Professor Jutta Mata, holder of the chair of Health Psychology, was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). The Scientific Advisory Board consists of twelve internationally recognized researchers. The independent body assesses the research of the DIW and is involved in appointment procedures and similar processes.
The renowned health psychologist joined the University of Mannheim in 2015. Her research focuses on eating behavior and physical activity, also in relation to sustainability and social inequality. Mata will join the Scientific Advisory Board on 1 April. The term of office is four years.
The DIW is an independent institute with more than 250 employees and is one of the leading institutes for economic research in Europe. The DIW’s core tasks are applied basic research and economic policy advice.