Simone Kauffeld completed her studies of psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau and the University of Marburg. Later, she received her Ph.D. at the University of Kassel. After a visiting scholarship at the City University of New York, she held a professorship at the University of Applied Sciences, Northwestern Switzerland. In 2007, she accepted the offer of professorship at the TU Braunschweig.
In her research, Simone Kauffeld focuses on the topics of competences, team and leadership, career and coaching and organisation and work design. In her many years of teaching and lecturing experience, Simone Kauffeld has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, and across disciplines. Additionally, she holds numerous lectures outside of the academic context. In 2008, she founded in cooperation with German Lorenzo and the transfer company of the Technical University Braunschweig, Prof. Dr. KAUFFELD & LORENZO (former 4 A-SIDE GmbH). The consultancy operates from Braunschweig and Jerez (Spain) and combines psychological and IT expertise to provide companies with profitable solutions.
As a former member of the TU Braunschweig’s Executive Board (2012-2018), Simone Kauffeld has been in charge of the divisions: teaching and diversity. In this position, she established innovative programs like “Innovative Teaching” and “Media Education”. Moreover, she built newly programs for prospective and international students, including those honored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and a subsidiary of the Donors’ Association for German Science (Stifterverbandstochter Bildung & Begabung). In 2019, 2021 an 2023, Simone Kauffeld was honored with the title of “one of the forty leadingHR-minds in Germany” in the category “scientists”.