Anke Maatz

Anke Maatz, Dr. med. MA

Group Leader

Phone: +41 (0)44 296 73 86

Curriculum vitae

Anke Maatz trained in medicine and philosophy at the universities of Munich, Heidelberg, Jena (Germany) and Durham (U.K.) qualifying with an MA dissertation on phenomenological psychopathology and a medical doctorate in experimental attachment theory. After a project with medical anthropologists studying clinicians’ experiences and conceptions of functional illness in Durham, she joined the Psychiatric Hospital and Zurich University as a postdoctoral researcher on the interdisciplinary project “’Schizophrenia’ - reception, semantic shift and criticism of a concept” in 2013. From 2016 to 2019, she was a research fellow at the UZH funded by Filling-the-Gap which enabled her to start independent research projects, mostly in close collaborations with colleagues in linguistics. Since 2020, she has been leading the junior investigator group Humanities in Mental Health and she is the co-founder and co-coordinator of the competence centre Language&Medicine Zurich ( at UZH.

Clinically, she has been training as a psychiatric resident at the University Hospital of Psychiatry since 2013, has completed her training in psychotherapy (DAS) at UZH, and is currently working as junior consultant at the Assessment Clinic for Issues of Civil and Public Law.