Prof. Dr. Kerstin Krauel
Kerstin Krauel is head of the research division at the department of child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy in Magdeburg and a licensed child and adolescent psychotherapist. In her research, she aims to understand, using behavioural assessments, EEG and fMRI, how the underlying neural circuitries of attentional and memory processes are altered in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and how learning situations can be adapted to fit the specific needs of children and adolescents with ADHD. Within the last years, she established transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) in her group to explore this treatment approach in ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders. She is member of the EU-funded consortium STIPED (Stimulation in Pediatrics, Horizon 2020) and coordinating investigator of an international multi-center clinical trial using optimized multi-channel transcranial direct current stimulation in children and adolescents with ADHD. In collaboration with colleagues from Jena and Halle she will strengthen the focus on neurodevelopmental disorders within the center.