LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Jannika John, M.Sc.

In my research I aim to examine the complex and dynamic nature of excellence development in sports, music, and mathematics from a biographical, life story perspective.

Retrospective, longitudinal studies on talent development usually examine certain variables at specific time points and not the whole biography. In my research project, I assume that these longitudinal studies depict only one part of the picture. With these methodological designs, one cannot capture the factors that high-achieving individuals themselves retrospectively consider as relevant for their own development.  As a result, one highly fruitful source for talent/giftedness research, namely the high-achievers’ own construal of relevant parameters for their success, is basically neglected.

I am particularly interested in investigating the impact of significant life events on the developmental pathways of high-achieving individuals.

Being a member of the LEAD Graduate School enriches my research through offering a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. In the same way, I am confident that I can make a valuable contribution to LEAD’s innovative research due to my interdisciplinary academic background.

Curriculum Vitae

Since 10/2018
Associated member of the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Since 12/2017
Editorial’s Assistant of the European Journal for Sport and Society

Since 07/2017
Academic staff at the Institute of Sport Science, University of Tübingen

Master of Science ‘Family and Consumer Sciences’ with an emphasis on Nutrition, Lamar University, United States

Master of Science ‘Kinesiology’, Lamar University, United States

Bachelor of Science ‘Scientific Principles of Sport’, TU München