tintor is an examiner and holds lectures on the topic “academic working” and “APA standards”. During webinars, she carries out oral assessments on the students. She is warm and clear, which is a great mix. With this mindset, she works with our students, who have plenty of life and career experience, also underlining the philosophy of AIHE.


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Sebastian Benne


Being both a lecturer for Social and Personnel Psychology and a Leadership trainer/facilitator, Sebastian Benne takes the psychological theory into practice and combines the best of both worlds. Loves to be on the move - for his clients, with his sons, on the bike or for a good cause.


Stephan Eichler


The trained winegrower, who is also a graduate in Oenology and Psychology as well as a systemic consultant, has been working as an examiner for universities since 2014. And luckily for AIHE, he has worked here too since the beginning of 2020.


Dr. Sylvain Laborde


As a trained organisational psychologist, Dr Laborde advises companies on stress management, emotional intelligence development and team building to create a pleasant working environment based on fulfilling human relationships. As a qualified sports psychologist, he works with athletes and coaches to help them perform at their best under pressure.


Dr. Verena Eichel


Dr. Verena Eichel holds a doctorate in psychology with a focus on work, organizational and business psychology. She has been a lecturer and examiner for us since 2022. www.verena-eichel.de

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Dr. Tina Fischer


Dr. Tina Fischer studied Psychology at the Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands and the Université Pierre Mendès- France in Grenoble, France. Her research interest: social discounting, neuroeconomics & decision neuroscience (fMRI), consumer neuroscience. She is therefore perfect as an examiner.


Dr. Johann Lechner


Dr.med.dent.Dr.(PhD) Johann Lechner has been researching "silent inflammation" in chronic bone marrow defects of the jaw for over 40 years in his practice clinic for Integrative Oral Medicine. The links between these fatty degenerative cytokine dysregulations (FDOK) have clinically proven causal links to immune diseases and cannot be detected by x-ray. His complementary invention of the novel ultrasound sonography of the jawbone, TAU, is available for practical use.


Dr. Maupaté-Steiger


Dr Kerstin Maupaté-Steiger became a doctor of philosophy in the field of media sciences and Germanic linguistics and offers us her support as an examiner. Her original dream career was to be a forester, and now at least two squirrels live in her garden.


Dr. Alexander Diel


Dr Alexander Diel heads the ‘AI and mental health’ working group at the LVR Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy in Essen. He is investigating the benefits, hurdles and acceptance of new media (artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social robots, digital humans) for mental health and their potential applications in psychotherapy.


Pia Bönnemann

Lecturer and examiner

This business psychologist has been working for universities and institutes as a lecturer and examiner for four years. Ms Bönnemann has been working for AIHE since 2019. We are delighted to have her support.


Andreas Heidenreich


Mr. Heidenreich is a sociologist and has worked for me in a permanent position. When he decided to leave to complete a doctorate, I lost an outstanding examiner. This meant that I was all the more pleased that he is now continuing to work for us on a freelance basis.


Dr. Florian Schultz


Dr Schultz studied sports science, psychology and educational science (master's degree) as well as German and sport (teacher training) at the University of Giessen. He has been a research assistant at the Institute of Sports Science at the University of Tübingen since 2008. He completed his doctorate in 2013, for which he was honoured with the German Football Association's Science Award in 2016. Dr Schultz has been a certified sports psychology expert since 2015 and in this role supports athletes from the Stuttgart Olympic Training Centre on their way to the Olympic Games.


Patrik Koncz


Patrik Koncz, a psychologist with a main interest in the research of internet and video game use. During his PhD studies, he is focusing on the risk factors of gaming disorder, with specific focus on comorbid disorders, such as ADHD or depression.

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Leonie Tuengel


The psychologist and fitness economist has two bachelor's degrees and one master's degree and works for us as an examiner. In her private life, she has been playing handball for 12 years (third league). As an examiner, she’s already in the top league.


Marcus Lycke


Motivated by his studies, business and organisational psychologist Marcus Lycke has been acting as an examiner for the Academic Institute since October 2021. As a newcomer from the field of strategy and management consulting, he brings a good eye for quality and attention to detail to his job.


Diana Müller


Diana Müller, a graduate in Psychology, worked at AIHE some years ago as a course manager. She now works for us as an examiner and at the same time is currently busy training as a psychological psychotherapist. At the time, she had a significant involvement in the development of AIHE.


Bettina Knüll


This psychologist likes nothing better than to spend her summer holiday wearing a thick jacket in the Arctic circle – and also keeps a level head even when the project gets complicated. She works for us as an examiner, particularly in Industrial and Organisational Psychology.


Markus Graw


Markus Graw uses his training as an opera singer to bring scientific theories to life. Economics is his hobbyhorse and he uses it to gallop through your exams.


Simon Duncker


Simon Duncker is writing a dissertation in sociology called "The Modern Order of Freedom to Die". In it, he combines an analysis of power according to Michel Foucault with a modern history of the sciences of suicide. He is funded by the Gerda Henkel Foundation and works as an author and editor in Berlin.


Conception + coordination

Dr. Kristina Herber

Director Courses

Dr. Herber leads and takes responsibility for all the courses we offer in collaboration with London Metropolitan University. She stands out with her intelligence, stringency and solution-oriented approach – combined with a great deal of warmth and humour. This is an ideal combination, which benefits students, colleagues and me myself in equal measure.


Erick Ronoh

Course Manager

Mr. Ronoh leads German and English classes as a psychologist and is part of Dr. Herber's team. Intelligent and with a very quick perception, he fits very well into the team. An athletic basketball player...


Wiebke Mehrens

Course Manager

After a very short period of time, psychologist Wiebke Mehrens had already impressed me with her precise work and her ability to know exactly what she wants. She is very structured and organised and for this reason I offered her a very responsible position after a short induction period, and she is doing an outstanding job of fulfilling it.


Anna Friedrichsen

Course Manager

Anna Friedrichsen, a highly intelligent young psychologist, convinces after just a few sentences with her competence, self-assurance and drive. Ms. Friedrichsen expands Ms. Mehrens' team. A great double.


Dr. Heidrun Wagner

Head of quality management and course manager

Dr. Wagner has been working for my company since 2015 in the field of quality management and ISO 9001. She has a very quick mind, is structured and has a witty sense of humour, which often makes us laugh out loud together.


Benita Bohm


Angela Dehn

Head of finance and accounting

Angela Dehn is a pillar of strength at AIHE. For around 9 years, she has been managing everything to do with finances for the Gensel Group. She is highly responsible and extremely precise. I can rely on her 100%. I also appreciate her personality, her loyalty and her English sense of humour that becomes evident when she suddenly comes out with a saying. Special thanks go to her.


Dr. Jiji Philiip

Course manager

Dr. Jiji Philip is the course manager for applied psychology. His professional experience in science and in psychological consulting has led him to AIHE. As an amateur cook of Indian cuisine we are looking forward to great recipe suggestions.


Caroline Berg

Course Manager and conceptionist

Psychologist Caroline Berg is a head of year group and is currently on parental leave. Most recently, her role was in conception.


Isabel Haack


Britta Baghestani

Course Manager

Psychologist Britta Baghestani lived in the USA for 15 years (including in Boston) and worked as a psychotherapist as well as in the field of science and now offers her support to our team and our students as a head of year group. Her analysis is clear and to the point.


Dr. Kahar Abula

Course Manager

Dr. Abula is Uighur and was born and raised in China, studied Sociology and Psychology in Peking and then came to Germany to complete a doctorate. In addition to working as head of year group, Dr Abula supports us by advising Chinese people who are interested in our degree courses.


Dr. Theofanis Tacou

Head of Employment Law degree course

Dr. Tacou is a leading employment lawyer at KPMG. He supports us in the conception of master’s degree courses and further education in the field of employment law and works as a lecturer and examiner. He is a great asset to us, as he is professional, warm and always loyal. Website


Lea Sophie Fetköter

Course Manager and conceptionist

Psychologist Lea Fetköter has been working at AIHE for 7 years. She had a significant involvement in the development of degree courses which are now successfully running. At the time, I gave her greater responsibilities thanks to her professionalism, although she doesn’t know her right from her left and always has a little bag of salt with her. I hope we will have many more years together.


Rebecca Meetz


Nadine Ellwart


Adrian Felske

Course Manager
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Julia Bielefeld

project manager

Monika von Appen


Monika von Appein is an economist and offers welfare support at AIHE. She manages the office together with Amelie von Schkopp. Her Columbian temperament, her commitment, her customer orientation and her willingness to master new challenges every day mean that she is an important team member.


Amelie von Schkopp


Amelie von Schkopp. Her second name: all-rounder. Together with her colleague Monika von Appen, she manages the office from A-Z. She assists all colleagues, knows all processes and takes on demanding projects such as the development of a new CMS. Clever and quick. A great mix.


Prof. Dr. Gerald Kolar

FHWien der WKW

Prof. Dr. Kolar represents FHWien der WKW and he is academic director for all our master’s degree courses. He graduated from the universities of Vienna and Innsbruck with a psychology degree. He lectures at international conferences and has published on the following topics: leadership, performance, team spirit and much more. Collaborating with him gives us great joy.Website


Susanne Jahnke

Research Assistant

Susanne Jahnke tends to work behind the scenes and late at night so that she can answer questions from students in other time zones on a timely basis. She responds directly on my behalf and, after consultation with me, will respond to your enquiries.


Irem Özkan Birgören

Course manager


Yanik Zobel


The psychologist and business psychologist brings everything together when creating the concept for new degree courses. Together with our lecturers, he creates the concept for our lectures and recruits the best experts for our lectures worldwide. The valuable quotation from Lother M. Seiwer suits him well: “Take things slowly when you are in a hurry”. Great.


Prof. Achim Wortmann

Academic director

Prof. Wortmann is a business psychologist and supports Mr Zobel in developing degree courses as well as supporting us in teaching as a lecturer. He is both modest and professional. He is also a linguistic genius.


Dr. Chris Chandler

London Metropolitan University

Dr. Chris Chandler is Head of Psychology at London Met. Chris is a psychobiologist and came to London Met from the Institute of Psychiatry in 1996. The cooperation with him is very cordial, professional and productive. We will develop many more projects together. I often have to laugh about his typical English humour. I love it. Website


Jette Stein


Jette Stein supports Mrs. Dehn in the accounting department. At the moment she is on a relaxing parental leave 😉 with her second child. 


Heike Reimann