Meet the Team 

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Dr. Shauna Rohner

Postdoctoral Researcher (University of Zurich)

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Shauna Rohner is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, Department of Psychology, at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Her research interests focus on trauma, resilience, and the psychological, biological, social, and environmental aspects of health and ageing processes. With a background in health and clinical psychology, she has worked in a number of research institutes, both in Switzerland and internationally. Her previous positions have included research assistant, scientific collaborator, and project officer; encompassing research on stress, adversity, health, and ageing processes. Her current project focuses on experiences of early adversity and trauma, resilience, and adaptive development later in life.

E-Mail: shauna.rohner@uzh.ch

Dr. Rahel Bachem

Post Doctoral Group Leader and Clinical Psychologist (University of Zurich)

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Rahel Bachem is working at the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, University of Zurich. Her research focuses on the systematic impact of traumatic experiences on survivors and their families. She currently investigates trauma among refugee communities and explores the social and interpersonal factors involved in the transmission of posttraumatic sequala. She further explores cultural differences in the manifestation of stress response syndromes in the general population as well as culture-specific coping styles.

E-Mail: r.bachem@psychologie.uzh.ch

David Eberle, MSc

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PhD Student (University of Zurich)

David is a doctoral research assistant at the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich. He completed his Bachelor and Master in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bern. David's research interests focus on transdiagnostic similarities and differences in stress-related disorders (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Prolonged Grief Disorder). Furthermore, David works as a clinical psychologist in an outpatient clinic and teaches at the University of Zurich.

E-Mail: d.eberle@psychologie.uzh.ch

Christine Dworschak, MSc

PhD Student (University of Zurich)

Christine Dworschak is a doctoral student in the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Her research interests focus on psychological risk factors for mental disorders as well as on internet-based interventions. In her current project, she is developing an internet-based intervention for alleviating loneliness in older adults. 

E-Mail: christine.dworschak@uzh.ch

Julia Overlack, BSc

Master Student (University of Zurich)

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Julia Overlack is a Master's student of Psychology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She is currently also working as an intern in stress research. Julia's interests include stress interventions, quality of life, social relationships and health, as well as culture and mental health.

E-Mail: julia.overlack@uzh.ch

Keegan Evangelista

Bachelor Student (University of Zurich)

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Keegan Evangelista is a bachelor student in psychology who has worked on several projects at the Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich. His primary interests include quantitative and qualitative methods. 

E-Mail: keegan.evangelista@uzh.ch

Dr. Clare Killikelly

Post Doctoral Group Leader and Clinical Psychologist (University of Zurich)

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Clare Killikelly is working at the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, University of Zurich. Her research group examines the clinical utility and global applicability of the new ICD-11 Prolonged Grief Disorder. Along with establishing the validity of the new symptom criteria in international contexts, her research seeks to better understand the nature of suffering and distress in different communities in order to develop accessible and culturally informed assessments and interventions.

E-Mail: c.killikelly@psychologie.uzh.ch

Anaïs Aeschlimann, MSc

PhD Student (University of Zurich)

Anaïs Aeschlimann is a doctoral student in the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, Department of Psychology, at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Her research interests focus on cultural clinical psychology, e-mental health, the mental health of migrants and refugees, as well as prolonged grief disorder (PGD). 

E-Mail: a.aeschlimann@psychologie.uzh.ch

Sandra Rossi, MSc

PhD Student (University of Zurich)

Sandra Rossi is a doctoral student in the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, Department of Psychology, at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. Her research focuses on older adults and metaphors of trauma in this age group. Regarding older adults as a cultural group that experiences, understands, and communicates suffering distinctly from other cultural groups, her project is approached with an ethnopsychological rather than a gerontological perspective. 

E-Mail: s.rossi@psychologie.uzh.ch

Melanie Fink, BSc

Master Student (University of Zurich)

Melanie Fink is studying Psychology at the University of Zurich. She is a member of the study recruitment team at the Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention and also works for the congress organising committee at the CCP-YRN. Her research interests focus on stress related disorders, resilience and mindfulness interventions. 

E-Mail: melanie.fink@uzh.ch

Maya Deniz Yilmaz

Bachelor Student (University of Zurich)

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Maya Deniz Yilmaz is a bachelor student in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at the University of Zurich. She is currently doing a research internship at the Department of Psychology, Division of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention of the University of Zurich. Her research interests include cultural clinical psychology and immigration.

E-Mail: maya.deniz.yilmaz@uzh.ch

Our Affiliated Members

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Maercker (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Quack (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Prof. Dr. Johannes Ullrich (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Prof. Dr. Tania Zittoun (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

  • Prof Dr. Eva Heim (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • PD Dr. Myriam Thoma (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Dr. Amber Gayle Thalmayer (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Dr. Chris Meritt (Kings College London, England)

  • Dr. Ulrike Von Lersner "(Practice for Psychotherapy Berlin, Germany)"

  • Dr. Naser Morina (University Hospital Zurich & University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Dr. Mareike Augsburger (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Dr. Yulia Chentsova (Georgetown University, USA)

  • Dr. Nikolaj Kiselev "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

  • Dr. Naser Morina (University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Carmen Mertlitsch, Sen. Scientist Mag. (Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria)​

  • Viviane Pfluger, PhD Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Celestin Mutuyimana, PhD Student "(University of Rwanda, Rwanda)"

  • ​​Edvaldo Begotaraj, PhD Student (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy)

  • Islam H. Borinca, PhD Student (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Edona Maloku, PhD Student (Utrecht University, The Netherlands; RIT, Kosovo)

  • Makiko Iguchi, PhD Student (University of Sophia, Tokyo)

  • Roman Palitsky, PhD Student (University of Arizona, USA)

  • Isaac Young, PhD Student (University of Arizona, USA)​

  • Da'Mere Wilson, PhD Student (University of Arizona, USA)

  • Krystal Jovel, PhD Student (University of Arizona, USA)

  • Carla Eising, PhD Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Viviane Pfluger, PhD Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Liridona Kameri, PhD Student (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Julia Carolina Spaaij, PhD Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Edvaldo Begotaraj, PhD Student (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)

  • Livia Sacchi, PhD Student (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • Clodagh Cogley, MSc (University College Dublin, Ireland)

  • Mariia Merzhvynska, MSc (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Penelope Adams, Master Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Aileen Salas, Master Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Jesse Michel, Master Student (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Tiffany Abish

  • Sulltana Aliaj (University of Tirana, Albania)

  • Hatun Aycik (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

  • Renisa Beqiri (University of Tirana, Albania)

  • Christine Berger (University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Islam Borinca (University of Geneva, Switzerland)

  • Katharina Buchtler (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

  • Gian Carlo (University of Zurich)

  • Tenzin Dotschung (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Flavia Eigenmann (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Felicitas Forrer (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

  • Adam Gashi (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

  • Nathalie Golec "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

  • Maria Karger "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

  • Jan-Philip Knirsch (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

  • Christian Lönneker "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

  • Sumejja Medii (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Simone Munsch (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

  • Albulena Musa "(UPD Bern, Switzerland)"

  • Stefan Rohner "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

  • Prof. Andrew Ryder (Concordia University, Canada)

  • Corina Salis Gross "(University of Bern, Switzerland)"

  • "Olga Schaile (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)"

  • Dino Semadeni "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)" "McGill"

  • Tina Tanner "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

  • Justyna Zajac "(University of Zurich, Switzerland)"

Interested in joining our growing network of young researchers?

Do not hesitate to contact us via the online form (link above), or directly via e-mail on ccpyrn@gmail.com. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and indicate your research discipline and research institution.

You will be regularly informed by e-mail about activities and upcoming events.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you at one of our events!

CCP-YRN Team