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

2014
Review

Renner, B. & Gamp, M. (2014). Krisen- und Risikokommunikation (Crisis and Risk Communication). Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, 9(3), 230-238. doi:10.1007/s11553-014-0456-z

2014
Paper

Sproesser, G., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2014). The bright side of stress induced eating: Eating more when stressed but less when pleased. Psychological Science. 25(1), 58-65. doi:10.1177/0956797613494849

2013
Paper

Barth, A., Schmälzle, R., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. (2013). Neural correlates of risk perception: HIV vs. leukemia. Frontiers in Bahavioral Neuroscience. 7, 1-8. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00166

2013
Paper

Giese, H., Juhász, R., Schupp, H., & Renner, B. (2013). Kann man Popularität und Freundschaft essen? Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie, 21(2), 71–81. doi:10.1026/0943-8149/a000092

2013
Paper

Hartung, F.-M. & Renner, B. (2013). Perceived and actual social discrimination: The case of overweight and social inclusion. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-5. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00147

2013
Paper

Hartung, F.-M., & Renner, B. (2013). Social curiosity and gossip: Related but different drives of social functioning. PLoS ONE, 8 (7), 1-9 . doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069996

2013
Paper

Schmälzle, R., Häcker, F., Renner, B., Honey, C., J., & Schupp, H. (2013). Neural correlates of risk percerption during real-life risk communication. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(25), 10340-10347. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5323-12.2013

2012
Paper

Betsch, C., Brewer, N. T., Brocard, P. Davies, P., Gaissmaier, W., Haase, N., Leask, J., Renkewitz, F., Renner, B., Reyna, V. F., Rossmann, C., Sachse. K., Schachinger, A., Siegrist, M. &, Stryk, M. (2012). Opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 for vaccination decisions. Vaccine, 30 (25), 3727-3733. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.02.025

2012
Paper

Gutiérrez-Doña, B., Renner, B., Reuter, T., Giese, H., & Schubring, D. (2012). Health behavior education, e-research and a (H1N1) influenza (Swine Flu): bridging the gap between intentions and health behavior change. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 46, 2782 – 2795. doi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.565

2012
Paper

Renner, B., & Reuter, T. (2012). Predicting vaccination using numerical and affective risk perceptions: The case of A/H1N1 influenza. Vaccine, 30(19), 7019–7026. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.09.064

2012
Paper

Renner, B., Hankonen, N., Ghisletta, P., & Absetz, P. (2012). Dynamic psychological and behavioral changes in the adoption and maintenance of exercise. Health Psychology, 31, 306-315. doi: 10.1037/a0025302

2012
Paper

Renner, B., Schmälzle, R., & Schupp, H.T. (2012). First impressions of HIV risk: It takes only milliseconds to scan a stranger. PLoS ONE7, 7(1), 1-8. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030460

2012
Paper

Renner, B., Sproesser, G., Klusmann, V., & Schupp, H. (2012). Die Konstanzer Life-Studie. Adipositas, 6, 123-124.

2012
Paper

Renner, B., Sproesser, G., Strohbach, S., & Schupp, H. (2012). Why we eat what we eat: The Eating Motivation Survey (TEMS). Appetite, 59, 117-128. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.04.004

2012
Paper

Taut, D., Renner, B., &  Baban, A. (2012). Reappraise the situation but express your emotions: Impact of emotion regulation strategies on ad libitum food intake. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 1-7. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00359

2011
Paper

Flaisch, T., Häcker, F., Renner, B., & Schupp, H. (2011). Emotion and the processing of symbolic gestures: An event-related brain potential study. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6(1), 109-118. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsq022

2011
Paper

Hartung, F.-M. & Renner, B. (2011). Social curiosity and interpersonal perception: A judge x trait interaction. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37(6), 796-814. doi 10.1177/0146167211400618

2011
Book chapter

Renner, B., & Schupp, H. (2011). Food deprivation: A neuroscientific perspective. In V. Preedy (Hrsg.). Handbook of Behavior, Food and Nutrition (pp. 2239-2257). New York: Springer-Press.

2011
Book chapter

Renner, B., & Schupp, H. (2011). The perception of health risks. In H. S. Friedman (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

2011
Paper

Reuter, T. & Renner, B. (2011). Who takes precautionary action in the face of the new H1N1 influenza? Prediction of who collects a free hand sanitizer using a health behavior model. PLoS ONE, 6(7), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022130

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