Maren M. Michaelsen is research group leader at the Insitute of Integrative Health Care and Health Promotion at the Health Faculty at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany. Previously, she worked as an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor) in microeconomics at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, where she obtained her PhD in Economics in July 2013. Previous to her PhD, she studied economics at the University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. During her studies, she worked as a student assistant and interned at RWI Essen, Germany. She is a research affiliate of the Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She joined IZA as a research affiliate in November 2012.
As a yoga teacher and mindfulness preatictioner, she has profound experience in the field of health promotion and analyzes the potential of health interventions on the workforce as well as chronicaly ill individuals.