Prof. Dr. Britta Renner

Professor

Psychological Assessment and Health Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Konstanz P.O. Box 47
D-78457 Konstanz
 

Office: G524
Office hours: upon arrangement
Tel.: +49 (0) 7531 88 4679
Email: britta.renner [at] uni-konstanz.de

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Research interests

see Research

Education

2004 Habilitation in Psychology
University of Greifswald
2000 Ph.D. in psychology (Dr. phil.)
Free University of Berlin
1993 Diploma in psychology (Dipl.-Psych.)
Free University of Berlin

Professional experience

2007 - present Professor of Psychological Assessment & Health Psychology (W3)
Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz
2004 - 2007 Professor of Psychology
Jacobs Center for Lifelong Learning & Institutional Development, Jacobs University Bremen
2000 - 2004 Assistant Professor (C1), Personality Psychology & Psychological Assessment
Department of Psychology, University of Greifswald
1999 - 2000 Research Scientist & Lecturer, Personality Psychology & Psychological Assessment
Department of Psychology, University of Greifswald
1997 - 1999 Research Scientist & Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology & Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, Free University of Berlin
1993 - 1996 Doctoral Student, Department of Educational Psychology & Health Psychology
Department of Psychology, Free University of Berlin

Scientific Achievements, Activities

2019 - present Vicepresident of the German Nutrition Society (DGE)
2019 - present Member of the senate, University of Konstanz
2019 - present Member of the Advisory Board, Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität (KL), Austria
2018 - present Board of Directors and Principal Investigator (PI), DFG-Cluster of Excellence 2117 "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour", University of Konstanz
2018 - present Member of the Advisory Board, Stiftung für gesundheitliche Prävention Baden-Württemberg
2018 - present Speaker of the Study Group "Nutrition behaviour research" of the German Nutrition Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung, DGE)
2018 - present Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Agrarpolitik, Ernährung und gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz, WBAE), Germany
2015 - present Member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural Policy at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat für Agrarpolitik, Ernährung und gesundheitlichen Verbraucherschutz, WBAE), Germany
2015 - 2021 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Competence Cluster Nutrition Research Berlin-Potsdam (NutriAct)
2014 - 2018 Mentor of the ProProfessur Program for young female researchers of the universities in Hessen (University of Frankfurt, University of Darmstadt, University of Marburg), Germany
2013 - 2018 Mentor of the ProFiL-Program for young female researchers of the universities in Berlin (TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and HU Berlin), Germany
2012 - 2015 Coordinator of the group "risk communication" of the BMBF funding measure "Risk Management of Emerging Compounds and Pathogens in the Water" (RiskWA)
2010 Vice Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Konstanz, Germany
2009 - 2011 Chair of the Department of Psychology, University of Konstanz, Germany
2008 - 2017 Board of Directors Lurija Institute of Rehabilitation Science
2007 - 2011 Chair of the Subdivision Health Psychology of the German Psychological Association (DGPs)
2006 - 2010 President and Past President of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Honors and Awards

2015 - present Fellow of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)
2015 Science award culinary art 2015 (Wissenschaftspreis Kulinaristik)
2000 & 2021 "LUKS" award for excellent teaching, University of Konstanz, Germany
2010 - present Fellow of the Associations of Psychological Science (APS)
2001 Marie-Schlei Dissertation award, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

External funds (last five years)

2015 - 2018 Speaker of the DFG research unit "The Dynamics of Risk - Perception and Behaviour in the Context of Mental and Physical Health" (Riskdynamics), together with Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp
2015 - present Speaker of the interdisciplinary BMBF research project "Individual and context-based real-time interventions promoting normal eating and physical activity through mobile technology" (SMARTACT), together with Prof. Dr. Harald Schupp
2014 - 2017 EU-JPI research project DEDIPAC, Speaker of work package 2.1 with 24 consortium partners from 11 countries of the EU

 

Editorial and Peer-Reviewing Activities

Member of the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie (executive editor 2012-2014)

Member of the editorial board of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine: an Open Access Journal

Member of the editorial board of Health Psychology Review; Journal of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being

Ad hoc reviewer for Anxiety, Stress, and Coping; Basic and Applied Social Psychology; British Journal of Health Psychology; British Journal of Nutrition; Cognition & Emotion; Diagnostica; Enviroment & Behavior; European Journal of Personality; European Journal of Psychological Assessment; European Journal of Social Psychology; Experimental Psychology; Familial Cancer; Health Education Research; Health Psychology; Health Psychology Review; Health, Risk & Society; International Journal of Behavioural Medicine; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Applied Social Psychology; Journal of Individual Differences; Journal of Positive Psychology; Journal of Public Health; Memory; Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin; Positive Psychology; Public Health Nutrition; Psychologische Rundschau; Psychology & Health; Psychology, Health & Medicine; Risk Analysis; Social Cognition; Social & Preventive Medicine; Social Science & Medicine; Vaccine; Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie; Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie; Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie; Zeitschrift für Psychologie

Grant reviewer for DAAD, DFG, Humboldt Foundation, EU, Economic and Social Research Council (UK), The Leverhulme Trust (UK), Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg, Netherlands Organisation of Health, Research and Development (ZonMw), Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Schweizer Nationalfonds (Switzerland)

Membership in Professional Organizations

Current Teaching Activities

see Teaching

 

Publications

2022
Book chapter

Salewski, C. & Renner, B. (2022). Gesundheitspsychologie. In: Schütz, A., Brand, M. & Steins-Loeber, S. (Hrsg.), Psychologie - Eine Einführung in ihre Grundlagen und Anwendungsfelder (S. 232-245). Stuttgart, Deutschland: Kohlhammer. 6., überarbeitete Auflage.

2022
Paper
Sproesser, G., Bhangaokar, R., Ruby, M. B., Fischler, C., Rozin, P., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2022). Traditional and modern eating in older adults: A comparison between an urban and rural sample from Gujarat, Western India. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 10(1), 818–836. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2022.2116327
2022
Paper

Villinger, K., Wahl, D.R., Debbeler, L.J., Koller, J.E., Brünecke, I., Lages, N.C., Schupp, H.T., Renner, B. (2022). Using Ecological Momentary Assessment to study variations in daily experiences and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. European Health Psychologist 22(4). https://ehps.net/ehp/index.php/contents/article/view/3380

2021
Paper

Betsch, C., Korn, L., Burgard, T., Gaissmaier, W., Felgendreff, L., Eitze, S., ... & Bosnjak, M. (2021). The four weeks before lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany: a weekly serial cross-sectional survey on risk perceptions, knowledge, public trust and behaviour, 3 to 25 March 2020. Eurosurveillance, 26(42), 2001900. https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2021.26.42.2001900

2021
Paper
Brandes M, Muellmann S, Allweiss T, et al. (2021). Evidence-based primary prevention and health promotion: methods and procedures in 5 research consortia. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz. 64(5):581-589. https//doi.org/10.1007/s00103-021-03322-z
2021
Paper

Cátia Branquinho, Marta Reis, Julia Koller, Catarina Noronha, Karoline Villinger, Gina Tomé, Harald Schupp, Fábio Botelho Guedes, Britta Renner, Ana Cerqueira, Susana Gaspar, Adriano Almeida, Tania Gaspar, & Margarida Gaspar de Matos (2021).  Viver sob a pandemia COVID-19: Destaques do estudo internacional EUCLID em Portugal. Revista Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças, 22(3), 802-815. https://doi.org/10.15309/21psd220303

2021
Paper
Debbeler, L. J., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Pessimistic health and optimistic wealth distributions perceptions in Germany and the UK: Evidence from an online-survey. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1306. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11355-x
2021
Paper

Giese, H., Gamp, M., Stok, F. M., Gaissmaier, W., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Contagious Health Risk and Precautionary Social Distancing. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 685134. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.685134

2021
Paper

Koller, J. E., Lages, N. C., Villinger, K., Schupp, H. T., König, L. M. & Renner, B. (2021). COVID-19: Schlimmer als gedacht? Wie und warum sich das wahrgenommene Risiko von Infektionskrankheiten im Laufe der Zeit verändert. Das In-Mind Magazin, 2. Retrieved from https://de.in-mind.org/article/covid-19-schlimmer-als-gedacht-wie-und-wa...

2021
Paper
Koller, J. E., Villinger, K., Lages, N. C., Brünecke, I., Debbeler, J. M., Engel, K. D., Grieble, S., Homann, P. C., Kaufmann, R., Koppe, K. M., Oppenheimer, H., Radtke, V. C., Rogula, S., Stähler, J., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2021). Stigmatization of Chinese and Asian-looking people during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. BMC Public Health, 21. Article 1296. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11270-1
2021
Paper

Kollmann, J., Benyamini, Y., Lages, N.C., Renner, B. (2021). The role of personal risk experience—An investigation of health and terrorism risk perception in Germany and Israel. Risk Analysis. http://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13804

2021
Paper

Kollmann, J., Nussbeck, F. W., Lages, N. C., Debbeler, L. J., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Lack of reassurance after unexpected positive health risk feedback–an analysis of temporal dynamics. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 9(1), 322-337. https://doi.org/10.1080/21642850.2021.1913168

2021
Paper

König, L. M.*, Sproesser, G.*, Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Preference for intuition and deliberation in eating decision-making: Scale validation and associations with eating behavior and health. British Journal of Health Psychology, 26, 109-131. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjhp.12460 *Both authors contributed equally

2021
Paper

König, L. M., Koller, J. E., Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., Ziesemer, K., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2021). Investigating the Relationship between Perceived Meal Colour Variety and Food Intake across Meal Types in a Smartphone-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment. Nutrients, 13(3), 755. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13030755

2021
Paper

König, L. M., Attig, C., Franke, T., & Renner, B. (2021). Barriers to and facilitators for using nutrition apps: A systematic review and conceptual framework. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 20037. https://doi.org/10.2196/20037

2021
Paper

Lages*, N. C., Villinger*, K., Koller, J. E., Brünecke, I., Debbeler, J. M., Engel, K. D., ... & Renner, B. (2021). The relation of threat level and age with protective behavior intentions during Covid-19 in Germany. Health Education & Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198121989960. *authors contributed equally

2021
Paper

Lages, N. C., Debbeler, L. J., Blumenschein, M., Kollmann, J., Szymczak, H., Keim, D. A., Schupp, H. T. & Renner, B. (2021). Dynamic risk perceptions in times of avian and seasonal influenza epidemics: A repeated cross‐sectional design. Risk Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.13706

2021
Paper
Martinez, J., Spiller, A., Renner, B., Voget-Kleschin, L., Grethe, H., Arens-Azevêdo, U., Balmann, A., Biesalski, H.-K., Birner, R., Bokelmann, W., Gauly, M., Latacz-Lohmann, U., Nieberg, H., Pischetsrieder, M., Qaim, M., Schmid, J. C., Taube, F., & Weingarten, P. (2021). Faire Ernährungsumgebungen gestalten: Zugleich eine Replik auf die Stellungnahme von di Fabio zum WBAE-Gutachten “Politik für eine nachhaltigere Ernährung.” Zeitschrift für das gesamte Lebensmittelrecht : ZLR, 48(5), 589–614.
2021
Paper

Renner, B., Arens-Azevêdo, U., Watzl, B., Richter, M., Virmani, K., & Linseisen, J. (2021). DGE-Positionspapier zur nachhaltigeren Ernährung. Ernahrungs Umschau 68(7). https://doi.org/10.4455/eu.2021.03

2021
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Renner, B., Arens-Azevêdo, U., Watzl, U., Richter, M., Virmani, K., & Linseisen, J. (2021). DGE position statement on a more sustainable diet. Ernährungs-Umschau: Forschung & Praxis, 68(7), 144-154.

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