Adjunct professor for Social and Environmental Psychology at the University of Zurich
Major Research Areas
Behavioral change in large populations in the development context:
drinking water consumption; use of sanitation facilities; hygiene behavior; behavior change campaigns; behavior change guidelines;
Diffusion of innovations:
household and community filter for arsenic or fluoride; Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS); improved sanitation;
Agent based simulation of behavior change:
attitude change; behavior in groups; assessment of behavior change campaigns;
Participation in community processes:
satisfaction with process and outcomes; intention to participate; formative evaluation;
2004 Titular professor for Social- and Environmental Psychology at the University of Zurich.
1998 Postdoctoral thesis and qualification as university professor in psychology at the University of Zurich.
1990 Doctorate in psychology, Dr. phil. I, University of Zurich.
1986 Lizentiat (Master’s Degree) in psychology with thesis in social psychology, University of Zurich.
1980 Diploma (Master’s Degree) in zoology with thesis in ethology, University of Zurich.
Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology, Simulation, Integrated Assessment and Modeling (SIAM), senior researcher and group leader, Modeling Social Systems (2002-present)
University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology, Department of Social Psychology, Assistant Professor, 1998 - 2002
University of Kassel, Department of Psychology and Center for Environmental Systems Research, Visiting Professor 1997 - 1998
University of Zurich, Institute of Psychology, Department of Research Methods, Research Assistant 1992 - 1997
2008 - 2009 Co-Organizer of the 8th Biennial Conference of the Environmental Psychology Division of the German Association of Psychology (8. Tagung der Fachgruppe Umweltpsychologie), September 6th - 9th, 2009, in Zürich, Switzerland.
Since 2006 Member of the Division 34 'Population and Environmental Psychology' of the American Psychological Association
Since 2005 Member of the European Social Simulation Association
1994 - 2001 Member of the Senatskommission Nachdiplomstudium Umweltwissenschaften / Nebenfach Umweltwissenschaften, University of Zurich
1997- 2001 Member of the board of the Environmental Psychology Division of the German Association of Psychology
Since 1999 Editorial Advisory Board Member of the journal ‚Umweltpsychologie‘