Dorothée Grevers, B.Sc.

Center for Space Medicine Berlin
Charité Cross Over
Charitéplatz 1 
10117 Berlin

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Dorothée Grevers joined the Center as a Research Associate in August 2016. Since then she has engaged in a variety of projects across the numerous research areas of the Center and is especially interested in space medicine, psychologically extreme environments, and the neuroscience and psychology of extreme environments.

She has an international background having grown up in numerous countries around the world and has degrees in a variety of academic disciplines. She majored in Pre-Med and minored in Music as an undergrad and studied Criminology and Criminal Psychology as a post-grad, in addition to following courses in psychology, mathematics, philosophy, and neuroscience.

Aided by her experience in writing and editing, Dorothée investigates how different extreme environments impact the mind and brain.

She is currently the Principal Investigator of the ESA-supported and DLR-financed project called SWICE – Sexual Wellbeing and Sexual Security in Isolation and Confinement, which is currently taking place at the Concordia research station on Antarctica.

Research Projects

  • 2021-… – Co-ICOOLFLY – External Peripheral Cooling as a Stabilizing Cardiovascular Countermeasure in Micro- & Hypergravity – DLR
  • 2019-… – Co-IDevIAT – The Development of an IAT to Measure Implicit Theories in Males Associated with Sexual Aggression Towards Females – ESSM (For more info, click here)
  • 2018-… – PI – SWICE – Sexual Wellbeing & Sexual Security in Isolation & Confinement – ESA
  • 2018-2019 – Co-ICOOLSPIN – External Peripheral Cooling as a Stabilizing Cardiovascular Countermeasure in Hypergravity – DLR
  • 2018-… – Co-ICELSS – Core Temperature & Circadian Rhythms in Long-Term Space Flight – ACC/DLR


Journal Articles
Merati, G., Bonato, M., Agnello, L., Grevers, D., Gunga, H-C., Mendt, S., & Maggioni, M.A. (2021) Occupational disorders, daily workload, and fitness levels among fitness and swimming instructors. Front Public Health. 2021 Jun 9;9:666019. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.666019. PMID: 34169057; PMCID: PMC8217866.

Rijkers, G.T., Bimmel, D., Grevers, D., den Haan, N., & Hristova, Y. Consumer perception of beneficial effects of probiotics for human health. Benef Microbes. 2013 Mar 1;4(1):117-21. PMID: 23434950 DOI: 10.3920/BM2012.0050

Book Chapters
Grevers, D. & Gunga, H.-C. (2020) “Defining and Defying Extreme Environments” (Chp. 8) In: Gunga, H.-C., Human Physiology in Extreme Environments. (2nd ed.) San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Gunga, H.-C., Opatz, O., Steinach, M., Grevers, D., & Kirsch, K.A. (2019) “Weltraummedizin und -biologie.” (“Space Medicine and Biology”) (Chp. 7.6) In: Ley, W., Wittman, K., Hallmann, L. (eds.) Handbuch der Raumfahrttechnik. (Handbook of Space Technology). (5th ed.) Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag.