Jennifer Ulrich, M.Sc.


Jennifer Ulrich is a psychologist (M.Sc.) and doctoral candidate at the Kühne Logistics University. In her research, she investigates how different work conditions affect the mental health of leaders (in particular, burnout and depression) and how these negative effects can be avoided. Her doctoral research is supervised by Prof. Niels Van Quaquebeke and Prof. Christian Tröster.

Jennifer Ulrich obtained a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Hamburg in 2014 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Trier in 2011. In her Master’s thesis, she investigated the mental strains leaders of different hierarchical levels are specifically confronted with. Her thesis was supervised by Prof. Dr. Niels Van Quaquebeke.

Since 2011, she has dealt with topics in the field of work and organizational Psychology as a student/graduate assistant at the Kühne Logistics University. As a student assistant, she assisted on a project of the Department of Medical Psychology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf for three months. In 2015, she investigated leadership performance at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg for three months as a graduate assistant of the Department of Performance Management.

To date, the interface of clinical psychology and work & organizational psychology forms Jennifer Ulrich’s research focus.

In 2010 she graduated a research internship at the RespectResearchGroup as part of her bachelor’s program. She remains, since then, closely connected with the group.

As of September 2018, Jennifer Ulrich works as a neuropsychologist in a rehabilitation clinic. Since then, she has taken several supplemental training classes offered by the Society for Neuropsychology (GNP e.V.).

Towards the end of 2014, she completed a one-year basic course in rational-emotive behavior therapy at the German Institute for rational-emotive and cognitive-behavioral therapy e.V.

In the Spring of 2014, she interned in the psycho-diagnostic counseling practice Hamburg-Wandsbek. The practice offered counseling, mediations and attestations for topics relating to work, family, relationships, separation and life changes.

In the Summer of 2011 and in early 2012, Jennifer Ulrich completed an internship at the Schön Klinik Bad Bramstedt, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy.

With an internship at „REBUS Nord“, she gained experience in the field of school psychology in 2012. In Trier, she headed a project of the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. as a volunteer. In this project, young students were given the opportunity to improve their German language skills with the help of a mentor.

Articles in professional journals:

Ulrich, J., Van Quaquebeke, N., Moritz, S. (in preparation). The effect of leaders’ hierarchy level on leader anxiety and depression: A control perspective.

German National Academic Foundation – Ph.D. Fellowship (2015)
Research fellowship of the Kühne Logistics University (2015)
Apollinaire-award of the Robert Bosch Foundation (2008)
In my point of view, people will only be able to reflect on their own behavior, and the behavior of others, in a constructive-critical manner if they do not make the mistake of confusing the acceptance of a human being and its dignity with the acceptance of its actions. Even if they criticize or disapprove of certain behaviors and actions with good cause, they should not make their attitude, as it relates to respect, dependent on this.
In my job as a psychologist and in my work with the Respect Research Group, I hope to carry on this idea and to make a contribution to the ideal that people should always act respectfully towards themselves and others.
If someone achieves a good working result without having acted respectfully either towards themselves (mental health) or towards others (social behavior), this kind of behavior will – in my point of view – be less lasting than a behavior that is committed to serenity, care and the continuous respect towards fellow human beings.
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