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Prof. Dr. Anja Hilbert, PhD

​​Telephone: 0341 - 97 15361
Fax:           0341 - 97 15359

Publications since 2013




Habilitation (tenure track qualification) in Psychology, specifically Clinical Psychology and Psychological Therapy, Philipps University of Marburg
​2000Ph.D. in Psychology, Philipps University of Marburg
Diploma in Psychology; Studies of Psychology at Philipps University of Marburg and at University of Nancy, France


Professional Experience

​since 9/2011

Professor of Behavioral Medicine, Leipzig University Medical Center, IFB AdiposityDiseases

Scientific Co-Director of the IFB AdiposityDiseases
Psychological Director of the IFB Outpatient Unit

​2010 – 2011


Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Co-Director of the Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Unit
Chair of the Academy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Youth Board of the Institute for Family Research and Counseling
​2005 – 2009

Head of the Junior Researchers Group "Psychosocial, Ethical, and Legal Consequences of Genetic Research on Obesity" funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Philipps University of Marburg
​2004 – 2005
Assistant Professor for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bielefeld
​2003 – 2004

Research Associate in multicenter clinical research projects funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, USA
​2000 – 2003
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist, Christoph Dornier Foundation Marburg
​2000 – 2002

Postdoctoral Researcher in a research project on cognitive disturbances and cognitive-behavioral therapy of binge eating disorder funded by the German Research Foundation, Philipps University of Marburg, University of Siegen
​1996 – 1999

Researcher in a research project on the psychophysiological reactivity to stress in bulimia nervosa funded by the German Research Foundation, Philipps University of Marburg


Psychological Therapy

​since 2009Supervisor of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
​2004Licensure as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist
​1997 – 2003
Postgraduate Cognitive-Behavioral Training, Cognitive-Behavioral Institute Frankfurt

Residency in Psychiatry, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine, USA
→ Training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment
​since 2000
Trainer for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders at various institutes and locations
​1994 – 1996
Degree in Client-Centered Counseling, Institute for Scientific Client-Centered Therapy, Frankfurt



  • Clinical psychology in children, adolescents, and adults
  • Eating disorders and obesity
  • Stigma reduction curriculum
  • Trauma and dissociation
  • Psychological interventions and prevention
  • Diagnosis of mental disorders
  • Dialectical behavior therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy
  • Social skills training
  • Gender studies
  • Body image curriculum
  • Psychosocial implications of genetic research on obesity

Honors and Awards

​since 2015​President-Elect of the Eating Disorders Research Society (EDRS)
​since 2015
​Leader of the Evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of binge eating disorder work group (AWMF)
​since 2015
​Scientific Board of the Academy's for Eating Disorders Annual Congress 2017 in Prague
​President of the 4th Scientific Congress of the German Eating Disorders Society (DGESS) in Leipzig
​Christina Barz Research Award for the identification and early intervention on childhood eating disorders
​since 2012​President of the German Society for Eating Disorders
​since 2012
​Board member of the German Society for Behavioral Medicine and Behavior Modification 
​since 2010
​Co-chair of the Position Paper Committee of the Academy for Eating Disorders
​since 2010​Board member of the German Society for Eating Disorders
​2010 – 2011​Board member of the Swiss Psychological Society
​Advisor of the German S3-Guidelines of Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders

​Invitation to an Expert Talk "Does the size of a binge matter?" at the Conference of the DSM-V Eating Disorder Work Group, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, March 2009, Washington DC
​2005 – 2007
​Organization of scientific symposia, funded by the Philipps University of Marburg
​1999 – 2000​Fellow of the Protestant Study Foundation Villigst
​1992 – 1993​Student grant of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD


Editorial Appointments


  • Obesity Facts. The European Journal of Obesity (Associate Editor)
  • International Journal of Eating Disorders (Editorial Board)
  • European Eating Disorders Review (Editorial Board)
  • Der Psychotherapeut (Editor)
  • Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie (Editorial Board)
    • Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie (Editorial Board)
    • Adipositas (Editorial Board)

Special Issues

  • Hilbert, A. & Martin, A. (Hrsg.) (2015). Der psychotherapeutische Prozess. Der Psychotherapeut, 60, 185-215.
  • Hilbert, A. (Hrsg.) (2014). Psychotherapie bei Essstörungen. Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie: Sonderheft.
  • Hilbert, A. (ed.) (2010). Stigmatization of Obesity. Obesity Facts: Special Issue.
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