I am Head of the Department of Communications and Spokesperson at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and report to its President Professor Jutta Allmendinger. I lead a team of fifteen including press, editorial, alumni relations and event management staff.

Prior to my current post, I was Head of the Information Centre and Brussels Office of Population Europe, which is the network of Europe’s leading research centres in Demography and Social Policy. I also worked as a Policy Analyst for the OECD’s Education Directorate in Paris, as a Research Scientist for the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, and as Head of Working Group at the Berlin-based think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung.

In my work, I am particularly interested in research communication, social policy consequences of demographic change, education governance, population forecasts, and intergenerational relations.

Feel free to get in touch with me at the eMail-address provided in the Contact-section. — HW