Leadership in the public sector

What is effective leadership in the public sector and what effects does it have?

Motivation of public employees

What motivates public employees in their daily work?

Performance Management in the public sector

How can public administrations’ performance be managed and how are performance information used?

Interaction between Citizens and Administration

How do citizens interact with public administrations and how do they form an opinion about the administration?

Open Science

My open science activities

Research methods

Application and teaching of innovative research methods.

Recent & Upcoming Talks


I am teaching research-oriented and introductory courses on public management for bachelor and master students at the University of Hamburg.

I regularly teach the following courses at the University of Hamburg:

  • Research seminar “Behavioral Public Administration” (Master’s)
  • International and European Public Administration (Master’s)
  • Theoretical and practical aspects of public & nonprofit management (Bachelor’s)

Furthermore, I teach the course “Human Resource Management” of the master’s programm Nonprofit-Management & Governance at the University of Muenster.