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Current Positions

01/2013 - present

  Researcher, University of Stockholm, Demography Unit at the Department of Sociology, Sweden.

07/2011 - present

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

Past Positions

07/2011 - 10/2011

 

Research Associate, Vienna Institute of Demography (VID) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

01/2011 - 01/2013

 

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Stockholm, Demography Unit at the Department of Sociology, Sweden.

07/2010 - 08/2010

 

Research Fellow, Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Statistica "G. Parenti", Florence, Italy.

06/2010 - 06/2011

  Visiting Researcher, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Environmental Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden.

10/2009 - 12/2010

 

Research Fellow, University of Stockholm, Demography Unit at the Department of Sociology, Sweden.

Project member of the “Register-based Research on Nordic Demography”, as part of the Swedish Initiative for research on Microdata in the Social and Medical Sciences.

09/2006 - 12/2010

  Ph.D. Candidate, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research and University of Rostock, Germany.

01/2004 - 12/2010

 

Partner in a Demographic Consultant Company, Rostock, Germany.

Conducted population forecasts for regional cities.

07/2007 - 10/2007

 

Assistant of the Deputy Director, Max Planck International Research Network on Aging, Rostock.

Helped Deputy Director Prof. Marc Luy in setting up the MaxNetAging Research school.

12/2003 - 08/2005

 

Student Assistant of the Dean, International Max Planck Research School for Demography, Rostock.

Assisted in carrying out the study “Germany 105+” which collected information on all semi-supercentenarians in Germany. Helped the Dean Dr. Heiner Maier in all administrative matters.

 

Education

2010

 

PhD, Demography, University of Rostock, Germany.

Doctoral Thesis: Death in the Family

Supervisors: Prof. James W. Vaupel, Prof. Gabriele Doblhammer

2006

 

European Research Master, Demography, European Doctoral School for Demography, Rostock, Germany.

Curriculum included doctoral-level courses on: Basic mathematics, Basic statistics, Basic computer programming, Theories of demographic behaviors and changes, Statistical demography, Population data and summary measures, Modelling, Simulation and forecasting, Consequences of demographic changes, and Mathematical demography

2005

 

Diploma, Demography, University of Rostock, Germany.

Specialization in Advanced Methods of Data Analysis and Economic Statistics

Diploma Thesis: The Influence of Season on Survival in Persons Aged 105+ in Germany

Supervisors: Prof. James W. Vaupel, Prof. Reiner Dinkel

Professional Activities

Referee for Journal

 
  • Canadian Studies in Population
  • European Journal of Population
  • Genus - Journal of Population Sciences (3x)
  • Social Science & Medicine
  • Vienna Yearbook of Population Research

Association Member-
ships

 
  • International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP)
  • Population Association of America (PAA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie (DGD) - German Association for Demography
  • European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)