M.Sc. Didem Sedefoglu

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Research Assistant
Pfannkuchstraße 1
34121 Kassel
Room: 3290
Phone: +49 561 804-6082
Office hours: by arrangement

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014 - 2018 University of Kassel, Studies of Economics and Business Administration (Bachelor of Science)
  • 2018 - 2021  University of Kassel, Studies of Business, Psychology & Management (Master of Science)
  • 2018 - 2020 University of Kassel, department for business psychology, student assistant
  • Since 2021 University of Kassel, research assistant

Research focus

  • Leadership in times of crisis
  • Empathy in leadership communication
  • AI and Leadership
  • Wellbeing at work

Theses on the above topics are available. Please contact us if you are interested.

Current courses

  • Evidence-Based Management (Master's level, Summer term 2021-2023).
  • Introduction to Business Psychology (Bachelor's level, Winter term 2021).


  • Sedefoglu, D., Ohly, S. (2023). Can AI make leaders more empathetic? An experimental investigation on leadership communication and the influence of AI. Presentation at the 21st EAWOP Congress in Katowice, Poland. 
  • Sedefoglu, D., Ohly, S. (2022). Female leaders do it better? A longitudinal analysis of consideration, initiating structure and wellbeing outcomes during COVID-19. Presentation at the 52nd Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) in Hildesheim, Germany.
  • Sedefoglu, D., Ohly, S., Schmitt, A. & Göritz, A. (2022). Employee Wellbeing in Times of Crises - the Role of Leadership.Presentation at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium in Mykonos, Greece.