Dr. Ronja Müller

Dr. Ronja Müller, M.Sc.

Academic Staff, Focus on Research and Teaching

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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After a year abroad in the USA, Ms. Müller completed her bachelor of science in psychology at the University of Bremen, majoring in clinical psychology and forensic psychology. During this time, she began working at the Institute for Forensic Psychology at the University of Bremen. Here she worked as a research assistant in several projects in the field of counter-terrorism. Her responsibilities at the Institute of Forensic Psychology also included case analysis consultation for the police and composing expert reports in social, criminal and weapons law. Upon completion of her bachelor, she served as an expert witness in family law. During her master's degree in clinical psychology, she studied one semester at the University of Salamanca. As part of her master's thesis, she investigated the relationship between stereotypic attitudes and emotion recognition skills in psychopathic offenders. After her studies she has trained police officers as a freelancer while starting her PhD in a third party funded project, which was realized in cooperation with the University of Bamberg and the Medical School Hamburg. As part of her PhD project, she received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for a research stay at the University of Stirling, Scotland. Ms. Müller completed her doctorate in 2022 on the topic of "face adaptation" and has since worked as a research associate and lecturer at the Medical School Hamburg. 


Since 2021, Ms. Müller has been teaching the subject general psychology in the bachelor's program. In this context, she has offered various seminars and supervised numerous master and bachelor theses. 

Outside the university, Ms. Müller has conducted several trainings for the Police in Lower Saxony. 

Research foci 

Ronja Müller's research focuses on the analysis of face recognition and memory mechanisms. Among other things, she investigates the flexibility and content of face representations stored in memory. Furthermore, her research focuses on the analysis of factors that influence face identification. 


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