PhD student (Faculty of Philosophy)

Visiting address

Nordhäuser Str. 63
99089 Erfurt

Mailing address

Universität Erfurt
Postfach 90 02 21
99105 Erfurt

Associated researcher in the Health Communication working group at Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) (Extern)

Mailing address

Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin
Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 74
D-20359 Hamburg

Member (Institute for Planetary Health Behaviour (IPB))

Lena Lehrer


Lena Lehrer is a doctoral student in health communication with special interests in the processes and challenges of climate change communcation. She received her M. A. in 2022 (Thesis: Effects of framing in climate change communication within climate protection hesitant groups) from the University of Erfurt after finishing her B. Sc. in media communication in 2019 in Würzburg (Thesis: The Effect of immersive media on the willingness to animal protection). Her dissertation project revolves around factors influencing the willingness of climate protection on societal, political, and individual levels.

In 2022 Lena Lehrer joined Cornelia Betsch's Health Communication Working Group at the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg.


Curriculum Vitae

Academic career     

  • 2022 – present     Doctoral student in Health Communication, University of Erfurt
  • 2019 – 2022          Master of Arts in Health Communication, University of Erfurt
  • 2015 – 2019          Bachelor of Science in Media Communication, University of Würzburg


  • 2022 – present     Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine Hamburg, Research Associate (65%) in the Health Communication working group
  • 2019 – 2021          University of Erfurt, Research Assistant in the department of Health Communication


  • Jenny, M. A., Lehrer, L., Eitze, S., Sprengholz, P., Korn, L., Shamsrizi, P., Geiger, M., Hellmann, L., Mai, L., Maur, K., & Betsch, C. (2022). Accelerating climate protection by behavioural insights: The Planetary Health Action Survey (PACE). The Lancet Planetary Health, 6, 19. [Published Abstract of a Poster presented at the Planetary Health Annual Meeting]