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Curriculum vitae


  • Affiliate
    Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria)
    since 7/2020
  • Owner/CEO
    Biosocial Science Information, Biedermannsdorf (Austria)
    since 3/2019
  • Guest Scientist
    Department of Behavioral Ecology, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Research Fellow, Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK), Institute for Advanced Study (Germany)
  • Heisenberg Fellow, German Science Foundation (DFG)
    Institute of Psychology and Courant Research Center ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Emmy Noether Research Group, German Science Foundation (DFG)
    Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology, Institute of Zoology & Anthropology and Courant Research Center ‘Evolution of Social Behavior’, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Scientist (Post-Doc)
    Department of Sociobiology/Anthropology, Institute for Zoology & Anthropology, University of Göttingen (Germany)
  • Scientist (Post-Doc)
    Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology, c/o Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • PhD (Natural Sciences)
    Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Diploma (Biology)
    Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna (Austria)
  • Studies in Biology/Anthropology and Psychology
    University of Vienna (Austria)
  • born July 4, 1973 in Mödling (Austria)



  • Talks: 58 (as presenter: 47, invited: 29)
  • Posters: 31

Funding and awards

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Heisenberg Programm
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Emmy Noether Programm
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, International Cooperation
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Project Grant
  • Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition, Project/Travel Grants
  • Stiftungsrat der Universität Göttingen, Award
  • Courant Research Centre Evolution of Social Behavior
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Travel Grant
  • The Procter & Gamble Company, Project Grant
  • Österreichische Nationalbank, Jubiläumsfonds
  • Theodor Körner Fonds for Science & Art, Award
  • Zdenek Klein Award, Charles University, Prague
  • State of Lower Austria, Award
  • Universität Wien, Scholarship

Professional affiliations

  • Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES)
  • Polish Society for Human and Evolution Studies (PTNCE)

Professional service

Editorial duties

  • Co-Editor: Evolutionary Psychology (since 2012)
  • Associate Editor: Early Human Development (since 2023)
  • Associate Editor: Personality & Individual Differences (2008-2020)
  • Academic Editor: PLoS ONE (2013-2015)
  • Editorial Board: Evolutionary Psychological Science (since 2014), International Journal of Cosmetic Science (since 2009), Istanbul Anthropological Review (since 2021), Personality & Individual Differences (since 2020)
  • Review Board: Evolution and Human Behavior (since 2024)



  • Refereed Grant Applications
    NSF (National Science Foundation, USA), DFG (German Research Foundation, GER), ERC (European Research Council), BBSRC (Biological Sciences Research Council, UK), ESRC (Economic & Social Research Council, UK), FWO (The Research Foundation – Flanders, NL), GACR (Czech Science Foundation, CZ), APVV (Slovak Research and Development Agency, SK)
  • Ad-hoc referee (journals)
    Acta ethologica, American Journal of Human Biology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Animal Behavior, Annals of Human Biology, Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, Behavioral Ecology, Biological Psychology, Biology Letters, Brain & Cognition, British Journal of Psychology, Clinical Anatomy, Collegium Anthropologicum, Current Anthropology, Early Human Development, European Journal of Social Psychology, Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Evolutionary Psychology, Evolution & Human Behavior, Frontiers in Psychology, Hormones and Behavior, Human Nature, Human Reproduction, i-Perception, Inquiry, International Journal of Cosmetic Science, International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Medicine, International Journal of Primatology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Comparative Psychology, Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Individual Differences, Journal of Research in Personality, Journal of Sex Research, Laterality, Journal of European Academy of Dermatology Venereology, Neuroendocrinology Letters, Neuropsychologia, Perception, Perceptual & Motor Skills, Personality & Individual Differences, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Physiology and Behavior, PLoS ONE, PNAS, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, Psychoneuroendocrinology, Psychophysiology, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, Przeglad Antropologiczny – Anthropological Review, Psychological Science, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Scientific Reports, Skin Research and Technology, The Anatomical Record, The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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