PD Dr. Alexandra Michel

Foto - Dr. Alexandra Michel

Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal Profile:

High performance both as an academic in work and organisational psychology and as a human resource manager including personnel and executive development, coaching and training as well as change management.

 

Professional Experience:

Academic at the Department of Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Strategy and Communication Manager, Rector's office at Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany (May 2005 to September 2007)

Honorary coach, Psychotherapeutic Student Counselling Office, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany (January 2007 to March 2008)

Human Resources Manager, Health Insurance Company, Germany (August 2002 to April 2005)

Trainee Human Resources, Health Insurance Company, Germany (April 2001 to July 2002)

Diploma in Psychology University of Marburg, Psychology Department, Marburg,
Germany (May 2000)

Undergraduate scholarship for Psychology with focus on group processes and communication University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland (September 1996 to June 1997)

 

Professional Activities:

Qualifications

  • Systemic and solution-focused therapist and counsellor, certificate from the Systemic Society [Systemische Gesellschaft (SG)], Germany
  • Systemic consultant, certificate from the Institute of Systemic Consulting Wiesloch, Germany

Memberships

  • Full member of the German Society of Psychology, Sections of Work and Organizational Psychology and Health Psychology [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Fachgruppen Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie und Gesundheitspsychologie (DGPs)], Germany
  • Full member of the Association for Psychological Science (aps), USA
  • Full member of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
  • Full Member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Member of the International Change & Improvement Leadership Network (ICILN)
  • Requirements fulfilled for a membership at the German Psychology Association [Berufsverband Deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen (BDP)], Germany
  • Requirements fulfilled for a membership at the Systemic Society [Systemische Gesellschaft (SG)], Germany

Ad hoc Reviewer:

  • European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Applied Psychology: An International Review
  • Journal of Change Management
  • Journal of Personnel Psychology
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM)
  • Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (SIOP)

Editorial Board Member:

  • Journal of Change Management
  • Organisationsberatung, Supervision, Coaching (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat)

 


Research Interests and Projects:

  1. Prevention and health promotion

  2. Coaching

  3. Changes in organizations

Research grants:

2013

  • Project: Development and evaluation of a coaching program promoting self-regulation, well-being, and health during retirement transition, sponsored by the excellence initiative II - Innovation fond "FRONTIER" of the university of Heidelberg, Applicant: Michel, Funding Period: April 2013 to March 2015, Amount: 72.708 Euro
  • Project: Analysis of Psychological Stress and Strain in the Steal Industry at ArcelorMittal Duisburg Long Carbon Europe, funded by ArcelorMittal Ruhrort GmbH; Applicants: Michel & Sonntag, Funding Period 2013, Amount: 105.525 Euro

2012

  • Small Group Meeting: Resource-oriented interventions at work: Designing and evaluating interventions to promote well-being and performance. Small group meeting funded by the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology; Applicants: Michel, O’Shea & Hoppe, Date 15.-17.07.2013 at the IWH in Heidelberg, Amount: 3500 Euro

2011

  • Project: Effects of positive psychological interventions on well-being, engagement, and performance at work, funded by: Zentraler Forschungs- und Transferpool der Universität Heidelberg; Applicant: Michel, Funding Period 2011-2012, Amount: 8.715,95 Euro
  • Project: A Multilevel Approach to Occupational Health Promotion, funded by Daimler AG; Applicants: Sonntag & Michel, Funding Period 2011-2012, Amount: 246.420 Euro
  • Project: Psychological Strain in the Ground Services of an International Airport, funded by Fraport AG; Applicants: Michel & Sonntag, Funding Period 2011-2012, Amount: 77.910 Euro

2010

  • Project: Mental stress in the steal industry, funded by Salzgitter Service und Technik GmbH; Applicants: Sonntag & Michel, Funding Period 2010-2011; Amount: 84.480 Euro

 

Consultancy:

Automotive industry (January 2011 to December 2012)

  • Multilevel analysis of factors influencing employees' health, engagement, and performance
  • Development of strategies to improve occupational health management

Steel industry (October 2010 to September 2011 and January 2013 to October 2013)

  • Multi-focused investigation of employees' stress at two industrial steel companies
  • Design and implementation of strategies to reduce work-related stress and strain

Transport and logistic industry (January 2009 to January 2010 and January 2012 to July 2012)

  • Multi-focused investigation of employees' stress at an International Airport's hub section
  • Design and implementation of strategies to reduce work-related stress and strain

Service industry (April 2008 to December 2008)

  • Investigation of employees' stress and strain working in customer service centres
  • Design and implementation of strategies to reduce work-related stress and strain

University of Heidelberg, Rectorate (May 2005 to March 2008)

  • Development and implementation of change management strategies
  • Employee attitude survey in regard to planned and implemented organizational changes (longitudinal study)

 

 

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