Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

  • 09/2013 - 12/2017 Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
  • 11/2006 – 08/2013: Research and Teaching Assistant (before 07/2007 Student Assistant), Institute of Development and Agricultural Economics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
  • 08/2005 - 09/2006: Student Assistant, Centre for Business Management and Applied Research in Horticulture, Germany


  • PhD in Economics, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (2012)
    Doctoral thesis: “Research on vulnerability to poverty: a village case study from Thailand”
  • Diploma in Economics and Business Administration, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany (2007)
    Diploma thesis: “Theoretical and empirical requirements to measure vulnerability to poverty”
  • Erasmus at School of Geographical Science and School of Economics, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, England (2004/05)

Main Research Areas

  • Poverty, vulnerability and rural development
  • Migration and the rural-urban transformation
  • Social networks
  • Food security

Field Experiences and Project Management

  • Team leader for the research project “Impact of shocks on the vulnerability to poverty: Consequences for development of emerging Southeast Asian economies” (DFG Research Unit FOR 756; see Responsible for coordination and implementation of surveys of 2200 rural households in Thailand (Time on site; 2 months in both 2008 & 2011)
  • Led part in the planning, organisation and implementation of a panel village census in Phetchabun province including household, migrant and social network surveys elsewhere in Thailand (Time on site; 2 months in both 2008 & 2009)

Teaching Experience

  • Planning and Evaluation of Development Projects (Winter term 2009/10, 2010/11 & 2012/13)
  • Global Food Security (Summer term 2010 & 2013)
  • Environmental Economics of Developing Countries (Summer term 2013)
  • Tutorial supplementing the lecture Economics of Development and Environment (Summer term 2007)

Publication Record

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