Jun.-Prof. Dr. Laura M. König, University of Bayreuth
Dr. Laura M. König received her PhD in health psychology from the University of Konstanz. Prior to joining the University of Bayreuth in 2020, she was a DFG-funded research fellow at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include psychological determinants of health behaviours with a specific focus on eating, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour. With her research, she aims to contribute to the development of health behaviour interventions that can be implemeted at scale to improve health at the population level.
Professor Becca Krukowski, University of Virginia
Dr. Becca Krukowski obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont, and she is a Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at UVA and co-lead of the Community Based Health Equity research program. The primary goal of her research is to increase access to health behavior interventions through technology, with a particular focus on treatment engagement, self-monitoring, and feedback. In her research, she loves questioning the way that we have always conducted our interventions, in order to decrease participant burden, improve efficiency and hopefully increase access. Her latest research projects have focused on weight management, smoking cessation, and medication adherence.
Professor Emmanuel Kuntsche, La Trobe Univeristy
Professor Emmanuel Kuntsche, the Director of the Centre for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR) at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, has been trained in Psychology (Universities of Jena and Bamberg, Germany), Sociology (University of Jena, Germany), Public Health (University of Maastricht, the Netherlands), and Statistics (University of Essex, UK). He is an expert in the intergenerational transmission of alcohol-related cognition from early childhood into adolescence. He is currently also investigating alcohol exposure in digital media with the artificial intelligence algorithm he developed. He has led or contributed to more than 60 national and international research projects and has obtained more than 11 million Euros of research funding. He has received career awards and personal funding from major agencies in Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the international Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol.
Dr. Max J. Western, University of Bath
Dr Max Western is a Behavioural Scientist whose research focusses on healthy ageing and the ways to use digital technologies for supporting health behaviour change. In particular, Dr Western has experience in developing, optimising and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions aimed at supporting lifestyle behaviours such as physical activity and exercise as a means to prevent poor physical and mental health. Dr Western focuses much of his research on older adults, and has led or collaborated on several projects exploring how to engage at risk populations such as those with pre-frailty or mild cognitive impairment in lifestyle behaviours to maintain independence and good quality of life. Dr Western also researches the equality of benefit of digital interventions and the psychological processes that can help bridge the digital divide between people of high and low socioeconomic status.
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