Christina Meier

Personal details

Email:

cm374@exeter.ac.uk

Education

2011-present:

University of Exeter, UK

PhD Psychology
Currently, I am working towards a PhD on Associative Learning in Executive Control Paradigms.

2010-2011:

University of Exeter, UK

MSc Animal Behaviour
For my achievements on the programme, I was awarded the Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Academic Performance.

2007-2010:

University of Magdeburg, Germany

BSc Psychology
The School of Psychology at one of Germany's leading universities in cognitive sciences focusses on giving students a profound understanding of statistical and experimental methods used within the discipline.

 

Professional/research experience

October 2011 - present:

Animal Cognition (Springer)

Editorial Assistant


August 2011 - September 2011:

Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, Department of Education and Psychology (Psychological Assessment and Differential and Personality Psychology), Germany

Research Intern

Principal Duties:

Video analysis and data entry; maintenance of data management software.

October 2010 - August 2011:

University of Exeter, UK

Research Apprentice

Principal Duties:

Generating research questions and hypotheses; reviewing literature; designing, preparing and conducting behavioural studies.

April 2010 - July 2010:

University of Magdeburg, Germany

Research Assistant

Principal Duties:

Collecting data for a validation study on the MTSI (Magdeburg Test of Social Intelligence); conducting 6-hour testing sessions; preparing data for quantitative analysis.

October 2009 - March 2010:

University of Magdeburg, Germany

Teaching Assistant

Test Theory and Test Construction in Psychological Research


Principal Duties:


Planning and teaching sessions on computer-based data analysis (including Analysis of Variance, Linear and Multiple Regression, Principal Component Analysis, Principal Axis Factor Analysis, Multi-Trait-Multi-Method Analysis), construction of questionnaires, assessment of quality criteria, Classical Test Theory and Item Response Theory.

Aimed at second-year and third-year psychology students, the tutorial was delivered in weekly 2- to 3-hour sessions.


July 2009 - September 2009:

Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Wolfgang Koehler Primate Research Centre, Germany

Research Intern

Principal Duties:

Assisting in experimental studies with great apes; preparing test rooms and arranging test equipment; ensuring the animals' occupation and safety between tests; conducting independent observational studies (voice recording and activity measurements).

March 2009 - July 2009:

Centre for Neuroscientific Innovation and Technology (ZENIT), Germany

Research Assistant

Principal Duties:

Assisting in an EEG study concerning the effects of deliberately suppressing one's thoughts on memory; maintaining correspondence with test subjects, e.g. arranging testing dates or informing about the purpose and the procedure of the study; setting up experiments, e.g. adjusting EEG caps.

 

CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications

2013-present:

German Society for Cognitive Science (Gesellschaft fuer Kognitionswissenschaft eV)

Additionally, I was awarded a student travel grant by GK to attend the Cognitive Science Conference 2013.

2012-present:

Association for Psychological Science

2011-present:

Comparative Cognition Society

2010-2011:

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

Additionally, I was awarded a student travel grant by ASAB to attend the Physical Cognition and Problem-Solving Workshop 2012 in Birmingham.

2010-present:

Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG)