Dr Jana Uher       



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Curriculum vitae  

Dr Jana Uher - Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Research
PhD DiplPsych (BSc, MSc, MRes, MRes) CPsychol FHEA AFBPsS

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Research interests

Transdisciplinary research, theoretical transdisciplinarity
Complexity theories, systems theories, chaos theory, cybernetics, dialectical thinking
Philosophy of science: Ontology, epistemology, metatheory, methodology and methods
Measurement, quantification, psychometrics, metrology, judgement and assessment
Individual-specificity: Personality and individual differences
Developmental, cognitive and cultural psychology
Social, organisational and occupational psychology
Comparative and evolutionary psychology
Contextualised behavioural research, ethology, behavioural biology
Computerized and video-based techniques of behavioural coding and analysis
Children and adults of different socio-cultural backgrounds
Primates, especially the great apes, capuchins and macaques

Professional experiences

I am Associate Professor of Transdisciplinary Research, working at the School of Human Sciences, University of Greenwich. I have been a Senior Research Fellow and Marie Curie Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). 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). 

My research career started at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVAN) in Leipzig, where I conducted research at the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center (WKPRC). 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. I have also been a Lecturer and Researcher at Humboldt-University of Berlin as well as a Lecturer at Free University Berlin.

Moreover, I have been working in Human Resources Management where I led a Management Development project in the U.K. headquarters and two plants of Howco, an international steel-working company. I also worked in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) research, amongst others in a software usability project of Daimler Chrysler.



2019 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
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, MSc, MRes, MRes equivalent) in Psychology (Dipl Psych), 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

Competitive Research Funding, Institute for Lifecourse Development (2024)
Vice Chancellors Scholarship, University of Greenwich (2018-2021)
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

Inspirational Teaching Award, Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), Nominee, Students Union, University of Greenwich (2021)
Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), Shortlisted Nominee, Students Union, University of Greenwich (2019)
Highly Commended Supervisor of the Year Award, Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs), Students Union, University of Greenwich (2018)
Prize for Excellent Teaching, Shortlisted Nominee, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Free University Berlin (2012)
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)


Editorial activities  [Web of Science] - 58 papers edited (04/2024)

Frontiers in Psychology: Developmental Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Positive Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Quantitative Psychology and Measurement
Frontiers in Psychology: Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Journal of Comparative Psychology (APA)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 
Quality & Quantity. International Journal of Methodology
SAGE Open - Social Sciences


Scientific reviewing  [Web of Science] - 133 reviews (11/2023)

For Journals

Acta Psychopathologica
Annals of Behavioural Science
Animal Behaviour
American Institute of Mathematical Sciences: Neuroscience
American Journal of Primatology
Behavior Research Methods
Behavioral Ecology
Behavioral Sciences
Biology Letters
Biology & Philosophy
Biological Reviews
Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
Culture and Psychology
Current Issues in Personality Psychology
Environmental Values
European Journal for Philosophy of Science
European Journal of Personality
Frontiers in Education: Educational Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Comparative Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Personality and Social Psychology
Frontiers in Psychology: Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
Information Society
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
International Journal of Primatology
Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour
Journal of Comparative Psychology
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
Journal of Ethology
Journal of Intelligence
Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research
Nature - Scientific Reports
Naturwissenschaften - The Science of Nature
New Ideas in Psychology
Oikos - Synthesising Ecology
Personality Science
Personality and Individual Differences
Quality & Quantity. International Journal of Methodology
Proceedings of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences
Royal Society - Open Science
Social and Political Sciences Journal
The Science of Nature
Theoretical Economics Letters
Theory & Psychology
Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Journal
Zeitschrift für Sexualforschung

For Funding Agencies

Dutch Research Council (NWO)
European Research Council (ERC):
     ERC Synergy Grants
Research Councils UK (RCUK): 
     Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
     Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI):
     Funding Service
     Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) scheme
Swiss National Science Froundation (SNF)
The Leakey Foundation

For Book Editors

Oxford University Press
Social Science Books, Emerald Group Publishing 


External Examination of Dissertations and Theses  

Center for Philosophy of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Greenwich
Social Psychology, London School of Economics and Political Science
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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