Habitat Unit

Senior Researcher 

Dr. Parichehr Scharifi 


Room: A619
T + 49 30 314 29 877
Mobile + 49 17 62 328 2330

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Parichehr Scharifi has finished her Ph.D. in 2023 at TU-Berlin She has analyzed the effect of intervention manuals for rehabilitation of DUI (Driving under the influence) offenders in groups with the focus of the resources (Grawe, 1999) and empowerment of the DUIs participations. 

Since 2010, she has been working as a traffic psychologist and behavioral therapist in Germany. She finished her study in clinical psychology in 1995 in Iran. After six years of working as a researcher at the University of Social Welfare and the Ministry of Health in the field of rehabilitation and prevention of psychological diseases, with a focus on drug abuse, she has decided to continue her profession in Germany and started studying health and clinical psychology at the University of Leipzig in 2001. After finishing her study in 2006, she continued her further education in psychotherapy (behavioral therapy) with a focus on scheme therapy and ACT in Berlin and Leipzig. During her further education, she learned traffic psychology at Dekra Academy in Berlin and worked as a traffic psychologist for Dekra Academy in different cities in Germany. She translated the main book of traffic psychology (Verkehrspychologie im automobilen Straßenverkehr) from German to Persian language in 2011 and sent it to the first National Congress of Traffic Safety in Iran. After introducing and publishing this book in Iran, she had some workshops for the University of Social Welfare, in cooperation with UNICEF Iran. Currently, she is a researcher at the Technical University of Berlin. She has writing and managing some projects in Iran, Germany and Africa and with the friendly cooperation of the “German Traffic Safety Control”, the “Institute of Educational Measures Hamburg”, UNICEF, UNDP and the Traffic Psychology International Organization. The last researches at TU Berlin was leading the work package Usability and UX in highly automated shuttles in Berlin, and TRANS-SAFE; Transformin Road Safety in Africa.

Education +

2018 – 2022          
Ph.D. student in health and traffic-psychology, University Leipzig, TU Berlin   

2010 – 2011            
Continuing Education as Professional Trainer in Traffic Psychology, Dekra Academy, Berlin

2008 – 2015            
Continuing Education of Psychotherapy (behavioral, schema therapy and ACT), IPT Leipzig, DGVT Berlin and University of Bern

2006 – 2008            
Scientific assistant, University Leipzig, Health Psychology dep.

Diplom - Psychologe (M. Sc. In Psychology)

2002 – 2006          
Student, clinical and health psychology, University Leipzig

1990 – 1995          
Student, clinical psychology, Azad University Tehran, Iran

Graduated High School (natural science), Teheran, Iran 

Employment History+

Teacher at CBS International Business School

2022 – present  
Scientist at the Technical University of Berlin – Habitat Unit

2018 – 2022          
Scientist at the Technical University of Berlin (ZTG) – Usability   and UX in highly automated Shuttle

2015 – present    
Psychotherapist and Traffic Psychologist in private practice 

2016 – 2017          
Part-time therapist in cardiological rehab. center, Berlin

2010 – 2018        
Traffic psychologist at Dekra Academy Berlin

2011 – 2018          
State-approved trainer of special courses for alcohol, drug and traffic offenders

2011 – 2016      
Psychological consultant of Women-Center in Berlin

2009 – 2013          
Clinical psychotherapist in different psychosomatic medical  hospitals, Leipzig, Kassel and Berlin

Research Projects+

2022 – present        
TRANS-SAFE - Transformin Road Safety in Africa, TU-Berlin

2018 – 2022                
Shuttle & Co, Usability and UX in highly automated shuttles, TU Berlin

Invited Referent in the first national conference of Road Safety, Iran

Invited Referent “ Workshop in Traffic Psychology for social workers”, Iran

Forschungsprojekt Ressourcendiagnostik, Leipzig

2006 – 2007                
Neuropsychiatric Undergraduate Research Practis (Vigilanz, EEG und fMRT)

1998 – 1999                
Rapid Assessment Survey of Drug Abuse in Iran (Koop. UNDCP)

Teaching Activities+

Lecturer in CBS – Cologne International Business School

2010 – present    
Lecturer, stress management in hospitals and private practice

Guest-Lecturer, Acceptance and Usability Methods in Autonomous Shuttle, Technical University of Dresden

Guest-Lecturer, smoking cessation program

Guest-Lecturer, The role of traffic psychologists for safe mobility in Kaunas, Lithuania (Erasmus+) 

Since 2016        
Lecturer of the therapy method “Acceptance and Commitment Therapy” (ACT), Institute for Mindfulness, Berlin

Since 2015        
Publishing different articles concerning traffic psychology issues for “German Magazine of Traffic Safety” with focus on empirical resources-analyzing in Traffic-psychological interventions 

Coordinator of scientific and governmental exchange (Traffic Psychology), delegation from Iran in cooperation with UNICEF-Tehran

Guest-Lecturer, University of Applied Science Coburg, Institute of Intercultural Psychology

Translator of the book “Traffic Psychology in Automobile Traffic. An introduction to overviews” from German into Persian language


Stefano De L., et al. (2021): Transportation Systems for Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive and Secure Cities", IntechOpen Ltd

Scharifi, P., Liemandt, T., Kollbach, B. & Reschke, K. (2017): Results of Empirical Resource Analysis in Traffic Psychology Interventions (IFT Course, DEKRA Academy GmbH) – a pilot study. Magazine for Traffic Safety 63, 2, pp. 88-92. 

Scharifi, P., Liemandt, T., Reschke, K. & Kollbach, B. (2016): Empirical resource- analysis in Traffic psychological interventions (IFT course, DEKRA Academy GmbH) – a pilot study. Magazine for Traffic Safety, 62, 3, pp. 89-91. 

Scharifi, P. (2011): Translation of the Book “Verkehrspsychologie im automobilen Straßenverkehr, Konrad Reschke u.a. 2008“ https://www.civilica.com/PdfExport-TRAFFICSAFETY01_086=نگاهی-به-روانشناسی-ترافیک-در-آلمان.pdf