M.Sc. Helen op 't Roodt

Masters in Psychology

Externe PhD-Student


Postadresse: Goethe Universität · Institut für Psychologie · Abt. Sozialpsychologie Hauspostfach 74 · 60323 Frankfurt

e-Mail: helen.optroodt@gmail.com

Sprechstunde: Nach Absprache


I am Helen, an external PhD student in the Department of Social Psychology at Goethe University Frankfurt, and I am conducting research on the topic of social identification and identity leadership in virtual teams. In particular, I would like to focus on investigating factors that lead to effective collaboration in virtual teams. In addition to my PhD, I work as a freelancer for a consulting firm in Munich.


Since July 2021: External doctoral student at Goethe University Frankfurt a. M., Department of Social Psychology

2020-2021: Master of Science in Psychology at Philipps-Universität Marburg with a focus on industrial and organizational psychology

2016-2020: Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Konstanz with one semester abroad at the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Social Identity Theory
  • Remote work and virtual teams
    • Success factors for virtual teams
    • Leadership (especially Identity Leadership) in virtual teams