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

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

2019
Paper

Rempe, H., Sproesser, G., Gingrich, A., Spiegel, A., Skurk, T., Brandl, B., Hauner, H., Renner, B., Volkert, D., Sieber, C. C., Freiberger, E., & Kiesswetter, E. (2019). Measuring eating motives in older adults with and without functional impairments with The Eating Motivation Survey (TEMS). Appetite. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.01.024.

2019
Paper
Schmälzle, R., Hartung, F. M., Barth, A., Imhof, M. A., Kenter, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2019). Visual cues that predict intuitive risk perception in the case of HIV. PloS one, 14(2), e0211770. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211770
2019
Paper
Schmälzle, R., Imhof, M. A., Kenter, A., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2019). Impressions of HIV risk online: Brain potentials while viewing online dating profiles. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience,14(2), 1-15. doi: 10.3758/s13415-019-00731-1
2019
Paper

Sproesser, G., Moraes, J. M. M., Renner, B., & Alvarenga, M. S. (2019). The Eating Motivation Survey in Brazil : Results from a sample of the general adult population. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1–9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02334

2019
Paper

Sproesser, G., Ruby, M. B., Arbit, N., Akotia, C. S., Alvarenga, M. d. S., Bhangaokar, R., Renner, B. (2019). Understanding traditional and modern eating: The TEP10 framework. BMC Public Health, 19, 1606. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7844-4

2019
Review

Villinger, K.*, Wahl, D. R.*, Boeing, H., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2019). The effectiveness of app-based mobile interventions on nutrition behaviours and nutrition-related health outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 20 (10), 1465-1484. doi:10.1111/obr.12903 *both authors contributed equally

2018
Paper

Debbeler, L. J., Gamp, M., Blumenschein, M., Keim, D. A., & Renner, B. (2018). Polarized but illusory beliefs about tap and bottled water: A product- and consumer-oriented survey and blind tasting experiment. Science of the Total Environment, 643, 1400-1410. Advance online publication. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.06.190

2018
Paper

Gamp, M., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2018). Risk perceptions after receiving multiple risk feedback. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(9), 1350-1363. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0146167218767877

2018
Other

König, L. & Renner, B. (2018). Junge Forschung: Iss bunt = Iss gesund. Ernährungsumschau, 9(65), M480.

2018
Paper

König, L. M., & Renner, B. (2018). Colourful = healthy? Exploring meal colour variety and its relation to food consumption. Food Quality and Preference, 64, 66-71. doi: 10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.10.011

2018
Paper

König, L. M., Sproesser, G., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2018). Describing the process of adopting nutrition and fitness apps: Behavior stage model approach . JMIR mHealth & uHealth , 6(3), e55. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.8261

2018
Conference Paper
Blumenschein, M., Behrisch, M., Schmid, S., Butscher, S., Wahl, D. R., Villinger, K., Renner, B.R., Reiterer, H., & Keim, D. A. (2018). SMARTexplore: Simplifying High-Dimensional Data Analysis through a Table-Based Visual Analytics Approach. IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST)
2018
Paper
Sproesser G., Ruby M.B., Arbit N., Rozin P., Schupp H. T., Renner B. (2018). The Eating Motivation Survey: Results from the USA, India and Germany. Public Health Nutrition, 21, 515-525. doi:10.1017/S1368980017002798
2018
Paper

Sproesser, G., Imada, S., Furumitsu, I., Rozin, P., Ruby, M., Arbit, N., Fischler, C., Schupp, H.T., & Renner, B. (2018). What constitutes traditional and modern eating? The case of Japan. Nutrients, 10, 118. doi:10.3390/nu10020118

2018
Paper

Stok, F. M., Junghans, A., de Ridder, D. T. D., Renner, B., & Evers, C. (2018). How highlighted utensils influence consumption in a dark setting. Psychology & Health, 33, 1302-1314. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2018.1494832

2018
Paper
Stok, F. M., Mollen, S., Verkooijen, K. T., & Renner, B. (2018). Editorial: Unravelling social norm effects: How and when social norms affect eating behavior. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 738. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00738
2018
Review

Stok, F. M., Renner, B., Clarys, P., Lien, N. Lakerveld, J. & Deliens, T. (2018). Understanding eating behavior change during the transition from adolescence to young adulthood: A literature review. Nutrients, 10(6), 667. doi: 10.3390/nu10060667

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