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As a psychologist, I know that good learning experiences are the beginning of growth and development processes. Acknowledging that everyone has their own background and current state of knowledge, I attempt to motivate my students by encouraging them to practice critical reflection and integrative thought that can be tapped into both in the classroom and beyond.


Throughout my academic career, I have had the opportunity to teach multiple courses and supervise students at all levels. Every time I enter a classroom or a meeting with students, I look forward to the mutual learning experience ahead.




Master seminar “Reducing social discrimination” – Fall 2023, 2019, 2018

Department of Psychology, Uni Bern

Professional MBA residency “Inclusion and diversity” – Spring 2023

Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Master seminar “Gender from a social psychological perspective” – Fall 2020

Department of Psychology, Uni Bern

Bachelor seminar “Stereotypes and prejudice” – Spring 2016

Department of Psychology, Uni Bern

Supervision of Junior Researchers

Co-supervision of 1 Ph.D. student at Uni Bern – 2017 to 2023

Supervision of 3 Honours’ thesis students at UBC – 2021 to 2023

Supervision of >10 Master’s thesis students at Uni Bern – 2017 to present

Supervision of >15 research assistants at Uni Bern – 2017 to present

Outreach (selected)

​​I have had the ​opportunity to participate in a number of outreach opportunities that have reached a diverse audience. Sharing my passion about scientific research and its findings with organizations and the broader society alike is one of my favorite parts of the work I do. Over the last years, I appreciate having been invited for a wide range of outreach and knowledge transfer opportunities (selection of talks below).

Nater, C. (2023, November 2). The costs and consequences of gender bias in the workplace. Colloquia series of the Vetsuisse Faculty. University of Bern, Switzerland.


Nater, C. (2023, June 8; June 12; June 14). Unbewusste Vorurteile: Ursprung und Auswirkungen von Gender Biases [Unconscious biases: Origins and consequences of gender biases]. Mitarbeitenden-Workshops des Eidgenössisches Department für Verkehr, Umwelt, Energie und Kommunikation (UVEK).

Nater, C. (2023, January). Gender Diversity and Inclusion in STEM. Guest lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada.

Nater, C. (2022, April). Herausforderung Gender Diversity: Ursprung und Auswirkungen von Gender Bias [The challenge of gender diversity: the origins and consequences of gender biases]. Kadertagung des Bundesamts für Zivilluftfahrt BAZL, Flughafen Zürich, Switzerland.

Nater, C. (2021, December). «Unconscious biases»: Ursprung und Auswirkungen für die Arbeitswelt [«Unconscious biases»: Origins and consequences for the workplace]. Kadertagung des Bundesamts für Raumentwicklung ARE, Switzerland. (delivered remotely) 

Nater, C. (2021, June). Teilnahme an der Kadertagung des Eidgenössisches Department für Verkehr, Umwelt, Energie und Kommunikation (UVEK) mit Schwerpunkt Geschlechterdiversität, in Magglingen, auf Einladung der Bundesrätin Simonetta Sommargua. [Participation at the management conference of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC) on gender diversity, in Magglingen, by invitation from the Federal Council Simonetta Sommargua]. 

Nater, C. (2021, June) Vorurteile und Stereotype und deren Auswirkungen in der Rekrutierung und Entwicklung von Mitarbeitenden [Prejudices and stereotypes and how they may affect recruitment and development of employees]. HR-Tagung des Eidgenössischen Departments für Verkehr, Umwelt, Energie und Kommunikation (UVEK), Switzerland. (delivered remotely due to Covid-19)

Nater, C. (2021, June) «Gender Biases» in Rekrutierung und Beförderung: Wirkungsvolle Massnahmen und Tools [Gender biases in recruitment and promotion: Effective measures and tools]. Werkplatz Égalité des Kantons Bern, Switzerland. (delivered remotely due to Covid-19)

Nater, C. (2020, January). Geschlechtsstereotype und ihre Auswirkungen im beruflichen Kontext [Gender stereotypes and their implications for the workplace]. Neue Helvetische Gesellschaft, Switzerland.Nater, C. (2019, September). Frauenquoten im europäischen Vergleich: Wie erfolgreich sind sie? [Comparing gender quotas across Europe: How successful are they?]. Faculty of Law, University of Lucerne, Switzerland. 

Nater, C. (2019, March). Do affirmative action measures help or hinder the development of gender balance in leadership positions in the long-run? INSEAD Business School, Singapore.

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