PD. Dr. med. Katja Kölkebeck

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1
Building A9
D - 48149 Münster

Phone: +49 (0)251 / 83-56618 (Fr. Biesenroth)
Fax: +49 (0)251 / 83-56612
Email: katja.koelkebeck@ukmuenster.de


Research Areas

In my research group “Social Neuroscience”, the focus lies on cognitive deficits in psychiatric disorders. Social cognitive and other cognitive domains are investigated in healthy and psychiatric patients with behavioral, neuroimaging and other biological techniques (e.g. EEG, eye-tracking). A specific focus lies on patients with schizophrenia and autism. Cross-cultural psychology with a focus on East-Asia is of specific interest to me due to intensive research exchange with universities in Japan.

Selected Publications

  1. Koelkebeck K, Luettgenau J, Kohl W, Triantafillou S, Ohrmann P, Satoh S, Minoshita S. Benefits of using culturally unfamiliar stimuli in ambiguous emotion identification: a cross-cultural study. Psychiatry Res 2015 Jul 30;228(1):39-45
  2. Koelkebeck K, Miyata J, Kubota M, Kohl W, Son S, Fukuyama H, Sawamoto N, Takahashi H, Murai T. The contribution of cortical thickness and surface area to gray matter asymmetries in the healthy human brain. Hum Brain Mapp 2014; 35(12): 6011-22
  3. Koelkebeck K, Hirao K, Kawada R, Miyata J, Saze T, Ubukata S, Ohrmann P, Pedersen A, Bauer J, Dannlowski U, Sawamoto N, Fukuyama H, Takahashi H, Murai T. Impact of gray matter reductions on Theory of mind abilities in patients with schizophrenia. Soc Neurosci. 2013 Nov;8(6):631-9.
  4. Pedersen A#, Koelkebeck K#, Brandt M, Wee M, Küppers K, Kugel H, Kohl W, Bauer J, Ohrmann P. Theory of mind in patients with schizophrenia: Is mentalizing delayed? Schizophr Res. 2012 May;137(1-3):224-9
  5. Koelkebeck K, Pedersen A, Suslow T, Kueppers KA, Arolt V, Ohrmann P. Theory of Mind in first-episode schizophrenia patients: Correlations with cognition and personality traits. Schizophr Res. 2010 Jun;119(1-3):115-23

Academic CV

2003 Graduation from School of Medicine, Muenster University
2004 Reception of doctorate degree (Dr. med.), Muenster University
2003-2011 Resident at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and Department of Neurology, University of Muenster
2011 Completion of professional training as a psychiatrist and psychotherapist
2012 Attending psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Muenster
2012 Leader of group “Social Neuroscience”
2014 Completion of post-doctoral thesis (Privat-Dozent) at the School of Medicine, Muenster University

Honors and Awards

2012 European Psychiatric Association Fellowship Award of the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (JSPN)
2013 Early Career Psychiatrists Scholarship Programme