Anna Lohmann

M.Sc. Methodology & Statistics | aspiring researcher |
loves psychometrics | dabbling in epidemiology | open science enthusiast |
confidently uncertain | forever learning |

I graduated top of my class from Utrecht University with a research master in Methodology and Statistics.
Ready for the next challenge I am currently searching for the perfect PhD opportunity. With a background in Mathematics and Psychology I would like to pursue a career in academia promoting sound methodology and responsible scientific conduct.

Research Experience

Researcher in Training

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

At the Department of Clinical Epidemiology I am currently doing meta-research on simulation studies for the evaluation of statistical methods. Focus of my work is the replicability and applicability of simulation studies. I am conducting a systematic review on the design and reporting practices of influencial simulation studies as well as proof of concepts replications of the same. The latter I am currently extending to an international collaboration project. Supervisor: Rolf Groenwold

since January 2020

Research Intern

Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

At the Department of Clinical Epidemiology I have performed a simulation study assessing the predictive performance of risk prediction models derived by various binary logistic regression based techniques. Supervisor: Maarten van Smeden

September 2018 - September 2019

Graduate Research Assistant

Criminological Research Institute Lower Saxony (Hannover, Germany)

At the Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony, I performed psychometric analyses, questionnaire validations, and various other statistical analyses. I co-authored several papers where I substantially contributed to data analysis and manuscript preparation. My tasks furthermore included questionnaire translations, extensive literature research and the recruitment of day care facilities and schools for participation in a prevention program.

April 2014 - December 2017

Student Research Intern

Hagen University

At the department for Psychological Methods, Diagnostics and Evaluation I was involved in a study on addictive behavior and personality correlates (literature research, preparation of online questionnaire, data analysis, manuscript preparation).

September 2013 - May 2014

Teaching Experience

Support staff consultation

Utrecht University

Statistical consultations in the consultation shop of the Methodology and Statistics department

May 2019 - June 2019

Teaching Assistant

UMC Utrecht

Tutoring Dutch Biomedical Science Bachelor Students during practical sessions of their Statistics Course

February 2019 - March 2019


Utrecht University

Co-supervising a Bachelor thesis at the department of Methodology and Statistics. Weekly supervisor meetings with student.

February 2018 - June 2018

SPSS Tutor

Hagen University

Giving SPSS tutorials to Psychology Bachelor students and answering their SPSS related questions on the online teaching platform.

September 2013 - March 2014

Academic Writing Tutor

Hagen University

Providing feedback on manuscript drafts and answering questions pertaining to the implementation of APA style.

September 2013 - March 2014


Utrecht University

Research Master
Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural,
Biomedical, and Social Sciences

GPA: 8.54 cum laude (Dutch grade, ETCS Grade A)

September 2017 - June 2019

Hagen University

Master of Science

current GPA: 1.5 (German grade, ETCS Grade A)

June 2015 - March 2020

Hagen University

Bachelor of Science

GPA: 1.1 (German grade, ETCS Grade A)

October 2009 - June 2015

Leibniz University Hanover

Bachelor of Science
Major: Mathematics, Minor: English language and literature

GPA: 1.5 (German grade, ETCS Grade A)

October 2005 - June 2009


Statistical Programming
Publication & Collaboration Tools


First Author
Kliem*, S., Lohmann*, A., Klatt, T., Mößle, T., Rehbein, F., Hinz, A., ... Brähler, E. (2017). Brief assessment of subjective health complaints: Development, validation and population norms of a brief form of the Giessen Subjective Complaints List (GBB-8). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 95, 33-43.
Kliem*, S., Lohmann*, A., Mößle, T., & Brähler, E. (2018). Psychometric properties and measurement invariance of the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS): Results from a German representative population sample. BMC Psychiatry, 18(1).
Second Author
Kliem, S., Lohmann, A., Neumann, M., Glaubitz, C., Haselbach, S., Bergmann, M. C., & Baier, D. (2019). Factor Structure of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits in a Representative Sample of German 9th Grade Students. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
Kliem, S., Lohmann, A., Mößle, T., Kröger, C., Brähler, E., & Kersting, A. (2018). The latent nature of prolonged grief - A taxometric analysis: Results from a representative population sample. Psychiatry Research, 260, 400-405.
Kliem, S., Lohmann, A., Mößle, T., & Brähler, E. (2017). German Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation (BSS): Psychometric properties from a representative population survey. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1).
Kliem, S., Lohmann, A., Mößle, T., Foran, H. M., Hahlweg, K., Zenger, M., & Brähler, E. (2019). Development and Validation of a Parenting Scale Short Form (PS-8) in a Representative Population Sample. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(1), 30-41.
Wynants, L., Van Calster, B., Collins, G. S., Riley, R. D., Heinze, G., Schuit, E., Bonten, M. M. J., Damen, J. A. A., Debray, T. P. A., De Vos, M., Dhiman, P., Haller, M. C., Harhay, M. O., Henckaerts, L., Kreuzberger, N., Lohmann, A., Luijken, K., Ma, J., Andaur Navarro, C. L., … van Smeden, M. (2020). Prediction models for diagnosis and prognosis of covid-19: Systematic review and critical appraisal. BMJ, m1328.
Kliem, S., Krieg, Y., Lohmann, A., & Mößle, T. (2019). Evaluation of the Universal Prevention Program Klasse2000 in Fourth Grade Primary School Children: Study Protocol for a Propensity Score Matching Approach (Preprint). JMIR Research Protocols.
Kliem, S., Heinrichs, N., Lohmann, A., Bussing, R., Schwarzer, G., & Briegel, W. (2018). Dimensional Latent Structure of Early Disruptive Behavior Disorders: A Taxometric Analysis in Preschoolers. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46(7), 1385-1394.
Kliem, S., Sandner, M., Lohmann, A., Sierau, S., Dähne, V., Klein, A. M., & Jungmann, T. (2018). Follow-up study regarding the medium-term effectiveness of the home-visiting program "Pro Kind" at age 7 years: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19(1).
Conference Contributions
Many Simulations - Replicating vintage simulation studies. SIPS 2019. Rotterdam, Netherlands. [Unconference Session]
Comparison of likelihood penalization and variance decomposition approaches for the derivation of binary logistic regression based low- dimensional clinical prediction models. IBSROeS 2019. Lausanne, Switzerland. [Presentation]
Improving simulation studies - Towards a firm foundation for analytical decisions. SIPS 2020. Victoria, Canada. [Unconference Session] (With Oscar Olvera Astivia)
Reviewer Activities
Meta-Psychology; The British Journal of Psychiatry

Awards & Certificates


| cycling idealist opposed to the idea of car ownership | board games geek | keeping a large number of house plants in constant fear of dying | believing in science and God | love cooking for and entertaining a crowd at our home | intrigued by neurodiversity - promoting education over judgement | community living fan hoping to find like-minded folks for new project | trying to incorporate Kant's categorical imperative into my daily life choices | continuously rambling