• Bygningstorvet, 116, 107C

    2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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I’m a Psychologist and Senior Researcher in DTU Management’s Transport Division. My research aims at understanding and predicting transport choices to provide the basis for interventions towards green, safe, healthy and inclusive transport. In addition, I examine the effects of new transport technologies and try to identify ways to improve their social and environmental effects.

Research areas

  • New transport technologies and services (e.g. e-bikes, automated vehicles, electric vehicles, car-sharing)
  • Travel socialisation and cycling culture
  • Mobility needs and constraints
  • Older people’s mobility and safety
  • Transport, health and social inclusion
  • Attitude based-segmentation
  • Theory-based interventions 

Other information

Academic Awards

  • Georg-Gottlob-Award for Social Psychology 1999 (awarded for diploma thesis)
  • C.F. Graumann Award 2009 of the German Psychological Society, Section Environmental Psychology (awarded for doctoral thesis)

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.), Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Department of Psychology, Germany

… → 2007

Diploma in Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Department of Psychology, Germany

… → 1999

External positions

Researcher, DTU Transport


Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund, Germany


Research Associate, Factulty of Psychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany



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  • mobility
  • mode choice
  • traffic safety
  • environmental psychology
  • attitudes


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