Anne Krause-Utz, PhD

  • Lecturer
  • Experimental psychopathology
  • Neuroimaging
  • Borderline Personality Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperacticvity Disorder
  • Emotional Working Memory, Impulsivity, Dissociation

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6639
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Klinische Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B49
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I obtained my Diploma in Psychology at Mannheim University (Germany) in 2007. Afterwards, I worked as a (post)doctoral researcher at the Central Institute of Mental Health (Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy) in Mannheim. In February 2014, I obtained my PhD degree (summa cum laude) at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University and became head of the Research Group ‘Stress and Cognition’ at the Central Institute. I’ve been trained in Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and work as a supervised therapist with patients with trauma-related disorders. In addition, I’ve been enrolled in an external PhD programme including several short-term stays at Leiden University.

Research by Anne Krause-Utz

My research interests are the impact of stress on cognitive functioning (e.g. selective attention, stress-related dissociation, cognitive impulsivity) in trauma-related disorders, focusing mainly on Borderline Personality Disorder and complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. My research combines behavioral, neuropsychological, and psychophysiological methods, as well as neuroimaging (functional magnetic resonance imaging).


  • PhD stipend within the Collaborative Research Grant SFB 636: Learning, Memory and Brain Plasticity: Implications for Psychopathology (Research Grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG, 2009-2011)
  • Travel grant of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) to the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS, Miami, Florida, invited talk, 2014)

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PhD candidates

Supervision of PhD candidates (ongoing projects at the Central Institute in Mannheim):

  • Sylvia Cackowski (MA Psychology): Anger and Aggression in Borderline Personality Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – does stress matter?
  • Julia-Caroline Walther (MA Psychology): The effect of an Emotional Working Memory Training on emotion regulation capacities in Borderline Personality Disorder


Prof. Bernet M. Elzinga (Leiden), Prof. Dr. Christian Schmahl (Mannheim)

Last Modified: 26-07-2016