Nadira Faber completed a BSc and an MSc (Diploma) in Psychology at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. During that time, she became interested in what is now her first research focus, human cooperation, particularly in group decision making. Her MSc thesis on this topic was awarded the Young Scientist Award for ‘outstanding independent empirical work as a student’ by the German Psychological Society.
Faber then went on to do a three-year PhD in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of Göttingen. Her thesis, which was also on cooperation in decision making groups, was supervised by Stefan Schulz-Hardt and Andreas Mojzisch and supported by the German National Academic Foundation. During her PhD, Faber was selected as a member of the Volkswagen Foundation’s European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences and the Humanities, where she became interested in a topic that is now my second research focus: cognitive enhancement.
In April 2012, Faber joined the University of Oxford for an interdisciplinary three-year post-doctoral position in the group of Miles Hewstone. In collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Faber worked on the Enhancing Responsibility project. This project brought her in contact with the group of Julian Savulescu. Their collaboration, which first focused on cognitive enhancement, led to her interest in another subtopic of cooperation: prosociality and helping. Following that interest, in the summer of 2014 Faber visited the VU University Amsterdam to work with Paul van Lange .
Since April 2015, Faber has been a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Department of Experimental Psychology, funded by the Oxford Martin School. She is working with the groups of Molly Crockett, Miles Hewstone, and Julian Savulescu. Faber is also a Tutor for undergraduate Social Psychology and a Supervisor for Psychology BSc, MSc and PhD students.
She actively tweets about a range of topics in psychology
Credits: Nadira Faber
Published: 13 August 2015
Last update: 25 September 2016