Jana Uher is a Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE). She received her PhD with highest distinction from Free University Berlin, where she headed the research group Comparative Differential and Personality Psychology, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). She was a Lecturer at Free University and Humboldt-University of Berlin and a visiting scholar at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR) in Rome. Her research career began at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Psychology (MPI) in Leipzig. Jana also has worked in Management Development in the U.K. headquarters of an international steel-working company and in Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) research in a software usability project of Daimler Chrysler AG, Germany.
Her line of research is transdisciplinary and focuses on the philosophical, metatheoretical and methodological foundations of research on individuals, their personality, behaviour and social relationships (Uher, 2013, 2015a,b,c,d, 2016a,b). Jana employs a broad portfolio of methods, including behavioural tests and observations (e.g., Uher, 2015e; Uher & Asendorpf, 2008), audio-visual and computerised methods for the detailed analysis of individual behaviours (e.g., Uher, Addessi & Visalberghi, 2013), standardised and open-ended surveys (e.g., Uher & Visalberghi, 2016; Uher, Werner & Gosselt, 2013) and in-depth interviews using first-person videos. Her empirical research projects are rooted in international and national collaborations with scholars from different disciplines.