Graduate ResearcherCharlotte Rösel, BA, BSc

About Charlotte Rösel

Charlotte is studying psychology and doing a research internship at the Community Health Lab/Grabovac Group. Charlotte holds a bachelor degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Hamburg (Germany) where she focused on the mediation of democratic structures in society and it is during that time that she developed an interest in social environments and their influence on mental health of vulnerable groups. Charlotte continued her studies with a bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Freiburg (Germany), where she also did an internship in a research group focused on sexual psychology in people with disabilities in Barcelona (Spain). It was during her stay in Barcelona that she gained more interest in social ostracism and decided to continue her studies with a Master Studies programme in Intercultural Psychology at the University of Osnabrück (Germany). In 2021, Charlotte joined the Grabovac Group with an Erasmus Research Internship at the Centre for Public Health at the Medical University of Vienna where she focuses on LGBTIQ+ discrimination in the workplace. She is further developing a new project focusing on structural discrimination against transgender and non-binary individuals in the mental health care system.

In order to promote sustainable development in science we need to reflect on our own position and privileges in society, listen to various perspectives, educate and constantly question ourselves. I want to promote the intersectional approach and influence future research to be more inclusive.
Charlotte Rösel


Areas of interest

Social psychology, intersectional inclusion in science, LGBTIQ+ rights, sexual Psychology, targeting structural discrimination, decolonial approaches

Achievements and awards

2014-2021: Supervisor and mentor for refugee students for the “Otto Benecke” Foundation
Advanced training on Sexual education for intellectually disabled individuals at the University of Barcelona
Further training on Sexuality in Psychotherapy at the University of Freiburg
Advanced training on Conflict Management
Participant at the Migration Forum for the Otto Benecke foundation


Since 10/2020: University of Osnabrück: Psychology (M.Sc.)
10/2016 – 03/2020: University of Freiburg: Psychology (B.Sc.) with final thesis: Ostracism- the silent way of social exclusion
01/2016 – 06/2016: University of Valencia: Erasmus semester
10/2013 – 07/2016: University of Hamburg: Media and Communication (B.A.) with final thesis: The role of the public television as actor in political campaigning