Simone works as a PhD candidate in the SALUS project and assists Jakov with administrative duties. As a psychologist, she brings special expertise in quantitative empirical research methods and statistical analysis to the research group. Therefore she is involved in the design and execution for various empirical studies within the SALUS project. She also brings to bear her psychological expertise to bear on ethical debates about coercion in psychiatry.
Simone studied at the Paris Lodron University Salzburg and the Ruhr University Bochum, where she received a MSc in clinical psychology. She currently works on a PhD project in psychology and has finished an MA in criminology and police science at the Ruhr University Bochum. Furthermore, she has recently started her clinical training to become a psychological psychotherapist.
Her research interests include the role of (staff) attitudes and decision-making around the use of coercion and the interface between police and psychiatry. Furthermore, she has focused on epidemiologic research on coercive measures and relating treatment concepts such as open-door policies.