Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University Hospital C.G. Carus
Technische Universität Dresden
Fetscherstr. 74, 0,1307 Dresden
Eating disorders are caused and maintained by a complex interplay of physiological, psychological and social factors. Through my research I try to shed light on these factors, with a focus on the neurobiological mechanisms underpinning anorexia nervosa. In particular, I am currently investigating the ways in which people with anorexia nervosa process aversive and rewarding stimuli, and how these brain processes may be related to the development and maintenance of their illness.
|11/2012 – present||University Hospital of the University of Technology Dresden, PhD student|
|10/2007 – 11/2012||Dresden University of Technology, Psychology (Diploma)|
|10/2011 – 10/2012||Honorary research worker, Section of Eating Disorders, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.|
|01/2011 – 06/2012||Research assistant, Unit for Eating Disorders at Dresden University of Technology|
|10/2009 – 07/2010||Clinical Internship Neuropsychology, Bavaria Klinik, Kreischa|
|10/2009 – 07/2010||Research assistant, Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the University of Technology Dresden|
Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards
|11/2012||PhD scholarship: Promotionsstipendium des Sonderforschungsbereiches Volition und Kognitive Kontrolle|
|04/2013||Conference Scholarship for the International Conference on Eating Disorder awarded by Lutz-Adolf Stiftung|
|01/2014||Conference Scholarship for the International Conference on Eating Disorder awarded by DAAD|
Schober, I., Sharpe, H., Schmidt, U. (2013) The reporting of fidelity measures in primary prevention programs for eating disorders in schools. European Eating Disorder Review. 21(5), pp. 374-381.
Schober, I., Renwick, B., Kenyon, M., DeJong, H., Sharpe, H., Jacobi, C., Schmidt, U. (in press) Threat-related attentional bias in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
Sharpe, H., Schober, I., Treasure, J., Schmidt, U. (2013) A cluster randomised controlled trial assessing the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a school-based prevention programme for eating disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry [epub ahead of print].