Professional Experience

  • since 2018: lecturer at the University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2015-2018: lecturer at the University of Trier, Germany
  • 2010-2014: leader of research project „Sedimentology of coastal chevron deposits – tsunamigenic versus aeolian origin” funded through DFG-grant SP 1298/1-1,2
  • 2010: UNESCO post-event survey on the sediments of the 27.02.2010 tsunami in Central Chile


  • 2006-2009: PhD at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany
  • 2007-2009: funding through DFG-project BA 1011/32-1 "The late tertiary and quaternary onshore tsunami archives of Northern Chile and Southern Peru"
  • 2006: UNESCO post-event survey on the sediments of the 17.07.2006 tsunami in Southern Java
  • 2006: fieldwork on the Netherlands Anitlles (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao) funded by a DAAD-short term scholarship for PhD-students
  • 1999-2005: student of earth sciences at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany; diploma in Geosciences
  • 2004-2005: diploma thesis "Sedimentology and facies analysis of the Ordovician San José and Sandia Formations in the Sandia region, Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru"; fieldwork in Peru and Bolivia
  • 2001-2002: participant in the study abroad program at the department of earth sciences at the James Cook University in Queensland, Australia


  • since 2020: Editorial board of the "ZDGG – Journal of Applied and Regional Geology”, Schweizerbart Science Publishers
  • since January 2020: external expert for the sedimentology and stratigraphy of NW-Switzerland (Eidgenössisches Nuklearsicherheitsinspektorat, ENSI)
  • since January 2019: member of the UNESCO expert panel for tsunami hazard in the Lesser Antilles
  • since October 2015: member of the advisory committee of the DGGV (Deutsche Geologische Gesellschaft - Geol. Vereinigung e. V.)
  • since October 2015: member of the initiative group within the German section "Sedimentologie" (SEPM-CES)
  • reviewer for international journals and research proposals: e.g. Coral Reefs; Earth-Science Reviews; Earth Observatory of Singapore internal reviews; Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; Geo-Marine Letters; Geological Society London Special Publications; Geological survey Ireland; Geomorphology; German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG); International Journal of Earth Sciences; Israel Science Foundation; Journal of Coastal Research; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering; Journal of Sedimentary Research; Journal of Quaternary Science; Marine Geology; Natural Hazards; Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences; Naturwissenschaften; Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Quaternary International; Science Advances; Sedimentary Geology; USGS internal reviews; Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, various book chapters
  • 2014-2016: co-editor “Tsunamis and earthquakes in coastal environments – significance and restoration” (eds.: Santiago-Fandiño, V.C., Spiske, M., Tanaka, H.); published within the Springer book series
  • 2005-2014: chairwoman „Münstersche Forschungen zur Geologie und Paläontologie“


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