Department of Psychology Teaching Staff

Prof. Dr. Volker Thoma

Lecturer Campus Berlin


B.Sc. Medien- und Wirtschaftspsychologie

M.Sc. Business Psychology




  • Grundlagen der Wirtschaftspsychologie
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Research Projects

Research and Teaching Focus

  • Thinking styles and performance in decision-making processes
  • Risk perception in health, finance and environment
  • Optimization of decision-making processes
  • Judgement heuristics for consumer decisions
  • Behavioral Econonomics and Neuroeconomics
  • Attention and perception processes in the recognition of objects and faces
  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Work processes in software ergonomics

Curriculum Vitae


1999 – 2002


Doctoral studies in psychology at the University of London (Goldsmiths)

1990 – 1996


Psychology diploma studies at the University of Regensburg

Work Experience

since 2019

 Professor of Psychology at HMKW Berlin

since 2005


Associate Professor at the University of East London (Professor since 2019)

2004 – 2005


Assistant Professor at Thames Valley University (London)

2002 – 2004 Research Fellow at the University of London (UCL)
1999 – 2002 Lecturer at the University of London (Goldsmiths)
1997 –1999 Consultant and research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering


Third-party funded projects

2018 – 2019


Institute and Faculty of Actuaries: Analysis of institutional investor decision-making (with City University of London)

since 2017


Society for Studies of Addiction*: Virtual Reality Casino gaming environment: experimental and clinical applications

2016 – 2020


Responsible Gambling Trust: Neuromodulation, cognitive processing and behavioral inhibition in problem gambling

Honorary service

since 2017


Schatzmeister der Britischen Vereinigung für kognitive Neurowissenschaften BACN