Dr. phil. Martina Hubacher


Dr Phil Martina Hubacher

Dr. phil. Martina Hubacher is a psychologist and neuroscientist. She specializes in cognitive rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis patients and conducts research on epilepsy in children and adolescents.

Dr. phil. Martina Hubacher studied psychology at the University of Basel, where she earned a Master of Science in psychology with a focus on cognitive and neurosciences in 2010. She received her doctorate in psychology in 2015 with her doctoral thesis titled “Kognition und kognitive Rehabilitation bei Jugendlichen und Erwachsenen mit Multipler Sklerose” (Cognition and Cognitive Rehabilitation in Youth and Adolescents with Multiple Sclerosis). The work was published in cooperation with University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB) and the Department of Neurology at University Hospital Basel.

Dr. Hubacher has been working at NeuroCentre Bellevue in Zurich since 2014 and conducts research at UKBB in Basel in the field of brain plasticity in children and adolescents with epilepsy. She is the author of several scientific studies.

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2017 – present
Practitioner, NeuroCentre Enge
2015 – present
Psychologist at NeuroCentre Bellevue
2015 – present
Research associate in the Department of Neuropediatrics at University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB)
Research associate in the Department of Neuropediatrics at University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB)
2010 – 2014
Assistant in the Faculty of Psychology, Department of General Psychology and Methodology, University of Basel
Internship at the Psychiatry Clinic for Children and Youth (KJPK), Basel
2008 – 2010
Academic assistant in the Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel, Department of General Psychology and Methodology; focus on cognitive and brain science
Restructuring of inventory, Egro Industrial Systems AG, Niederrohrdorf
2004 – 2005
Case administrator, Pilger Medizin-Elektronik AG, Zofingen
2002 – 2008
Tutor at Nachhilfezentrum SPICK, Rothrist
2001 – 2004
Helper at PluSport, a Swiss sports association for people with disabilities

Doctor of Philosophy, Dr. phil.
2010 – 2015
Dissertation: “Cognition and cognitive rehabilitation in adult and juvenile patients with Multiple Sclerosis” under Prof. Dr. K. Opwis and PD Dr. I-K Penner (University of Basel, Department of General Psychology and Methodology)
Functional MR imaging (SPM), Hamburg (DE)
2011 – 2012
Curriculum 01/2011 psychotherapy and Swiss Multiple Sclerosis Society (SMSG)
Certification: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Module 1; University Hospital Basel
Certification: Measuring Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC)
2008 – 2010
Master of Science (MSc) in psychology, major: Cognitive and Brain Sciences, University Basel
Master’s thesis: “Cognitive remediation of working memory in schizophrenia: Effectiveness of the computerized training tool BrainStim”
2005 – 2008
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in psychology, University of Basel
Bachelor’s thesis: “Aufmerksamkeitsdefizite bei Epileptikern” (Attention Deficits in Epileptics)
2000 – 2004
Kantonsschule Zofingen, subjects: psychology, philosophy, education. Elective: visual design

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