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Dr. Julia Roick


Institut für Medizinische Soziologie

room 026b (Erdgeschoss)
Magdeburger Str 8
Halle (Saale)

phone: +49 345 557 1136

wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

research interests

  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Social inequalities in cancer
  • Quality of life and social determinants after head and neck cancer
  • Quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • Self-efficacy, test anxiety and academic performance among students


  • SupaTeen (Social inequalities in the participation and activity in children and adolescents with leukemia, brain tumors and sarcomas)
  • ACE (Health and social consequences of adverse childhood experiences. An innovative approach of understanding adult health risks)
  • RITA (Overcome learning distress through a correct rate of learning)

Curriculum vitae

  • Since April 2016
    Research associate, Institute of Medical Sociology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle/Saale, Germany
  • 2015 - 2016
    Research associate at the chair of behavioral sciences, key skills and competency development, project „ProKOMPASS – competence profiles of freshmen“, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • 2012 - 2015
    Research associate at the Department of      Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, project „stepped care – optimizing psycho-oncological care provision      by structured screening and diagnosis “, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2012 - 2013
    Research associate at the Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, project „psychological comorbidity and psychosocial care after partial laryngectomy“, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • 2010 - 2012
    Student assistant at the Department of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, project „multicentric prospective study of the psychosocial situation of laryngectomized cancer patients and their relatives: social withdrawal, mental health and speech quality during the first 3 years after surgery“, University of Leipzig, Germany


  • since 2020
    Part-time study of psychology (M.Sc.) at the FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 2015 - 2020
    Doctorate with the degree Dr. rer. med. at the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig
  • 2011 - 2020
    Part-time study of psychology at the FernUniversität in Hagen, Degree: Bachelor of Science (Thesis topic: Control beliefs as mediators between education and quality of life in patients with breast, prostate, colon and lung cancer)
  • 2005 - 2012
    Study of sociology with psychology as secondary subject at the University of Leipzig/Germany and Karlstad/Sweden, Degree: diploma (Thesis topic: Social capital and quality of life. A quantitative study of the influence of social capital on the quality of life of chronically ill using the example of laryngectomy)


Courses in the field of human medicine:

  • Course medical sociology
  • Cross-sectional area 3: Health Economics, Healthcare, and Public Health Care

Courses in the field of economic sciences:

  • Module key competences: behavior & personality

Reviews for Journals

  • BMC Psychology
  • European Journal of Oncology Nursing
  • Head & Neck
  • Health Science Reports
  • HNO
  • International Journal of Educational Research
  • International Journal of Oncology Research
  • Journal of Cancer Survivorship
  • Journal of Public Health Research
  • Journal of Symptom and Pain Management
  • Learning and Individual Differences
  • Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
  • Supportive Care in Cancer


  • Project award from the student body of the      medical faculty of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg with the      project „RITA - Overcome learning distress through a correct rate of learning      “