Dr Mandy Roheger has been appointed Junior Professor of Outpatient Assessment in Psychology at the Department of Psychology of the University of Oldenburg's School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Roheger researches cognitive functions and states in humans in everyday situations.
She is particularly interested in how the ageing process affects people's ability to learn, remember, think and perceive. Roheger develops measures aimed at helping people to maintain or improve their cognitive abilities, especially those affected by dementia and Parkinson's disease. The junior professorship is funded by the Joint Federal Government-Länder Funding Programme for young academics.
Roheger (29) studied psychology with a focus on neurology in Düsseldorf and Cologne, where she also completed her doctorate in 2019. She then moved to the Greifswald University Medicine, where she conducted research at the Department of Neurology in the working group Healthy Ageing and Prevention of Dementia. Since 2021 she has also been an associated researcher at the Karolinska Institute Stockholm (Sweden).