Psykologisk Institut

Katherine W. Panattoni

Ekstern lektor

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Katherine W. Panattoni

Ekstern lektor

  • Psykologisk Institut
Bartholins Allé 11
Aarhus C


Curriculum Vitae


2014 – 1/12/2017    Ph.D. in Psychology, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University (AU)

2009 – 21/6/2011    Passed ”Studieprøven” level of Danish language instruction (highest level offered by Ministry of Integration, prerequisite for admission to university educations in Danish), Lærdansk Sprogskole, Aarhus.

2004 - 15/6/2007     Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, USA

1996 - 31/5/1999     Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA (USA equivalent to Danish “kandidatgrad” in law)

1989 - 15/12/1993   Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA

Positions (Department of Psychology, AU)

2019 - 30/6/2020     Research Assistant (teaching, exam grading, assisting with research)

2018 - 31/5/2019     External Lecturer at “kandidat” level: international seminar; Research Methods; Theory and Practice seminar.

2018 (1/5 - 30/6)     Research Assistant (teaching, exam grading, assisting with research)

2018 (1/2 – 30/4)     External Lecturer for international bachelor/”kandidat” seminar

2017 (1/9 – 1/12)     Research Assistant

2014 – 31/8/2017    Ph.D. Fellow

Positions (prior)

2012 (1/2 – 30/9)     ”Boligsocial Konsulent”, Hotspot Center, Department of Social Services, Aarhus municipality

2008 – 17/8/2009    Moved to Denmark with family, followed by “maternity leave” from language school and job search requirements based on family reunification visa

2005 - 2008             Research assistant/program associate for the Family Business Project at The Family Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (part-time)  

2007 - 2008            Individual and couples counselor and mediator (2006-2008), at The Family Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (part-time)

2005 - 2007            Clinical practicum in individual, couples and family counseling, at The Family Institute, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA (part-time)

2005 - 2008             (freelance) Mediation trainer, Chicago, USA, and volunteer mediator

2004                       Commercial real estate attorney, Panattoni Development Company, Chicago, Illinois

1999 - 2002             Domestic violence and family law attorney, Life Span Center for Legal Services and Advocacy, Chicago, USA: responsible for all elements of litigation of approx. 15 cases per month

Scientific focus areas

Couple functioning, life stories, narrative identity within close relationships, vicarious life stories, quantitative and qualitative narrative methods, cultural master narratives

Leadership and management experience in research

2019                         Responsible for developing narrative coding manual and training co-rater to sufficient interrater reliability levels for new analysis of PHD data

2017 (1/9 – 1/12)       Responsible for coding in multi-study project, including training four student assistants in narrative coding to sufficient interrater reliability (all in Danish)

2014 - 2017               Project organization and management of the PhD research project "Knowing me, Knowing you: A study of self and close other life story knowledge."  Responsible for all stages of design, recruitment, data collection, training student assistants, coding of 204 life story interviews, analysis, writing, and presentation in poster and symposium of results at international conferences.

Teaching (during and since obtaining PhD)

3x                             Course Responsible for bachelor and “kandidat” level seminars on narrative identity development within couples and cultures

1x                             Course Responsible for “kandidat” level seminar on emotion regulation

8x                             Instructor in “Forskningsmetode” levels 2,3 and 4

2x                             Exam grader for “Kognitionspsykologi” (2nd semester)

1x                             Instructor for “kandidat” level “Teori-Praksis” seminar (Danish)

Grants and Awards

2017                         Travel stipend from Oticon fund for conference symposium participation

2016                         Travel and housing grant from School of Business and Social Sciences, AU, for PhD abroad stay

2014 - 2017      PhD stipendium from School of Business and Social Sciences, AU