Prof. Dr. Lena Lämmle

Prof. Dr. Lena Lämmle

Professor for Health Psychology

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Professor Lena Lämmle studied psychology (Diplom, equiv. M.Sc.) at the University of Konstanz and at the University of Regensburg. She completed her doctoral studies at the University of Karlsruhe (TH), funded by a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture, Education and Research (Ministère de la Culture, de l´Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (Luxemburg). She continued with her academic work at the Technical University of Munich in the Department of Sport Psychology, before she proceeded to the Department of Research Methodology and Psychological Diagnostics and the Department of Personality Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Her next appointment took her to the University of Augsburg. From 2010-2014 Lena Lämmle was Junior Professor at the Technical University of Munich with positive evaluation in 2013. In between she held a visiting professor position (W3) for Health Psychology for the duration of one year at the Faculty for Rehabilitation Sciences at the Technical University Dortmund. Prior to being offered the position of Professor at MSH Medical School Hamburg, she also held a visiting professor position at the Sigmund Freud Private University of Berlin.

Professor Lämmle received the following academic distinctions for research and teaching:

  • 2011: Award for newly appointed female professor of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science, Research and Arts
  • 2011: Ernst-Otto Fischer Teaching Award for a teaching concept of the student body at the Faculty of Sport- and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Munich
  • 2013: AGA medi Award for the research project „Präventives Training und Diagnostik bei Schulterbeschwerden im Spitzensport“ (equiv. Preventive training and diagnostics in shoulder discomfort and pain in professional athletes) under the auspices of Professor Andreas Imhoff (Klinikum rechts der Isar München)

She is associate editor of the European Journal of Psychological Assessment and is reviewer for a number of academic journals.


Since 2005, Professor Lämmle is involved in teaching research methods and statistics at different (elite) universities. Over the years, she also covered the subjects of health psychology and diagnostics. The outcomes of her teaching evaluations and her own interest in teaching pedagogical psychology helped her to continuously develop and improve her own teaching styles and her teaching materials (e.g. deliberate practice in academic teaching).

Research Focus

Further development of psychological methodologies: in the area of methodology development, her focus is (I) the novel combination of different methodologies (e.g. to predict path modelling with latent growth models by longitudinal adaptations through social structures), (II) the prime application of new methodologies in certain social- and health scientific research questions (application; e.g. factor mixture modeling for the identification of risk groups; bivariate change score modeling in longitudinal data) and (III) the comparison of findings of different statistic programs (such as SPSS, AMOS, Mplus, R, ClustanGraphics). She has three other key areas of interest that are increasingly being recognized in the field of  international social sciences; these include the dealing with missing data, replication studies and larger samples (N > 200) in experimental research, to enable the analysis process with complex models.

In relation to content, her focus is (I) the experimental examination of self-harm behaviour in non-clinical populations, (II) the promotion of envirionmental behaviour and its relation to health behaviour, (III) multirate-multiperspective examinations on Dark Triad as non-clinical personality measurement and (IV) the acquisition of Dark Triad on information of every-day situations.


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