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Verena Kohlbrenner MSc BSc

Verena has conducted research on goal pursuit, motivation and emotion, planned interventions on behaviour change, and was involved in projects on risk perception and effective risk communication. Her research interests include pyschosocial determinants of health, global mental health and choice architecture. She is currently working at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) within the Department of Health, Education and Social Protection, within the programme to foster innovation, learning and evidence in its HIV and health programmes.


Most recently, she was involved in a joint research project with WHO on cholera prevention in Chad. She is experienced with quantitative and qualitative research methodology and statistics.


With a master’s degree in Psychology from Konstanz University and a master’s degree in Global Health form Karolinska Institutet, she has conducted research in the field of health and social psychology, global mental health and health behaviour change.

She is fluent in German and English.