Paul Pauli, Dr. Phil.
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology and Center of Mental Health
University of Würzburg, Germany
Since 2001, Prof. Paul Pauli has been professor (chair) of biological psychology, clinical psychology and psychotherapy at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Würzburg, Germany, and head of the department’s psychotherapy outpatient clinic. He is an executive board member of the University’s Centre of Mental Health and a co-opted member of the Faculty of Medicine.
After studying psychology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, Prof. Pauli worked as research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, as assistant and associate professor at the Department of Medical Psychology and Behavioural Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, and as professor of clinical psychology research at the University of Southampton, UK.
He is past president of both the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application (DGPA) and the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN). Presently, he is speaker in the Biopsychology and Neuropsychology section of the German Psychological Association, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Psychophysiology, PlosOne, and Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
His research on emotions and anxiety disorders was continuously funded by the German Research Foundation, presently within the Collaborative Research Centre “Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders.”
He has co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-author of a German textbook on biopsychology. His more recent research focuses on the use of virtual reality as a promising technology to study emotions and treat emotional disorders by using highly controlled but ecological valid virtual environments.