Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine

Prof. Dr. Inauen, Jennifer

Research Interests

  • Global health & gender justice
  • Social support
  • Psychological ownership in community development
  • Multilevel modeling & dyadic data analysis
  • Resource-oriented research & stresssensitive interviewing
  • Seminar: Global Health: Approaches of Health Psychology in International Development Cooperation (spring semester 20)
  • Seminar: Transdisciplinary development of interventions to support women’s health in Nepal for Master Psychology, Sport Science, Gender Studies & Sustainable Development Studies (autumn semester 20)
  • Transfer module: «Ergonomic lifting, carrying and lowering techniques when carrying water in Nepal” for Master of Science Physiotherapy, Bern University of Applied Sciences (autumn semester 20)
  • Individual lecture on field research in psychology (autumn semester 19)


since    08/2019          Doctorate Psychology – University of Bern

2019                            Master of Science Psychology – Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

2015                           Bachelor of Science Psychology, Minor: Spanish Literature - Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf


Gert-Sommer-Award for Peace Psychology for Master’s Thesis The role of psychological ownership and gender in community-led total sanitation (CLTS): Evidence from a cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Ghana. (Supervision: Prof. Dr. Jennifer Inauen)

Career Stages

Since 08/19                Assistant/ PhD student, Department of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, University of Bern

11/18-07/19               Student research assistant, Department of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, University of Bern

01/2019-07/2019       Research Officer Evaluation & Quality Evaluation & Qualität, regional focus: Iraq, medica mondiale e.V., Köln

10/2016 – 12/2017    Assistant Evaluation & Quality, evaluations and studies in the field of conflict-related sexualised violence, regional focus: Great Lakes Region & Germany, medica mondiale e.V., Köln          

01/2018 – 04/2018    Intern, Environmental and Health Psychology (EHPsy) at Eawag- Swiss Institute of Aquatic Research, Project Location: Ghana

09/2015 –03/2016     Volunteer, Centre de protection de l‘ enfant Kekeli, Équipe medico-sociale, Lomé, Togo

02/2015-08/2015       Student assistant, LVR-Klinik Düsseldorf, Abteilung für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Düsseldorf