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Dr. Kati Roesmann

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Kati Roesmann


Consultation hours: by appointment

Postal address:
University of Siegen
Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Obergraben 23
57072 Siegen, Germany

Phone:     +49 271 740-5123

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Link to ResearchGate profile




since 04/2023

Interim W3-Professorship for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of Childhood and Adolescence, University of Osnabrück, Germany

since 12/2019

Akademische Rätin (senior researcher, permanent position) at the Chair of Clinical Psychology, University of Siegen (Prof. Dr. Tim Klucken)

09/2016 - 06/2020


Research Fellow at the Prof. Dr. Junghöfer group, Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis (IBB), University of Münster.
Member of the DFG-Collaborative-Research-Center (CRC): Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders

07/2015 – 07/2016

Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

11/2014 – 06/2015

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, HKU

05/2010 – 06/2013

Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute for Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Neurosciences, University of Münster, and the Institute for Biomagnetism and Biosignalanalysis (IBB), University of Münster




Promotion (Dr. rer nat.), grade summa cum laude. Thesis: „Neuronal Correlates of Emotional Word Processing and its Modulation by Continuous Theta Burst Stimulation“ (Prof. C. Dobel, Prof. P. Zwitserlood, Prof. M. Junghöfer)


Diploma in Psychology, grade ‚sehr gut‘ (with distinction)




Nomination list (secundo loco): Professor (W3) for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bielefeld


Appointment offer: Professor (W2) for Clinical Psychology, Katholische Hochschule Nordrhein-Westfalen. Declined.




Certified Clinical Psychologist for children and adolescents (cognitive behavioral therapy, CBT)

09/2016 – 09/2018

Extra occupational training in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy: Center for Psychotherapy and Applied Behavioral Medicine (APV) in Münster


Certified Clinical Psychologist (CBT), State Examination Office for Health Care Professionals in Medicine, Psychotherapy and Pharmacy in Düsseldorf, Germany

10/2010 – 10/2014

Extra occupational training in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy: Institute for Psychological Psychotherapy (IPP) in Münster

05/2010 – 10/2013

Ph.D. program at the Otto-Creutzfeldt-Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Münster, Germany

10/2004 – 04/2010

Studies in Psychology at the University of Münster, Germany

08/2007 – 06/2008

Studies in Psychology and Cognitive Science at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA (on invitation by Prof. B. Rapp)



winter term 2022/23

"Newcomer Award" for special commitment to teaching (category: friendly interaction with students, good preparation and knowledge transfer, implementation of practical elements)


Scholarship, Peer-Mentoring Program, German Society for Psychology (DGPs,  Division of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology), DGPs and Movisens (Co-applicant: M.Sc. Fabian Breuer, University of Münster) (1,000 Euro)


Research Publication Prize, 2nd Prize:
Shao, R.*, Keuper, K.*, Geng, X., & Lee, T. M. (2016). Pons to posterior cingulate functional projections predict affective processing changes in the elderly following eight weeks of meditation training. EBioMedicine, 10, 236-248. (*shared first authorship)
The 8th-Round Higher-Education Institute Academic Research Outstanding Prize (Social Sciences), The People's Republic of China Education Bureau


Funding for technology-based clinical research on virtual and augmented-reality applications, University of Siegen (Co-applicant: Dr. Alla Machulska) (9,000 Euro)


Reserach funding by the University of Siegen (1,000Euro)


Funding of a pilot project (RO2190) as part of the program  "Innovative Medizinische Forschung an der Medizinischen Fakultät Münster (IMF)"
Title: "Effects of Contingency Awareness on Fear Generalization – Behavioral and Magnetoencephalographic Correlates" (10,476 Euro)


Scholarship in the mentoring program "Erstklassig!" at the WWU Münster (18 months duration)


DAAD/ERASMUS+ funding: „STT-Mobilitätsförderung zur Fort- und Weiterbildung“ (1,500 Euro)


Funding by the IMF (Innovative Medical Research) program of the University Clinics Münster (KE211801, Title: Preventing Return of Fear through Memory Reconsolidation: An Investigation of Neurocognitive Mechanisms Using a Novel Multi-CS Conditioning Paradigm, 12,810€)


Research fellowship: Program for Project-Related Personal Exchange: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), travel grant for a joint bi-national research project between the University of Münster and the University of Hong Kong (13,210€)


Dissertation award on recommendation of the Department of Psychology, University of Münster


Travel grant: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (~1500€)


Innovative research award: KFPI, University of Münster (3000€)

08/2007 – 06/2008

Scholarship for studies and research at the Johns Hopkins University, Catholic Merit Foundation “Cusanuswerk”, a national scholarship organization for gifted students (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

2006 – 2010

Stipend holder of the Catholic Merit Foundation "Cusanuswerk"



Human Brain Mapping
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Scientific Reports
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
The Journal of Neuroscience
Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Translational Psychiatry



For a full list of publications, click here.

Roesmann, K., Wessing, I., Kraß, S., Leehr, E. J., Klucken, T., Straube, T., & Junghöfer, M. (2022). Developmental aspects of fear generalization–an MEG study on neurocognitive correlates in adolescents versus adults. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 101169.

Roesmann, K., Leehr, E. J., Böhnlein, J., Steinberg, C., Seeger, F., Schwarzmeier, H., ... & Junghöfer, M. (2022). Behavioral and magnetoencephalographic correlates of fear generalization are associated with responses to later virtual reality exposure therapy in spider phobia. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 7(2), 221-230.

Roesmann, K.*, Toelle, J.*, Leehr, E.J., Wessing, I., Böhnlein, J., Seeger, F., Schwarzmeier, H., Siminski, N., Herrmann, M.J., Dannlowski, U., Lueken, U., Klucken, T., Straube, T., & Junghöfer, M. (2022). Neural correlates of fear conditioning are associated with treatment-outcomes to behavioral exposure in spider phobia-evidence from magnetoencephalography. NeuroImage: Clinical, 103046.

Roesmann, K.*, Kroker, T.*, Hein, S., Rehbein, M., Winker, C., Leehr, E. J., ... & Junghöfer, M. (2022). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Modulates Perceptual and Neural Patterns of Fear Generalization. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 7(2), 210-220.

Hildebrandt, A.*, Roesmann, K.*, Planert, J., Machulska, A.,  Otto, E., Klucken, T. (2022). Self-guided virtual reality therapy for social anxiety disorder: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 23(1), 1-8.

Leehr, E. J.*, Roesmann, K.*, Böhnlein, J., Dannlowski, U., Gathmann, B., Herrmann, M. J., Junghöfer, M., Schwarzmeier, Hanna Seeger, F. R., Siminski, N., Straube, T., Lueken, U., & Hilbert, K. (2021). Clinical predictors of treatment response towards exposure therapy in virtuo in spider phobia: a machine learning and external cross-validation approach. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 83, 102448.

Romero Frausto, H., Roesmann, K., Klinkenberg, I.A.G., Rehbein, Maimu A., Föcker, M., Romer, G., Junghoefer, M, & Wessing, I. (2021). Increased early motivational response to food in adolescent anorexia nervosa revealed by magnetoencephalography. Psychological Medicine. 1-9

* equal contribution

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