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Prof. Dr. Tobias Hecker

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2. Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence / Institutsmitglied

Gruppenleitung Emmy Noether Nachwuchsgruppe (DFG)

E-Mail
tobias.hecker@uni-bielefeld.de  
Phone
+49 521 106-3105  
Fax
+49 521 106- 6415 
Office
Gebäude X E1-282 Locations Map

Curriculum Vitae

Career

  • 10/2023 Deputy Scientific Director, Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict and Violence Research, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 10/2023 Professor (full) of Clinical Psychology & Violence Research, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 08/2020 Emmy-Noether Junior Research Group Leader, Institute for Interdisciplinary Conflict and Violence Research & Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 01/2021 – 09/2023 Assistant Professor of Clinical Developmental Psychopathology, Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 11/2016 – 07/2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Psychology, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • 01/2015 – 12/2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow and subdivision leader Consequences of trauma and violence at the Department of Psychology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2013 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), University of Konstanz, Germany, Degree: summa cum laude
  • 04/2011 – 12/2014 Scientific associate at the Department of Psychology and at the Center of Excellence for Psychotraumatology, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 2011 Diploma (MSc) in Psychology at the Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany,

Clinical Education

  • 2020 Licensed to practice psychotherapy with children and adolescents
  • 2019 Licensed to practice psychotherapy with adult)

Awards and Honors

  • 2023 Offered Full Professorship (W3) for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, Germany (declined)
  • 2022 Offered Full Professorship (W3) for Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy at the University of Mannheim, Germany (declined)
  • 2021 – 2023 Membership in the Junge Kolleg of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Science and the Arts
  • 2020 Admission to the Emmy Noether Program of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 2019/2020 Postdoctoral Fellow of the Daimler and Benz Foundation
  • 2019 Offered Junior Professorship (Assistant Professorship) for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology at the University of Witten-Herdecke, Germany (declined)
  • 2018 Nomination for the academics-Nachwuchspreis 2018: Young Scientist of the Year (Top-10 Position)
  • 2017 DeGPT Advancement Award of the Falk-von-Reichenbach Foundation and the German-Speaking Society of Psychotraumatology
  • 2014 Poster award at the DGPPN, Berlin for the study: Child maltreatment, mental health, and modifications in the DNA methylation in the HPA axis: a study with children in Tanzania

Current research topics

  • Violence against children: global prevalence, drivers, consequences, and prevention
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Psychological trauma and trauma-related disorders
  • Mental health in conflict and crisis regions
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