Universität Bielefeld

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and Action

Dr. Cornelia Frank

Bielefeld University
Department of Sport Science
Neurocognition and Action - Biomechanics
PF 100131
33501 Bielefeld

Room: CITEC 1.411
Phone: 0521/106-5129

Consultation Hours: by arrangement

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Research Topics and Teaching

  • Motor learning and coaching
  • Motor imagery and mental practice
  • Action observation and observational practice
  • Mental representation of complex action
  • Gaze behavior during complex action
  • Virtual reality, technology, and assistive systems in sports
  • Cognition and action control
  • Mobile and stationary assistive systems and user experience engineering
  • Mental practice in physical educatio

Curriculum Vitæ

since 2015 Postdoctoral Fellow - Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence (CITEC) and Neurocognition and Action Group, Bielefeld University
12/2014 Doctor of Science - Faculty of Psychology and Sports/ Faculty of Technology, Bielefeld University
2010-2014 Graduate Research Fellow - Neurocognition and Action Group and Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence (CITEC), Bielefeld University
Graduate School Project 'Mental Representation and Practice'
2009-2010 Trainer for Educating Coaches in Health Sports - Hessischer Turnverband e. V. [Association for gymnastics of the state of Hessen in Germany], Frankfurt am Main
2008-2009 Research Assistant - Sports and Education group (Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Heim), Institute for Sport Psychology and Mental Coaching (Prof. Dr. Jan Mayer), Heidelberg University
2003-2008 Master of Arts - Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies, Heidelberg University

Positions and Memberships

  • Lab supervisor Social Motor Learning Lab
  • Member of Scientific Board CITEC, Bielefeld University
  • Member of the Research on Imagery and Observation Group (RIO)
  • Member of Organizing Committee Interest Group Research on Imagery and Observation (RIO)
  • German Association of Sport Science (Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (dvs))
  • German Association of Sport Psychology (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie)

Scientific Awards and Honours

  • Dissertation Award (1st prize), Westfälisch-Lippische Universitätsgesellschaft
  • Travel Grant for FEPSAC Conference Bern/ Switzerland, DAAD
  • Young Researchers Award for poster presentation (4th prize), FEPSAC
  • Tutorial Award for critical questions (1st prize), asp-Forschungswerkstatt


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