Annika qualified as a dentist from the University of Bonn, Germany, in late 2015.
She has started her research work during her time as a student in Bonn and therefore got offered a teaching and research position at the University of Bonn. In early 2016 she started working in the Department of Periodontology, Operative and Preventive Dentistry in Bonn, which included undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical work and research responsibility.
In September 2018, she joined the University of Birmingham as a full time Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Oral Surgery. Teaching, as well as clinical and research work are main parts of her duty here at the University of Birmingham.