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.