Annegret Krause-Utz obtained her Diploma in Psychology at Mannheim University (Germany) in 2007. Afterwards, she worked as a (post)doctoral researcher at the Central Institute of Mental Health (Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy) in Mannheim. In February 2014, she obtained her PhD degree (summa cum laude) at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University and became head of the Research Group ‘Stress and Cognition’ at the Central Institute. She has been trained in Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and worked with patients with different disorders (mainly trauma-related disorders and personality disorders). In 2017, she completed an extra PhD program at Leiden University. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor and is coordinator of the Internal Practical Internship (IPI).
Her research interests are the impact of stress on cognitive functioning (e.g. selective attention, stress-related dissociation, cognitive impulsivity) in trauma-related disorders, focusing mainly on Borderline Personality Disorder and complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Her research combines behavioral, neuropsychological, and psychophysiological methods, as well as neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging).
PhD stipend within the Collaborative Research Grant SFB 636: Learning, Memory and Brain Plasticity: Implications for Psychopathology (Research Grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, 2009-2011)
- Travel grant of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) to the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS, Miami, Florida, invited talk, 2014)
Supervision of PhD candidates (ongoing projects at the Central Institute in Mannheim):
- Sylvia Cackowski (MA Psychology): Anger and Aggression in Borderline Personality Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – does stress matter?
- Julia-Caroline Walther (MA Psychology): The effect of an Emotional Working Memory Training on emotion regulation capacities in Borderline Personality Disorder
Prof. Bernet M. Elzinga (Leiden), Prof. Dr. Christian Schmahl (Mannheim)
- Visiting researcher, collaborator