Dr. Ines Thronicker

Commissary for diversity and equality

Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

Tel: +49 341 235 48 2243
ines.thronicker@ufz.de

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Areas of Expertise

  • processes and factors of human behaviour change
  • intervention and evaluation research, empirical social research
  • environmental psychology

Focus of activity

  • boosting change processes towards diversity promoting structures and culture at UFZ
  • setting-up a monitoring on diversity and equality, and related measures
  • being elected Equal Opportunities Commissioner

2019 − 2020

Commissary for diversity and equality

2017 − 2020

Equal opportunity commissioner (elected)

2018

PhD in Psychology, Universität Leipzig

2014 − 2018

Research Fellow, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Department of Environmental Politics
• research focus: environmental behaviour and behaviour change
• 2014 − 2016 EU project GLAMURS
• 2016 Research stay at The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland

2012 – 2013

Research Assistant, Technische Universität Dresden

2007 − 2011

Doctoral Fellow, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

1998 – 2005

Diploma (~ Master) in Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden
• 2004 Research stay at University of Helsinki, Finland
• 2003 Research stay at KTH Stockholm, Sweden

Membership and Awards

  • Scholarship of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
  • Scholarship of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES)
  • Scholarship of Technische Universität Dresden

Peer-reviewed Journals

Michalek, G., Thronicker, I., Yildiz, Ö., Schwarze, R. (2019). Habitually green: integrating the concept of habit into the design of pro-environmental interventions at the workplace. NachhaltigkeitsManagementForum | Sustainability Management Forum.

Thronicker, I. & Klinger, T. (2019). Interest into travel-related interventions among urban movers and nonmovers. Travel Behaviour and Society, 16, 88-98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2019.04.006

Melo, P. C., Ge, J., Craig, T., Brewer, M. J., Thronicker, I. (2018). Does Work-life Balance Affect Pro-environmental Behaviour? Evidence for the UK Using Longitudinal Microdata. Ecological Economics, 145, 170–181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.09.006

Lelong, B., Stark, M., Hauck, J., Leuenberger, T., Thronicker, I. (2016). A visual network perspective on social interaction and space: Using Net-Map and VennMaker in participatory social-spatial research. Europa Regional, 23(2), 5–19.

Thronicker, I. (2016). Environmental Awareness - A Competing Motivation. Ökologisches Wirtschaften - Fachzeitschrift, 31(4), 27. https://doi.org/10.14512/OEW310427

Thronicker, I. (2015). Ein Mobilitätspaket für UmzüglerInnen: Reflexion der Prozesserfahrung einer Evaluationsstudie. Umweltpsychologie, 19(1), 101–117.

Dissertation

Thronicker, I. (2018) Residential Relocation – A Window of Opportunity for Interventions to Change Travel Behaviour? Dissertation. Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften, Universität Leipzig, Germany.

Communication to the Public

Thronicker, I. (2019) Warum es unklug ist, wenn mir jemand den Rücken freihalten muss. Helmholtz Perspektiven. (2), 30. Retrieved from https://www.helmholtz.de/aktuell/presse_und_medien/helmholtz_perspektiven/

Thronicker, I. (2019) Contribution in MDR aktuell "ARD Deutschlandtrend: Klimaschutz ist wichtig, aber ...", https://www.mdr.de/mediathek/infothek/audio-1101286.html

(2017) Interviewee to the feature „Mobilität in der Stadt. Kein Auto vor der Tür“, Deutschlandradio Kultur

Invited Speaker

Invitation as Keynote Speakerin (2019) on the subject 'Diversitiy and Inclusion for executives' of the Navigator Program of Common Purpose, Leipzig, 17.09.2019

Thronicker, I. (2018). Wie kriegen wir die Kurve zur Verkehrswende? (Mobility Change - How to get there.) 3. Regionalkonferenz Nachhaltig Handeln 2018, Region Marburg-Biedenkopf , 2.-4. November 2018, Vorveranstaltung Cölbe, 25.10.2018

Thronicker, I. (2018). Interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit – Chancen, Herausforderungen und Erfolgsbedingungen. (Interdisciplinary Cooperation - Chances, Challenges and Conditions for success.) Key note, 51. Kongress der Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz (IPU), Elmstein-Harzofen, 24.-27.5.2018.

Thronicker, I. (2018). Mobilitätspakete für Neumieter*innen: Erfahrungen aus einem Feldexperiment. (Molility Packages for new residents: Experiences from a field experiment.)  2. Dialogforum im VCD-Projekt “Wohnen leitet Mobilität” der Nationalen Klimaschutzinitiative des BMU, Chemnitz, 19.4.2018.

Thronicker, I. (2016). A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor − A Reflection on doing a PhD. Key note, HIGRADE Fall Conference 2016, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung − UFZ, Leipzig, 26.9.2016.

Thronicker, I. (2016). A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor − A Reflection on doing a PhD. Key note, ICM PhD-Seminar, Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung, Dresden, 27.10.2016.

Invitation as lecturer and panelist: Scientific workshop “Lebensweise Grundeinkommen. Neues Schaffen durch anders (tätig) Sein?”, Universität Jena, 15.-16.11.2018.

Project Reports

Thronicker, I., Polzin, C., Schulte, M., Krause, K., Blöbaum, A., Petri, M., Berneiser, J. (2016). GLAMURS Deliverable 5.6: Case Study Report. The region of Central Germany. GLAMURS: EU FP7 SSH Call: 2013.2.1-1 − Obstacles and prospects for Sustainable lifestyles and Green Economy, Grant Agreement number (613420).

Thronicker, I., Fischer, A. (2016). In-depth Interviews. In: Omann, I., Rauschmayer, F. (Hrsg.) (2016). GLAMURS Deliverable 5.1: Report on sustainable lifestyle initiatives in 7 case studies, Chapter 3. GLAMURS: EU FP7 SSH Call: 2013.2.1-1 − Obstacles and prospects for Sustainable lifestyles and Green Economy, Grant Agreement number (613420).

Jose, D., Thronicker, I., Seilmayer, M., Schmidt, L. (2013). Report on the Survey 2012 amongst doctoral candidates within the Helmholtz Association. UFZ Discussion Papers, ISSN 1436-140X.

Thronicker, I., Theuring, P., Schlüter, S., Wagner, A. (2012). Auswertung der Umfrage 2010 unter den Doktoranden der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft. Interner Bericht.

Szabó, N., Hallerman, L., Thronicker, I., Kraus, M., Hohn, S., Winkler, A., Buchholz, F., Wagner, A., Kranz, S., Anders, I. (2008). Auswertung der Umfrage 2007/2008 unter den Doktoranden der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft. Interner Bericht.

Oral Presentations at International Conferences

Thronicker, I. (2018). Role of Habit in Behaviour Change Interventions: An integrated model of Habit discontinuity versus Habit Deactivation. 51. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Frankfurt/Main, 15.-20.09.2018

Fischer, A., Thronicker, I. (2016). Between Knowing, Wanting and Doing: Motivational lock-ins in sustainable lifestyle decisions. 24th IAPS Conference, Lund, Schweden, 27.06.-01.07.2016.

Thronicker, I. (2015). Motivational Lock-ins in Pro-Environmental Behaviour. 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, University of Groningen, Niederlande, 24.-26.08.2015.

Thronicker, I. (2014). Weakened mobility habits due to moving home? A quasi-experimental field study on the effectiveness of a communication-based mobility intervention for movers. Workshop on Lifecourse transitions: opportunities for sustainable lifestyles? Surrey, UK, 15.-16.7.2014.

Thronicker, I., Schuppan, J., Harms, S. (2011). Influencing travel mode choice by soft measures in moments of change. The case of residential relocations and changes in professional life. 9th Biennial Conference on Environmental Psychology, Eindhoven, Niederlande, 26.-28.9.2011.

Thronicker, I., Harms, S. (2010). Changing newcomers’ mobility behavior: Effects of pre-move interventions. 21st International Association of People-Environment-Studies, Leipzig, 27.6.-2.7.2010.

Thronicker, I., Harms, S. (2008). Soft Policies for New Residents. Effects of Pre-Move Interventions and the Impact of Urban Development. 4th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Washington DC, USA, 31.8.-4.9.2008.

Co-Editor

Journal Umweltpsychologie

Teaching & Supervision

Course “How to design and analyse surveys and questionnaires” (2-day course, Graduate School Higrade, UFZ, co-teacher Mick Wu)

Workshop „Verhaltenspsychologie im Spiegel interdisziplinärer anwendungsorientierter Forschung.“ Initiative Psychologie im Umweltschutz, 46th IPU-Congress Umweltpsychologie in Aktion: Wenn Psychologie und Umweltpolitik aufeinandertreffen., Berlin, Oct. 30th, 2015

Main Supervisor: Master Thesis „Intrapersonal conflicts regarding (un)sustainable consumption“, Jana Stadler, University of Leipzig (11/2014 – 04/2015, grade „very good“)

Main Supervisor: Master Thesis „What cues your habit?“, Hilke Richter-Harder, University of Greifswald (01/2018-07/2018, grade “very good”)

Main Supervisor: Bachelor Thesis, Sarah Schüürmann, TU Chemnitz (02/2018-07/2018, grade “very good”)