PhD (Dr. phil.)
2012 - 2014

Leuphana University Lueneburg, title: "Setting-based quality development in health promotion and prevention"

Magister Scientiae (M.Sc.)
2005 - 2009

Europe University Flensburg, major field of study: Health Psychology and Health Education

Dipl. Gesundheitswirt
2000 - 2005

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Science, major field of study: Health Promotion and Prevention

Work Experience​

Profesor (full)
2018 - Present​

Professor for Health Communication and Information at Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Deputy Head of Unit
2016 - 2018​

Deputy head of the unit "research and quality development" at the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA)

Postdoc Researcher
2013 - 2016​

Center fo Applied Health Science at Leuphana University Lueneburg

2012 - 2013

Consultant for strategic development at Health Holding Lueneburg

Research Assistant
2008 - 2012

Center fo Applied Health Science at Leuphana University Lueneburg

Membership and professional roles

  • Co-Chair of the research group of the Schools for Health in Europe (SHE) network
  • Co-Chair of the interest group “Health Literacy in School” of the International Health Literacy Association (IHLA)
  • Coordinator of the COVID-Health Literacy research network
  • Chair of the working group “Digital Health Promotion & Prevention” of the German Society of Social Medicine & Prevention
  • Member of the German Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) study group
  • Co-Convenor of network 8 “Health and Wellbeing Education” of the European Educational Research Association
  • Member of the leadership team of the Public Health Centre Fulda
  • Head of the Bachelor´s programme (B.Sc.) “Health Promotion” at Fulda University of Applied Sciences
  • Member of the editorial board of the journal “Health Education”
  • Associate Editor of Frontiers Public Health, Section “Health Promotion and Education”

Add-hoc journal reviews

  • Bundesgesundheitsblatt – Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz
  • Das Gesundheitswesen
  • European Journal of Health Psychology
  • Frontiers in Public Health
  • GMS Journal for Medical Education
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion International
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Iternational Journal of Medical Informatics
  • Journal of Adolescence
  • Journal of Medical Internet Research
  • Journal of Public Health
  • Nutrients
  • Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung