With a background in sociology, media communication and cultural anthropology, I study how humans, society and technology interact with each other. Currently I’m head of a Research Group at Chemnitz University of Technology and principal investigator in three more research projects, one of which is focussing on alternative applications for healthcare robotics.

As a graduate student, I began to establish interdisciplinary ties with colleagues from other fields. Today, I’m part of a broad interdisciplinary network with fellow researchers and practitioners from Media and Communication, Human-Machine Interaction, Sociology, Media Informatics, Design, Science and Technology Studies and Sociogerontology.

Following my PhD, I joined a research group with focus on integrating users in designing the Internet of Things. In this group, I focussed on the methodologies of „Living Labs“ and Co-Design and conducted several field phases in Chemnitz and Leipzig. In 2018, I received a grant by the German ministry of education and research (BMBF) to establish a „CityLab“ in Chemnitz.

In 2019, I co-founded the „Network for Integrated Research“, which is part of the German federal High Tech Strategy. As an advocate for transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, I try to sensitize research policy and public funders for the chances and challenges of integrating people in technology development.