Dr Jana Uher       



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Curriculum vitae  

Dr Jana Uher PhD DiplPsych CPsychol AFBPsS PGCertHE AFHEA

Research interests

Research on individual differences and personality
Social and organisational psychology
Developmental, cognitive and cultural psychology
Comparative and evolutionary psychology
Contextualised behavioural research, ethology, behavioural biology
Computerized and video-based techniques of behavioural measurement 
Philosophy of science, metatheory, methodology and methods
Complexity theory, chaos theory, dynamic systems theory, synergetics
Quantification, metrology, measurement and assessment
Transdisciplinary research approaches
Children and adults of different socio-cultural backgrounds
Primates, especially great apes, capuchins and macaques

Professional experiences

Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich. I have been a Senior Researcher and Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science (formerly Social Psychology). I received my PhD with the highest distinction from the Free University Berlin, where I founded and headed the research group Comparative Differential and Personality Psychology, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). 

I have been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy (ISTC-CNR) in Rome and conducted research projects in the Netherlands, among them at Utrecht University. In addition, I was a Lecturer at Free University Berlin’s Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology; Department of Psychological Assessment, Differential and Personality Psychology, and Psychological Intervention.

My research career started at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVAN), Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology, and the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center (WKPRC) in Leipzig. Thereafter, I was a Lecturer and Researcher at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Department of Personality Psychology.

I worked in Human Resources Management where I led a Management Development project in the U.K. headquarters and plants of an international steel-working company. I have also been working in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) research, amongst others in a software usability project of the Department of Engineering Psychology, Humboldt-University of Berlin and Daimler Chrysler AG, Germany.



2017 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)
  Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCertHE), London School of Economics and Political Science
2016 Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
  Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
2009      PhD (Dr Phil) in Psychology, Free University Berlin
Completed with Summa cum laude (Highest distinction)
2005    Diploma (BSc + 3-year MSc equivalent) in Psychology (DiplPsych), Humboldt University Berlin. Awarded with Highest distinction and two Prizes for the Best Diploma Thesis 
2003 Trainer of Communication, Soft Skills and Groups, artop, Co-Institute at the Humboldt University of Berlin


Grants and Scholarships

Marie Curie Research Fellowship, European Commission (2015-2017, awarded 2013)
Research grant (2010-2013), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG 
Postdoctoral research grant (2009-2010), Free University Berlin
Research Scholarship (2007), Humboldt University Berlin
European Association of Personality Psychology EAPP, Travel grants (2008, 2010)
Humboldt University Berlin, Travel grants (2006, 2007)


Awards and Prizes

Selected participant of the ProFiL-Program for the Advancement of Junior Leaders in Science, funded by the Berlin Universities and the European Social Fund (2009-2010)

First Prize for outstanding oral presentations in the IPS student competition at the XXII Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (2008)

Award for the Best Diploma Thesis on Personality of the Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnostics Section of the German Psychological Association (DGPs) in 2005-2006; Vienna, Austria (2007)
Award for the Best Diploma Thesis of the year 2006 at the Psychological Institute, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (2007)


Professional Memberships

British Psychological Society (BPS)
British Society for the Psychology of Individual Differences (BSPID)
Primate Society of Great Britain (PSGB)
Society for Ambulatory Assessment (SAA)
Société Française de Psychologie (SFP)
Social Psychology Network (SPN)



Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Guest-Editor)


Scientific reviewing

For Journals

Acta Psychopathologica
Annals of Behavioural Science
Animal Behaviour
American Institute of Mathematical Sciences: Neuroscience
American Journal of Primatology
Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Sciences
Biology Letters
Biology Reviews
Culture and Psychology
Current Issues in Personality Psychology
eLife Sciences
European Journal of Personality
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
International Journal of Primatology
Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour
Journal of Comparative Psychology
Journal of Ethology
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research
Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature
Oikos - Synthesising Ecology
Personality and Individual Differences
Proceedings of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences
Royal Society - Open Science
Social and Political Sciences Journal
Theoretical Economics Letters
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Journal
Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung

For Funding Agencies

Research Councils UK (RCUK): 
  Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
  Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Swiss National Science Froundation (SNF)
The Leakey Foundation

For Book Editors

Social Science Books, Emerald Group Publishing 


External Examination of Dissertations and Theses

Social Psychology, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, Tallinn University, Estonia
Languages of Emotion, Cluster of Excellence, Free University Berlin
Neurobiology and Behaviour, Free University Berlin
Development and Culture, Psychology Department, University Osnabrück 
General Psychology, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main




























































































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