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Kathrin Kirchner joined DTU in 2018 as an Associate Professor. Her research focuses on the impact of innovative digital technologies in the workplace, especially in digital platform work and hybrid knowledge work. Furthermore, she is interested in the impact of artificial intelligence at the workplace, also in connection to employees' well-being. She is Co-Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Workplace Health Management (IF=2.2) and a member of the Editorial Board of Electronic Markets - The International Journal on Networked Businesses (IF=8.5).

In teaching, she designed the course "From Analytics to Action" which focuses on challenges companies face when introducing and using AI/data analytics and how these challenges can be better understood and overcome. She is involved in the course "Innovation Pilot" on bachelor level, and is designing a new course on "Leadership with data". She is supervising PhD students, bachelor and master theses around artificial intelligence and hybrid work.

Before joining DTU, she was a Professor in Information Systems at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, where she taught topics like business process management, data management and process analytics, and cultural influence on business and project management. Furthermore, she had a Postdoc position at the University Hospital Jena, Germany, where she was involved in research projects about process intelligence and process mining in healthcare. She received her Ph.D. in Information Systems from Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, with research in predictive maintenance and spatial analytics.

Other information

Language Skills:
English, German, Danish

Research areas

Kathrin Kirchner's research focuses on the impact of innovative digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality at the workplace, e.g., in hybrid work, virtual collaboration, and algorithmic management. She is interested in how digital platforms and virtual reality influence team collaboration and thus the well-being of employees and managers. Furthermore, she has researched and published in the fields of data analytics and business process modeling.  In 2022, she received a Distinguished Fellowship Award from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, for a research project about algorithmic management - focusing on platform work.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Information Systems, PhD, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Computer Science (Master), Friedrich Schiller University Jena


  • User defined:
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Algorithmic Management
  • Knowledge work
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Hybrid Work
  • Virtual collaboration
  • Virtual reality
  • Digital platforms
  • Digitalization


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