Scientific Activities

  • Member of an expert group of the German Research Association (DFG) for the development of evaluation criteria for qualitative research.
  • Advisor for the German Ministry of Science and Education (research program on nursing research), head of an international reviewer panel; advisor for Swiss National Science Foundation (research program on social integration and social exclusion, centers of excellence); reviewer for Research Fund of National Bank of Austria and Austrian Academy of Sciences, for Austrian Science Foundation and for Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung für Wissenschaftsförderung, Germany.
  • Member of evaluation board for system evaluations of 4 German research institutions of “Blaue Liste” (for German Ministry for Research, Deutscher Wissenschaftsrat).
  • Reviewer for several journals (Learning and Instruction; Social Indicators Research; Behavioral Medicine; Qualitative Research in Psychology; Educational Psychology; Teaching and Teacher Education; Anxiety, Stress and Coping; Journal of Positive Psychology; Journal of European Psychology Students; Diagnostica; Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift; Zeitschrift für Gerontopsychologie und –psychiatrie; Umweltpsychologie; Zeitschrift für Gerontologie; Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie; Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Evaluation; Zeitschrift für Qualitative Forschung; Zeitschrift für Bildungsforschung; Journal für Psychologie; Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht; Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift; Schweizer Zeitschrift für Soziologie)
  • Scientific board of “Forum: Qualitative Social Research” and editorial board of “Journal of Happiness Studies” (Impact 2,1) and of “Psychology and Health” (Impact 1,6) and „Journal of European Psychology Students“
  • Scientific board of Institute for Qualitative Research Berlin, Germany
  • President of the Association for Evaluation DeGEval (Mainz, Germany)
  • Member of European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction EARLI, German Society for Psychology DGPs, German Society for Education DGfE, German Society for Gerontology DGG, Society for Evaluation DeGEval, Austrian Society for Psychology OEGP, International Association for Qualitative Research in Psychology
  • Honorary member of North Carolina Association for Research in Education at American Educational Research Association AERA