since 2010: Deputy director at the Institute of Sea Fisheries
since 2004: Research Scientist at the Institute of Sea Fisheries
since 2007: National Correspondent of the EU Fisheries Data Collection Framework (DCF)
2000 - 2004: Research Scientist at the Institute of Sea Fisheries within the EU project 'REDFISH'
1999-2004: Ph.D. at the University of Hamburg, Germany. Thesis on 'Stock separation and growth of redfish (genus Sebastes) in the North Atlantic by means of shape and elemental analysis of otoliths'
1997 - 1998: M.Sc. course in Marine and Fisheries Science, University of Aberdeen, Scotland/UK; Thesis on 'A comparison of biomass estimates obtained from small and large-scale groundfish surveys in the North Sea'
1993-1997: Diploma studies in Biology, University of Hamburg, Germany. Main subject: Hydrobiology and Fisheries Science, Subsidiary subjects: Zoology, Physical Oceanography