She studied medicine in Freiburg i.B. (D) and Berlin (D). She completed her doctoral thesis, being on Proenkephalin-Gene-Regulation, at the Institute of Pharmacology of the University of Freiburg, and specialized on psychiatry and psychotherapy in Berlin. Since 2003 she works in various inpatient units as a supervising consultant (i.a. unit for “early psychosis” (2004-2007), unit for “recovery in an acute psychiatric setting” (2013-2014). Since October 2007 she is supervising consultant at a new unit with a “person-centered integrated care model”, including an inpatient, a day clinic and an outpatient part, at the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich. She contributes to lecture courses and seminars of several parts of the curriculum for students in Medicine, Psychology (Psychopathology) and Biology (lecture series “Clinical Neuroscience”). Since 2010 she is appointed Deputy Director of the ZInEP subproject (http://zinep.ch/en/erip) “Early Recognition and Intervention Program for Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder”, and since 2018 she is head of the competence center “KESR” (topic: ethical and legal aspects related to coercion in psychiatry) .
She is support by the “Filling the Gap”-Program of the University of Zurich (funding period: 2014-2015 and 2016). Her research interests are psychopathology and clinical psychiatry with a focus on early detection and intervention for psychosis, therapeutic relationship and coercion in psychiatric setting, and philosophy of mind. She is peer reviewer for several scientific journals.