Tilman Reinelt received a diploma in Psychology (equivalent to a M. Sc.) from the University of Hamburg, Germany. During his PhD he worked at the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education and he received a Dr. rer nat. (PhD) from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Before joining the NGN Research Center he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation at the University of Bremen.
His research is centered on the cognitive and social-emotional development of children and adolescents at risk for health problems, reduced well-being, academic underachievement, or limited social participation. These risks include social disadvantages during early childhood, neurodevelopmental and chronic disorders (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obesity), and experiences of escape and resettlement. He is interested in which factors contribute to a resilient development. In particular, he is focusing on the role of self-regulation (e.g., delay of gratification, executive functions, emotion regulation) and the home learning environment (e.g., parent-child interactions).
Research focus areas
- Early child development
- Developmental psychopathology
- Migration and social disparities in child and youth development
- Effects of human milk on mother-child brain activation