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Dieter Wolke, Dipl.Psych. Ph.D (Professor)

Dieter Wolke


Professor (Department of Psychology and Division of Mental Health & Wellbeing (WMS))


Developmental pathways leading to developmental psychopathology, social and emotional development, biological at risk children (very preterm children), school and sibling bullying, infant regulatory problems (crying, feeding, sleeping) and parenting.

Main Research Areas:


RECAP preterm

Bayerische Entwicklungsstudie

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Representative Publications:

  • Dantchev, S., & Wolke, D. (2019 online first). Trouble in the nest: Antecedents of sibling bullying victimization and perpetration. Developmental Psychology. doi:
  • Croft, J., Heron, J., Teufel, C., Cannon, M., Wolke, D., Thompson, A.,Houtepen, L., Zammit, S. (2019). Association of trauma type, age of exposure, and frequency in childhood and adolescence with psychotic experiences in early adulthood. JAMA Psychiatry, 76(1), 79-80. doi:
  • Bilgin, A., Baumann, N., Jaekel, J., Breeman, L. D., Bartmann, P., Bäuml, J. G, Avram, M., Sorg, C., Wolke, D. (2018 - early view). Early Crying, Sleeping, and Feeding Problems and Trajectories of Attention Problems From Childhood to Adulthood. Child Development, 0(0).
  • Jaekel, J., Baumann, N., Bartmann, P., & Wolke, D. (2018). Mood and anxiety disorders in very preterm/very low–birth weight individuals from 6 to 26 years. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(1), 88-95. doi: 
  • Grothe, M. J., Scheef, L., Bäuml, J., Meng, C., Daamen, M., Baumann, N., Zimmer, C., Teipel, S., Bartmann, P., Boecker, H., Wolke, D., Wohlschläger, A., Sorg, C. (2017). Reduced Cholinergic Basal Forebrain Integrity Links Neonatal Complications and Adult Cognitive Deficits After Premature Birth. Biological Psychiatry, 82(2), 119-126. Doi: 
  • Wolke, D. (2017). Cyberbullying: how big a deal is it? The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, 1(1), 2-3. doi:


Supervisor to: 
Nicole Baumann
Ahuti Das (2nd Supervisor)
Robert Eves
Eva Liu