Stine Alpheis

Scientific collaborator

  • born 1993 in Hamburg
  • M. Sc. Psychology
  • cand. Dr. rer. nat.



Research interests

  • Movement disorders and movement learning
  • Perfectionism, stress-vulnerability and resilience
  • Adverse childhood experiences and parental bonding
  • Music performance anxiety

Current projects

  • the influence of different childhood experiences on stress-vulnerability and movement learning in musicians
  • the role of the stress-network in the development of musician's dystonia
  • resting state connectivity of limbic networks in musicians with focal dystonia


  • 2020-present - PhD Student at the Center of Systems Neuroscience Hannover
  • 2016-2020 - M. Sc. at Freie Universität Berlin (“Clinical Psychology”)
  • 2018 - Erasmus Semester, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2013-2016 - B. Sc. at Medical School Berlin (“Psychology”)

Work experience

  • 2020-present - Research Assistant at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians‘ Medicine
  • 2020-present - regular lectures and workshops concerning „Performance Anxiety in Musicians” and “Musicians’ Health”

Awards and funding

  • Research Award 2022 of the German Association for Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine
  • PhD Fellow at Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst e.V.


  • 2017-2019 - Member of the board of junge norddeutsche philharmonie e.V.
  • 2015-2017 - Member of the board of junge norddeutsche philharmonie e.V. and musicians‘ coordinator of the orchestra
  • Member of several German youth orchestras


Stine Alpheis

Office: Schiffgraben 48
Postal address: Neues Haus 1
30175 Hanover

Phone +49(0)511 - 3100-572
Fax +49(0)511 - 3100-557


Alpheis, S., Altenmüller, E., & Scholz, D. S. (2022). Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Perfectionism on Musician’s Dystonia: A Case Control Study. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, 12(1), 8.

Last modified: 2023-10-12

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