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

2021
Paper

Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., Schupp, H. T., Renner, B. (2021) Memorable meals: The memory-experience gap in day-to-day experiences. PLoS ONE 16(3). e0249190. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0249190

2021
Paper

Villinger, K., Wahl, D., Engel, K., Renner, B. (2021). Nudging sugar portions: a real-world experiment. BMC Nutr 7, 65. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40795-021-00473-9

2020
Paper

Spiller, A., Renner, B., Voget-Kleschin, L., Arens-Azevedo, U., Balmann, A., Biesalski, H. K., ... & Weingarten, P. (2020). Promoting sustainability in food consumption–Developing an integrated food policy and creating fair food environments. Executive summary and synthesis report. Berichte über Landwirtschaft-Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft. https://www.buel.bmel.de/index.php/buel/article/view/339/536

2020
Paper

Blumenschein, M., Debbeler, L. J., Lages, N. C., Renner, B., Keim, D. A., El-Assady, M.(2020). V-plots: Designing hybrid charts for the comparative analysis of data distributions. Computer Graphics Forum, 39(3), 1-13.

 

2020
Book chapter
Debbeler, L. J., Wahl, D. R., Villinger, K. & Renner, B. (2020). Die Bedeutung der Gesundheitskommunikation in der Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung. In: M. Tiemann & M. Mohokum (Hrsg.), Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung (S. 1-11). Berlin, Deutschland: Springer. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-55793-8_13-1
2020
Paper

Gideon, A., Sauter, C., Fieres, J., Berger, T., Renner, B., & Wirtz, P. H. (2020). Kinetics and interrelations of the renin aldosterone response to acute psychosocial stress: a neglected stress system. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 105(3), e762-e773. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgz190.

2020
Paper

Rempe, H. M., Sproesser, G., Hannink, A., Skurk, T., Brandl,  B., Hauner, H., Renner, B., Volkert , D., Sieber, C. C., Freiberger, E., Kiesswetter, E. (2020). The relationship between healthy eating motivation and protein intake in community-dwelling older adults with varying Functional Status. Nutrients, 12(662), 1-18. doi: 10.3390/nu12030662

2020
Paper

Giese, H., Stok, F. M., & Renner, B. (2020). Early social exposure and later affiliation processes within an evolving social network. Social Networks, 62, 80-84. doi: 10.1016/j.socnet.2020.02.008

2020
Paper

Imhof, M. A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2020). Strong health messages increase audience brain coupling. NeuroImage, 216, 1-12.doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116527

2020
Paper

Spiller, A., Renner, B., Voget-Kleschin, L., Arens-Azevedo, U., Balmann, A., Biesalski, H. K., ... & Weingarten, P. (2020). Politik für eine nachhaltigere Ernährung: Eine integrierte Ernährungspolitik entwickeln und faire Ernährungsbedingungen gestalten. Berichte über Landwirtschaft-Zeitschrift für Agrarpolitik und Landwirtschaft. https://www.buel.bmel.de/index.php/buel/article/view/308/513

2020
Paper

Szymczak, H., Keller, L., Debbeler, L.J., Kollmann, J., Lages, N.C., Gollwitzer, P.M., Schupp, H.T., & Renner, B. (2020). An increase in vigorous but not moderate physical activity makes people feel they have changed their behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1-12. Doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01530

2020
Paper

Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., Butscher, S., Müller, J., Reiterer, H., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2020). Do we know what we enjoy? Accuracy of forecasted eating happiness. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1187. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01187

2020
Paper

Wahl, D. R., Villinger, K., Blumenschein, M., König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., Sproesser, G., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2020). Why we eat what we eat: Assessing dispositional and in-the-moment eating motives by using Ecological Momentary Assessment. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 8(1), 1-14. doi: 10.2196/13191

2020
Paper

Wunsch, K., Eckert, T., Fiedler, J., Cleven, L., Niermann, C., Reiterer, H., Renner., B., & Woll, A. (2020) Effects of a collective family-based mobile health intervention called “SMARTFAMILY” on promoting physical activity and healthy eating: Protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Publications, 9(11), e20534. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/20534

2020
Paper

Ziesemer, K., König, L. M., Boushey, C. J., Villinger, K., Wahl, D. R., Butscher, S., Müller, J., Reiterer, H., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2020). Occurrence of and reasons for „missing events“ in mobile dietary assessments: Results from three event-based EMA studies. JMIR mHealth & uHealth, 8(10), e15430. doi: 10.2196/15430 

2019
Paper

Giese, H., Stok, F.M., & Renner, B. (2019). Perceiving college peers' alcohol consumption: Temporal patterns and individual differences in overestimation. Psychology & Health, 34, 147-161. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2018.1514118

2019
Paper

Klusmann, V., Sproesser, G., Wolff, J., & Renner, B. (2019). Positive self-perceptions of aging promote healthy eating behavior across the lifespan via social-cognitive processes. Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74, 735―744. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbx139

2019
Paper

König, L. M., & Renner, B. (2019). Boosting healthy food choices by meal colour variety: Results from two experiments and a just-in-time Ecological Momentary Intervention. BMC Public Health, 19, 975. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7306-z

2019
Paper

König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., & Renner, B. (2019). Quantifying actual and perceived inaccuracy when estimating the sugar, energy content and portion size of foods. Nutrients, 11(10), 2425. doi: 10.3390/nu11102425

2019
Paper

Martínez J., Weingarten P., Balmann A., Birner R., Christen O., Gauly M., Grethe H., Latacz-Lohmann U., Nieberg H., Pischetsrieder M., Renner B., Schmid JC., Spiller A., Taube F., & Voget-Kleschin L. (2019). Möglichkeiten, Ansatzpunkte und Grenzen einer Verwaltungsvereinfachung der Gemeinsamen Agrarpolitik der EU. Berichte über Landwirtschaft. Sonderheft 226, 2019. doi: 10.12767/buel.v97i2.246.g421

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