Dr. rer. nat. Sandra Mai-Lippold

Sandra Mai-Lippold, née Mai, works as a research associate for research and teachings in the department of Clinical and Health Psychology since 2014. In her doctoral thesis, which was certified with the dissertation award by the Ulmer Universitätsgesellschaft, she investigated neuronal substrates of the interplay of interoception, emotion and body image using electroencephalography (EEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Other research topics are the investigation of physiological markers and neuronal networks of interoception and emotion in healthy and clinical groups with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), peripheral physiological measures and interoceptive stimulation. In 2017, she visited the Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), Tulsa, Oklahoma, US for a research stay and the implementation of a cooperation project regarding the investigation of the effect of energy drink consumption on interoception and emotion in anxiety sensitivity.
Since 2021 she also works as a research associate for clinical research and teachings at Ulm University and is employed as a behavioral psychotherapist (additional qualifications group psychotherapy, suggestive methods) at the Psychotherapeutical Outpatient Clinic, Ulm University.

Contact

Sandra Mai-Lippold
Research Associate

Sandra Mai-Lippold
☎ +49-(0)731/50 31732
℻ +49-(0)731/50 31739
Π 43.3.101

Consultation hours
on appointment

Research interests

  • Area of Research: Neuronal substrates of interoception and emotion
    Interoception and emotion processing in healthy and clinical groups, neuronal and peripheral physiological correlates (heartbeat-evoked potential/HEP, frontotemporal insular network), pain, alexithymia, emotions and body perception, models of interoceptive processing.
  • Area of Research: health, prevention and nutrition
    Encouragement of emotional competences, promotion of body perception, prevention of eating disorders.
  • Methodological Areas of Research
    Peripheral physiological variables: heart rate variability, electrodermal activity (EDA), EMG, EEG and evoked potentials, heartbeat-evoked brain potential (HEP), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).

Research activity and internships

Research activity

since 2021 Research associate for clinical research/teachings, Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University
2020 PhD at the department of Clinical and Health Psychology, topic: Neuronal substrates in the interplay of interoception, emotion and body image.
06/2017-
08/2017
Research stay Laureate Institute of Brain Research (LIBR), Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.
04/2014-
02/2015
Assistant in the cooperation project of the Baden-Württemberg foundation "Komm mit in das gesunde Boot"
Since 2014 Research assistant at the Department of Health Psychology, University of Ulm
11/2013 - 03/2014 Research assistant at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, University Hospital Ulm
2010 - 2013 M.Sc. in Psychology, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, title of the master thesis: "Processing in affective and food stimuli in girls with anorexia nervosa: An ERP-study."
09/2013 - 10/2013 Student assistant at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy, University Hospital Ulm
06/2013 - 08/2013 

Student assistant at the professorship for general psychology, University of Bamberg

2011 - 2013

Student assistant in the research group "Neurophysiology" at the Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

2008 - 2010 B. Sc. in Psychology, Otto-Friedrich-Universiy of Bamberg

Clinical positions

since 2021 Behavioral psychotherapist at the Psychotherapeutical Outpatient Clinic, Ulm University
2021 License for behavioral psychotherapy, additional qualifications group psychotherapy, suggestive methods
 2017 - 2021 Practical training as a clinical psychologist at the university hospital in Ulm.
03/2012 - 08/2012 Internship at the day hospital, Department of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, University Hospital Erlangen-Nuremberg
08/2009 - 10/2009 Internship at the counseling centre OASE, Bamberg

 

Honours and prices

  • 2021 dissertation award by the Ulmer Universitätsgesellschaft

Memberships

German Association of Psychology (DGPs), sections health psychology, biological and neuropsychology, clinical psychology and psychotherapy

Teachings

  • Project seminar “Conception and implementation of a metacognitive training for psychosis” (SS 2022)
  • Colloquium clinical and health psychology (WS 2021/22)
  • Neuroscientific methods in health psychology (WS 2021/22)
  • Neuroscientific methods in health psychology (SS21)
  • Scientific research colloquium Clinical and Health Psychology (WS20/21)
  • Colloquium of the Department Clinical and Health Psychology (WS19/20)
  • Metacognitive training for psychoses (SS18)
  • Metacognitive training for psychoses (SS18)
  • Neuroscientific methods in current research in health and clinical psychology (WS 17/18)
  • Neuroscientific methods in current research in health and clinical psychology (SS 17)
  • Neuroscientific methods in current research in health and clinical psychology (WS 16/17)
  • Current research topics in health and clinical psychology under consideration of different neuroscientific methods (SS16)
  • Course „Biopsychological methods in health psychology“ (WS 15/16)
  • Course „Biopsychological methods and their application in health psychology“ (SS15)
  • Course „Eating and weight disorders: Basics and Treatment“ (SS15)
  • Practice Applied Cognitive Systems “Biological Psychology” (WS 14/15)