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

2018
Paper
Stok, M., Renner, B., Allan, J., Boeing, H., Ensenauer, R., Issanchou, S., Kiesswetter, E., Lien, N., Mazzocchi, M., Monsivais, P., Stelmach-Mardas, M., Volkert, D., & Hoffmann, S. (2018). Dietary behavior: An interdisciplinary conceptual analysis and taxonomy. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1689. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01689
2017
Book chapter

Renner, B., Gamp, M., & Thaler, S. (2017). Kommunikation und Bildungsmaßnahmen. Risikomanagement von neuen Schadstoffen und Krankheitserregern im Wassekreislauf: Praxishandbuch. Frankfurt a. M.: Dechema.

2017
Paper

Arbit, N., Ruby, M., Sproesser, G., Renner, B., Schupp, H., & Rozin, P. (2017). Spheres of moral concern, moral engagement, and food choice in the USA and Germany. Food Quality and Preference, 62, 38-45. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2017.06.018

2017
Paper
Becker, C. A., Flaisch, T., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). From thirst to satiety: The anterior mid-cingulate cortex and right posterior insula indicate dynamic changes in incentive value. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 234. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00234
2017
Paper

Brug, J., van der Ploeg, H. P., Loyen, A., Ahrens, W., Allais, O., Andersen, L. F., ..., Renner, B., Roos, G., van den Berg, M., Schulze, M. B., Steinacker, J. M., Stronks, K., Volkert, D., Lakenveld, J., & on behalf of the DEDIPAC consortium (2017). Determinants of diet and physical activity (DEDIPAC): A summary of findings. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14(1), 150. Doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-017-0609-5

2017
Paper
Giese, H., Stok, F. M., & Renner, B. (2017). The role of friendship reciprocity in university freshmen's alcohol consumption. Applied Psychology: Health and Well‐Being, 9 (2), 228–241. doi:
2017
Paper

Imhof, M. A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). How real-life health messages engage our brains: Shared processing of effective anti-alcohol videos. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 12 (7), 1188–1196. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nsx044

2017
Paper

König, L. M., Giese, H., Stok, F. M., & Renner, B. (2017). The social image of food: Associations between popularity and eating behavior. Appetite, 114, 248-258. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.039

2017
Paper
Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. T. (2017). Health risk perception and risk communication. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 4 (2), 163-169. doi: 10.1177/2372732217720223
2017
Paper

Sproesser, G., Klusmann, V., Ruby, M. B., Arbit, N., Rozin, P., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2017). The positive eating scale: Relationship with objective health parameters and validity in Germany, the USA, and India. Psychology & Health, 33, 313-339. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2017.1336239

2017
Article, Paper

Sproesser, G., Klusmann, V., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2017). Self-other differences in perceiving why people eat what they eat. Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1- 10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00209

2017
Paper
Stok, F. M., Hoffmann, S., Volkert, D., Boeing, H., Ensenauer, R., Stelmach-Mardas, M., Kiesswetter, E., Weber, A., Rohm, H., Lien, N., Brug, J., Holdworth, M., & Renner, B. (2017). The DONE framework: Creation, evaluation, and updating of an interdisciplinary, dynamic framework 2.0 of determinants of nutrition and eating. PLoS One, 12(2), e0171077. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171077
2017
Paper

Symmank, C., Mai, R., Hoffmann, S., Stok, F. M., Renner, B.,Lien, N., & Rohm, H. (2017). Predictors of food decision making: A systematic interdisciplinary mapping (SIM) review. Appetite, 110, 25-35. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.11.023

2017
Paper

Wahl, D. R.*, Villinger, K.*, König, L. M., Ziesemer, K., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2017). Healthy food choices are happy food choices: Evidence from a real life sample using smartphone based assessments. Scientific Reports, 7, 17069. doi:  10.1038/s41598-017-17262-9 *both authors contributed equally

2017
Paper

Wahl, D. R., Villinger, K., Sproesser, G., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2017). The behavioral signature of snacking – a visual analysis. European Health Psychologist, 19(5), 355-356. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16570.90567

2016
Paper

Becker, C.A., Flaisch, T., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. (2016). Neural correlates of the perception of spoiled food stimuli. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 1-11. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00302

2016
Conference Paper

Butscher, S., Wang, Y., Mueller, J., Ziesemer, K., Villinger, K., Wahl, D., König, L., Sproesser, G., Renner, B., Schupp, H. T., & Reiterer, H. (2016). Lightweight visual data analysis on mobile devices - Providing self-monitoring feedback. Paper presented at VVH 2016 - 1st International Workshop on "Valuable visualization of healthcare information": from the quantified self data to conversations (in conjunction with AVI '16), Bari, Italien.

2016
Paper

Gamp, M., & Renner, B. (2016). Pre-feedback risk expectancies and reception of low-risk health feedback: Absolute and comparative lack of reassurance. 8 (3), 364 - 385. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being. doi: 10.1111/aphw.12076

2016
Book chapter

Gamp, M., Debbeler, L.-J., & Renner, B. (2016). Risikokommunikation im Internet. In F. Fischer & A. Krämer (Hrsg.), eHealth in Deutschland: Anforderungen und Potenziale innovativer Versorgungsstrukturen. Berlin: Springer.

2016
Paper

Klusmann, V., Musculus, L., Sproesser, G. & Renner, B. (2016). Fulfilled emotional outcome expectancies enable successful adoption and maintenance of physical activity. Frontiers in Psychology. 6, 1- 10. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01990

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