Anja Philipp joined the School of Education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 2017. She has graduated in Psychology from the University of Leipzig (Germany) and has received her PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology from the University in Freiburg (Germany). She worked at universities in Germany (University of Freiburg & University of Frankfurt) before joining UKZN.
Her research focus includes teacher Occupational Health and Wellbeing with a particular emphasis on the effects of self-regulation strategies and emotion regulation strategies of teachers. She also focuses on proactive behaviours of teachers in relation to teacher characteristics, school leadership and school atmosphere. A substantial part of her research is quantitative. Her statistical background includes analysing Structural Equation Models, multilevel models as well as modelling of longitudinal data.
She presented her work at national and international conferences (incl. EARLI, EAWOP, AERA), has published her work in national and international journals (incl. Teaching and Teacher Education, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology), and has gained experience in writing successful funding proposals (German Research Foundation (DFG), National Research Foundation (NRF)). In addition to that, she is an ad hoc reviewer for several journals (incl. Teaching and Teacher Education, Current Psychology).
A vital part of her work is the supervision of postgraduate students, and she is very dedicated to the facilitation cohort support for PhD candidates as well as to mentoring emerging academics.