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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Details:

Name: Hermann Josef Müller
Date of birth: 4 June 1956
Place of birth: Eisingen (Bavaria), Germany
Marital status: married to Stella Pierides-Müller

Education:

University:

1976-1982 University of Würzburg, “Diplom in Psychologie” (“with distinction”).

Thesis: “On the relationship between saccade size and fixation duration in Reading“ (supervised by Prof. Dr. D. Heller).

1982-1986 University of Durham, UK, Doctor of Philosophy (1984‑1986 part-time study).

Dissertation: „The effect of selective spatial attention on peripheral discrimination thresholds“ (supervised by Prof. Dr. J. M. Findlay).

 

Scholarships:

1977-1982 German National Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).
1982-1983 UK fellowship of the German National Scholarship Foundation.
1988-1990 UK fellowship of the German National Research Council (Deutsche Forschungs- Gemeinschaft, DFG).

 Professional Career:

1984-1987 Research Fellow, Prof. Dr. Patrick M.A. Rabbitt, Age and Cognitive
Performance Research Centre, University of Manchester, UK. [MRC project: “Spatial cueing of selective visual attention”.]

1988-1989 DFG-Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Birkbeck College (University of London)
Honorary Research Fellow. [DFG project: “Automatic and controlled mechanisms of visuo-spatial orienting”.]

1989-1990 Research Fellow, Prof. Dr. Glyn W. Humphreys, Department of Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. [SERC Image Interpretation Initiative project: „Parallel combined-feature coding”.]

1990-1991 Senior Lecturer in Psychology, London Guildhall University, UK.

1992-1994 Lecturer in Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

1995-1996 Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

1996-1997 Reader in Cognitive Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

1997-2000 Professur für Allgemeine Psychologie (C4), University of Leipzig, Germany.

1999 Offer of Chair in Cognitive Psychology, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (declined).

2000- Professur für Allgemeine und Experimentelle Psychologie (C4), Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany.

2000- Visiting Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.

1999-2003 Elected “DFG Subject Reviewer” for experimental and physiological psychology.

2004- Program Director “M.Sc. in Neuro-cognitive Psychology” (funded within the Elite Network Bavaria framework), Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany.

2006 – 2008 Head of Department, Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, Germany.

2008 - Deputy Head of Department, Department of Psychology, LMU Munich, Germany.

2006 - Excellence Cluster „Cognition for Technical Systems (CoTeSys)“, Co-ordinator of Research Area A: „Neurocognitive Foundations“ and Member of Executive Board

2006 - „Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences“, LMU Munich (funded within the Excellence framework), Principal Investigator and Member of Scientific Board

2006 - „Munich Center Brain and Mind“, LMU Munich (funded within the LMUinnovativ initiative), Founding Member and Member of Executive Board

2006 - „Munich Center Brain and Mind“, LMU Munich (funded within the LMUinnovativ initiative), Founding Member and Member of Executive Board

2007 – 2011 LMUexcellent Research Professorship (Forschungsprofessur)

2007 - Member of the CASLMU, Center for Advanced Studies)