Department of Psychology

Maria_RedGoldsmiths University of London
New Cross,
SE14 6NW,
London, UK

Education and previous academic positions

03/2018 – 12/2018

Guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Leipzig (Germany).

09/2015 – 2018

Guest scientist at the Charité – University of Medicine Berlin (Germany).

09/2015 – 09/2017

Director of the MSc in Music, Mind & Brain at Goldsmiths (UK).

05/2010 – 01/2018

Principal investigator at the Neurology Department of the Charité – University of Medicine Berlin (Germany). Research projects HE 6103/1-1 and HE 6103/1-2  funded by the DFG.

03/2014 – 09/2015

Guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Leipzig (Germany).

07/2009 – 05/2010

Post-doctoral position at the Motor Neuroscience Group of the Charité – University of Medicine Berlin (Germany).


Ph.D. in Neuroscience (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Center of Systems Neuroscience, Hanover (Germany). Summa cum laude.

10/2006 – 06/2009

Postgraduate Program Systems Neuroscience. Center of Systems Neuroscience. Hanover (Germany).

10/2006 – 06/2009

Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training (EST-021014) Ph.D. contract at the Center for Systems Neuroscience and Institute of Music Physiology and Musician’s Medicine, University of Music and Drama. Hanover (Germany).


Research stay at the Commission for Scientific Visualization, Austrian Academy of Sciences. Vienna (Austria).

07/2004 – 04/2005

Advanced Studies Diploma (MPhil.) at the Department of Fundamental Physics, Faculty of Science, UNED. Madrid (Spain). Summa cum laude.

05/2004 – 10/2004

Research stay at the Nonlinear Dynamics Group of the Institute for Physics and Astronomy, Potsdam University. Potsdam (Berlin).

02/2003 – 07/2004

Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program Physics of Complex Systems. Department of Fundamental Physics, Faculty of Science, UNED. Madrid (Spain).

09/1996 – 09/2001

MSc. degree (Licenciatura) in Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Madrid (Spain).

Special achievements

  • Awarded the Susanne Klein-Vogelbach-Preis for the research of human movement, 2014.
  • Finalist (10 finalists) of the Marie Curie Award in the Category Promising Research Talent. Nomination by peer (Center for Systems Neuroscience, Hanover). European Commission, Marie Curie Actions, 2012.
  • Graduate Award of the International Society of Performance Science, 2009.