Curriculum Vitae

Dr. rer. nat. Sandra Grinschgl, MSc, BSc

Universitätsplatz 2,

8010 Graz, Austria



University of Tübingen, Germany, PhD in Psychologie (Dr. rer. nat), Thesis title: Determinants and consequences of offloading working memory processes


University of Graz, Austria, BSc and MSc in Psychology, Major: Cognitive and affective neuroscience, Master thesis title: Influence of a placebo intervention on the SMR-neurofeedback performance

Work Experience

since 11/2020 Scientist and Lecturer, University of Graz, Austria,
working group: Differential Psychology

09/2022-11/2022 Visiting Researcher, Brown University, USA

09/2017-09/2020 PhD Student/Researcher, University of Tübingen, Germany, working group: Applied Cognitive Psychology, affiliated to the Leibnitz Institut für Wissensmedien

08/2016-09/2016 Clinical Psychology Internship, Rehabilitation Clinic Bad Radkersburg, Austria

10/2015-03/2016 Research Internship, University of Graz, Austria, working group: Neuropsychology

01/2014-03/2014 Clinical Psychology Internship, Institut für Kind, Jugend und Familie, Austria

07/2011-08/2017 Several part-time positions, Austria, e.g., retail, gastronomy, school assistant for children with disabilities, supervisor for (teenager) summer camps


  • Seminar „Empirical Training 1“ (summer term 2019; University of Tübingen)
  • Course „Empirical Studies in Differential Psychology“ (summer term 2021, winter term 2021/2022, summer term 2022; summer term 2023; University of Graz)
  • Practical seminar „Psychological Tests“ (winter term 2021/2022; 2022/2023; University of Graz)
  • Lecture with exercise „Advanced Course in Differential Psychology – Individual differences in a technology-enabled world“ (summer term 2022; summer term, 2023; University of Graz)
  •  (Co-)supervision of bachelor and master theses as well as research interns

Academic Service

since 04/2023 Arqus Open Science Ambassador

since 08/2022 Member of the sustainability board of the EAPP

since 10/2021 Substitute member of the NAWI faculty board (University of Graz)

2021 Member of the selection commitee for the professorship “Psychology and Digitization” (University of Graz)

since 11/2020 Member of GOSI – Graz Open Science Initiative

Community Service

since 02/2021 Caritas Arche 38 shelter, Austria, support for morning and night shift

04/2018-09/2020, Bahnhofsmission Tübingen, Germany, staff for Night Café

07/2011-03/2012 Lebenshilfe Gratkorn, Austria

06/2005-08/2017 Firefigthers Eisbach Rein, Austria

International Experience

09/2022-11/2022 Visiting researcher, Brown University, USA

09/2017-09/2020 PhD student/researcher, University of Tübingen, Germany

08/2013-12/2013 Exchange student during Bachelor studies, INHA University, Korea

07/2007-08/2007 Exchange student during high school, Denver, USA


04/2022 Erich-Mittenecker Mobility Award

12/2021 Recognition award for doctoral thesis by the Dr. Maria Schaumayr Stiftung

12/2021 Education prize for doctoral thesis

11/2017 Education prize for master thesis

Society Member of

DGPS (German Association for Psychology)

ÖGPs (Austrian Association for Psychology)

ARP (Association for Research in Personality)

EAPP (European Association of Personality Psychology)

INGE St (Styrian Brain Research Initiative)

Styrian Association for Psychology

Reviewer Activity for

Behavior & Information Technology, American Journal of Psychology, DGPS Meeting 2022, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Intelligence, Frontiers in Psychology, Knowledge, Journal of Personalized Medicine, F1000 Research, Behavior Research Methods, Educational Psychology Review, Qeios, Journal of Clinical Medicine