Verena Nitsch is currently professor and Director of the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics at RWTH Aachen University. After studying Applied Psychology at Charles Sturt University in Australia and the University of Central Lancashire in the UK, she completed her Master's degree in Organizational Psychology at Manchester Business School. From 2008 to 2013, she worked as a research assistant at the Human Factors Institute at the Bundeswehr University Munich, where she received her Doctorate of Engineering in 2012 and was appointed assistant professor of Cognitive Ergonomics in October 2013. From 2016 to 2018 she was Acting Head of the Human Factors Institute of the Bundeswehr University Munich.
Amongst other activities, she is currently a reviewer and advisor in numerous committees and advisory boards, including the "Robotics and Automation" program committee of DLR Space Administration, the scientific advisory board of the f-bb, the VDE expert group "Human-Machine Interface", the steering committee of the DFG Excellence Initiative "Internet of Production" and a mentor of the EXIST Start-up Center. Her research interests include human-centred work design and human-machine interaction within highly automated socio-technical systems. For her research, she has received multiple national and international awards.
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