Prof. Dr. Katja Mierke, Dipl.-Psych. (DE)

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Cologne

Prof. Dr. Katja Mierke, Dipl.-Psych. (DE)

Katja started to work as a trainer and consultant in various contexts of organizational and health psychology parallel to doing her PhD (2002) and was a freelancer for further 5 years.

In 2007, she became full professor at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Cologne, where she enjoys teaching fundamental and applied psychology courses for bachelor and master students until today. Her current research interests include stress and coping, self-care and work-life-balance; communication, group dynamics, diversity management and conflict in teams; as well as joy, self-efficacy, creativity and flow at the workplace. As a sideline activity she continues to offer workshops, coaching and counselling on these and similar issues for organizations in the profit- and non-profit sector, as well as for private clients. Katja has provided scientific articles and conference talks on her research for over 20 years now, and recently co-authored two books on psychic stress at the workplace and on how to deal with it. She loves alternative arts and music, and lives with her two teenage daughters plus a weird cat in Bonn, Germany. For further information, see www.katjamierke.de.