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Dr. Stefanie Baisch-Schmidt

Research Assistant

Dr. Stefanie Baisch

Office hours during the lecture period:
by arrangement

Office hours during the semester break:
by arrangement

Contact via email


University of Siegen
Faculty V: School of Life Sciences - Department of Psychology
Psychological Aging Research (PAR)
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2a
D-57076 Siegen

Office: AR-NB 0114

Phone: +49 (0)271 740-5008


  • Use of new technologies in old age
  • social robots in therapy
  • Human-Robot-Interaction & Anthropomorphization
  • Stereotyping by Design
  • Person-Environment-Exchange
  • PTSD following subarachnoid hemorrhage and SHT.



    Decision-making places in Alzheimer’s dementia – supporting advance decision-making by improving person-environment fit




since 12/2019

post-doctoral position, Psychological Ageing Research, University of Siegen


phD: graduation (magna cum laude)

06/2017 – 09/2017

statistical consulting (service contract) for the Department of Economy and Law of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

07/2015 – 03/2018

phD scholarship holder of the Frankfurter Forums of Interdisciplinary Ageing Research at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

10/2013 – 09/2014

research assistant at the Institute of Developmental Psychology at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

10/2002 – 02/2009

Study of psychology (Diplom) at the University of Konstanz



Seit 08/2019

Neuropsychologist at Dr. Ackermann (out-patient psychological and neuropsychological practice), Bad Homburg, Hessen

Seit 01/2019

Neuropsychologist at the in-patient neurological clinic Vitos Weil-Lahn Weilmünster, Hessen

03/2018 – 12/2018

Neuropsychologist at the in-patient rehabilitation clinic MedicalPark Bad Camberg, Hessen

Seit 04/2017

Neuropsychologist the psychiatric in- and out-patients clinic of the Main-Kinzig-Kliniken Schlüchtern/ Gelnhausen, Hessen

10/2014 – 06/2016

Psychologist at reIntegro (out-patient visiting rehabilitation), Frankfurt 

05/2009 – 09/2013

Neuropsychologist at the in-patient rehabilitation clinic Kliniken Schmieder, Gailingen, Baden-Württemberg



Florack, J., Abele, C., Baisch, S., Forstmeier, S., Garmann, D., Grond, M., Hornke, I., Karakaya, T., Karneboge, J., Knopf, B., Lindl, G., Müller, T., Oswald, F., Pfeiffer, N., Prvulovic, D., Poth, A., Reif, A., Schmidtmann, I., Theile-Schürholz, A., Ullrich, H., & Haberstroh, J. (2023). Project DECIDE, part II: decision-making places for people with dementia in Alzheimer’s disease: Supporting advance decision-making by improving person-environment fit. BMC Medical Ethics, 24(1), 26. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-023-00905-0

Baisch, S., & Kolling, T. (2022). Elders' expectations and experiences with a companion-type robot: Ethical expectations. In Hakli et al. (Eds.) Social Robots in Social Institutions. IOS Press (p.60-69). https://doi.org/10.3233/FAIA220604

Baisch, S., et al. (2022). Project DECIDE, part 1: Increasing the amount of valid advance directives in people with Alzheimer’s disease by offering advance care planning — A prospective double-arm intervention study. BMC Medical Ethics, 23, 132 (online first). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-022-00854-0

Baisch, S., & Kolling, T. (2021). Roboter in der Therapie – Vom Demonstrationsobjekt zum Psychotherapeuten. In O. Bendel (Hrsg.), Soziale Roboter. Technikwissenschaftliche, wirtschaftswissenschaftliche, philosophische, psychologische und soziologische Grundlagen. Springer.

Dudek, S., Baisch, S., Kolling, T., & Knopf. M. (2020). ‘This isn’t me’ – The role of age-related self- and user-images for robot acceptance by elders. International Journal of Social Robotics, online first. doi: 10.1007/s12369-020-00678-1

Baisch, S. (2018). The Relevance of User Characteristics for the Acceptance of Socially Assistive Robots by Elders. Promotionsschrift. Goethe-Universität.

Baisch, S., Kolling., T., & Knopf, M. (2018). Dynamic interplay between general experience and robot-specific expertise at older adults’ first encounter with a robot: Implications for robot design. Gerontechnology 17, 215-231. Doi: 10.1007/gt.2018.

Baisch, S., Kolling., T., Rühl, S., Klein, B., Pantel, J., Oswald, F., & Knopf, M. (2018). Emotionale Roboter im Pflegekontext. Empirische Analyse des bisherigen Einsatzes und der Wirkungen von Paro und Pleo. Zeitschrift für Geriatrie und Gerontologie, 51, 16-24. doi: 10.1007/s00391-017-1346-8

Baisch, S., Kolling, T., Schall, A., Selic, S., Rühl, S., Kim, Z., Klein, B., Pantel, J., Oswald, F., & Knopf, M. (2017). Acceptance of social robots by elder people: Does psychosocial functioning matter? International Journal of Social Robotics, 9, 293-307. doi: 10.1007/s12369-016-0392-5

Baisch, S., Kolling, T., & Knopf, M. (2017). Factors impacting on older and younger people’s perceptions of elderly robot users. Innovations in Aging, 1(Suppl. 1), 1190. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.4332

Kolling, T., Baisch, S., Schall, A., Selic, S., Rühl, S., Kim, Z., Klein, B., Pantel, J., Oswald, F., & Knopf, M. (2016). What is emotional in emotional robotics? In S. Tettegah & Y. Garcia (Hrsg.). Emotions, Technology & Health, Amsterdam: Elsevier (S. 85-103).

Noble, A.J., Baisch, S., Covey, J., Mukerji, N., Nath, F., & Schenk T. (2011). Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – Patients' fears of recurrence are related to the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder. Neurosurgery, 69, 323-332; Diskussion 332-333.

Baisch S.B., Schenk T. & Noble A.J. (2011). What is the cause of post-traumatic Stress disorder following subarachnoid haemorrhage? Post-Ictal Events are Key. Acta Neurochirurgica (Wien), 153, 913-22.

Mukerji, N., Holliman, D., Baisch, S., Noble, A., Schenk, T., & Nath F. (2010): Neuropsychologic impact of treatment modalities in subarachnoid hemorrhage: Clipping is no different from coiling. World Neurosurgery 74, 129-38.

Noble, A.J., Baisch, S., Mendelow, A.D., Allen L., Kane, P., & Schenk T. (2008): Posttraumatic stress disorder explains reduced quality of life in subarachnoid hemorrhage patients in both the short and long term. Neurosurgery, 63, 1095-104; Diskussion 1004-5.

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