Hector Fellow since 2009Prof. Dr. Thomas Elbert
Prof. Dr. Thomas Elbert
Professor for Clinical and Neuropsychology, University of Konstanz
Thomas Elbert is Professor Emeritus for Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Konstanz.
He investigates the consequences of traumatic stress and the psychological genesis of the readiness to use violence and kill. In the laboratory and in conflict areas he explores adaptation and maladaptation of mind, brain and body in reaction to trauma and develops specific therapeutic treatments.
His research is currently supported by the European Research Council (ERC), the DRCongo government and the World Bank. He is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and holds honorary professorships at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda) and the Université Lumiere (Burundi).
His awards include the German Psychology Prize and, together with Maggie Schauer, he was awarded the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Prize for 2016. As a founding member of the non-profit organization vivo international he works to overcome and prevent traumatic stress and its consequences in war zones and of refugees.
Stress & Epigenetics
How fishes contribute to the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
Prof. Dr. Thomas Elbert (University of Konstanz) is a renowned professor of clinical psychology and behavioral neuroscience. He researches the consequences of traumatic stress and the development of human propensity to violence and killing. An interdisciplinary research project by Prof. Dr. Axel Meyer & Prof. Dr. Thomas Elbert.
Clinical Psychology / Behavioral Neuroscience
For that matter we consider changes in the epigenome, in the organization of the brain and in the behavior as well as in the field of cognitive and emotional structures.
These studies are realized in laboratory experiments as well as in conflict and crisis regions.