Diploma in Psychology, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1990. Doctor of Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1996.
Research assistant Max-Planck Institute Psychiatry, Munich, 1989-1990. Research assistant department gastroenterology Heinrich-Heine University, 1990. Research fello Johns Hopkins University School Medicine, Baltimore, 1990-1991.
Research associate department psychology Heinrich-Heine University, 1991-1995. Postdoctoral fellow department medical psychology Rheinisch Westfalische Technology Hochschule-Aachen University Hospital, Germany, 1995-1996. Assistant professor department psychology Heinrich-Heine University, since 1996.
Consultant academy student exchange program Biopsychology Dusseldorf, since 1995.
President Committee Against Discrimination of Foreigners, Heiligenhaus, Germany, 1982-1986. Member German Society Psychology, German Society Medical Psychology.