Stella Bollmann

Stella Bollmann
Sentimatt 1
6003 Luzern

Funktionen an der PH Luzern

  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin Statistik

Arbeits- und Beratungsschwerpunkte / Expertise

Research Interests

  • Development and Evaluation of methods in the following fields
    • Variable importances and variable selection
    • Factor analysis / Principal component analysis
    • Item Response theory and recursive partitioning

Research Visits

  • 2015–2016 Universitat Barcelona, Faculty of Psychology, as guest of Prof. Ph.D. A. Maydeu-Olivares, 6 months. Research project on the evaluation of psychological questionnaires
  • 2013 London School of Economics (LSE), Department of Statistics, as guest of Prof. Dr. C. Skinner und Dr. J. Kuha, Visiting Research Student (VRS) program, 4
  • months. Development of a method for the simulation from real data
  • 2010 Universidad Complutense Madrid, EQUIAL - Research group on children’s acquisition of language, as guest of PhD S. López-Ornat, 6 weeks. Evaluation of video sequences for a research project on children’s acquisition of language
  • 2009 Universidad de Jaén, Department of Psychology, as guest of Prof. Dr. G. Reyes del Paso, 2 weeks. Evaluation of physiological data for a biofeedback study

External Funding and Scholarships

  • 2018 Swiss Statistics Meeting: Courses 2018, Swiss Academy of Science (SCNAT), Co-applicant as postdoc, main applicant: Dr. Rodolphe Dewarrat, funding for a course, project sum: 2.000 CHF.
  • 2018 ATStat: Active Training of Statistics, University Zurich, Co-applicant as postdoc, main applicant: Chatchavan Wacharamanotham, further applicants: Prof. Carolin Strobl, Dr. Rudolf Debelak, Teaching fund, project sum: 29.600 CHF.
  • 2015 – 2016 Bavarian Equal Opportunities Sponsorship (BGF) 2015, Sponsorship for women in academia, Land of Bavaria, as postdoc.
  • 2013 Short-term scholarship for PhD students, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as PhD student.

Academic Self-Management

  • 2016–2019 Lead organizer for the biannual event Mittelbauanlass to enhance the dialog between the different institute labs, Psychological Institute, University Zurich.
  • 2015 Second women’s representative, Department of Psychology and Education, LMU Munich.

Conference Organization

  • 2017 International Meeting of the Psychometric Society (IMPS), University Zurich, Member of the local organization committee.
  • 2009–2011 Active member of the association PBP (psychology in work and practice), LMU Munich. Moderation of a symposium (2009), Member of the organization committee.
  • 2009 Congress of the German Society for Neuropsychology, Munich, Member of the local organization committee.
  • 2008 Autumn meeting for forensic psychiatry, LMU Munich, Member of the local organization committee.

Memberships and Honorary Posts

  • since 2019 President of the Swiss Statistical Society (SSS)
  • Memberships:
    • German Psychological Society, Section Methods and Evaluation
    • Psychology in Work and Practice (PBP)


  • Department of Statistics, London School of Economics
  • Faculty of Psychology, Universitat Barcelona
  • Department of Statistics, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Aus- und Weiterbildung

  • 2014 - 2016
    Studies of Statistics (M.Sc.), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Focus: Psychometrics and Item Response Theory Models
  • 2015
    PhD (Dr. phil), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Supervision: Prof. Dr. M. Bühner, Prof. Dr. M. Heene, external assessor: Prof. Dr. H. Küchenhoff, Grade: summa cum laude
  • 2005 - 2011
    Studies of Psychology (Dipl.), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Main subjects: Clinical psychology, Business Psychology
    Abitur, Leibinz-Gymnasium Altdorf bei Nürnberg

Berufliche Tätigkeiten

  • 2020
    Research Associate, Research Methodology and Statistics, PH Lucerne.
    2020 - 2021
    Postdoc, Health Science and Medicine, Dr. med. Dr. sc. nat. Michael Havranek, University Lucerne.
    2016 - 2019
    Postdoc, Psychological Methods, Evaluation and Statistics, Prof. Dr. C. Strobl, University Zurich.
    2011 - 2016
    Research Associate and Lecturer, Psychological Methods and Assessment, Prof. Dr. M. Bühner, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
    2008 - 2011
    Student Assistant, Psychological Methods and Assessment, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
    2010 - 2011
    Student Assistant, Siemens AG, Corporate Research and Technologies, Munich. Psychological ergonomic research
    Research Intern, Laboratory of biological psychology, PD Dr. S. Duschek, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. Study on biofeedback for cerebral blood flow