Datum: 11.07.2020

Prof. Dr. habil. Ines Pfeffer

Prof. Dr. habil. Ines Pfeffer

Prof. Dr. habil. Ines Pfeffer
Professor for Medical Pedagogy, focus Health Sciences

Am Kaiserkai 1
20457 Hamburg

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Professor Ines Pfeffer studied sport sciences at the University of Mainz and at the University of Leipzig and completed her studies in 2002 as sport teacher (diplom, equiv. M.Sc.) with focus on sport therapy and rehabilitation sport.

She then worked as academic staff at the Institute for Sportpsychology and Sport Pedagogy at the University of Leipzig where she completed first her doctoral thesis (2007), followed by her Habilitation (equiv. post doc dissertation) in 2014. From 2014-2015 she assumed the responsibilities of another professor for sport sciences at the University of Konstanz, followed by a similar position for Medical Pedagogy at MSH Medical School Hamburg. Since October 2016, she is Professor for Medical Pedagogy with focus on health sciences at the MSH Medical School Hamburg.

In addition to research and teaching, she got involved with academic administration processes, i.a. as member of the research committee, as editorial member and deputy editor-in-chief of the Leipziger Sportwissenschaftlichen Beiträge or in organizing workshops and conferences. From 2009-2013 she was board member of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Sportpsychologie in Germany.


Since 2004, Ines Pfeffer conducts a number of seminars on health-related and health-psychological topics with focus on sport sciences. Furthermore, she gives lectures in health-related topics and research methods. From 2006-2014 she taught modules of the English-speaking European Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

Research Focus

Research focus of Ines Pfeffer is the interplay of sport sciences, sport psychology and health psychology. Investigating in motivational and volitional aspects of regular participation in sports and in the determinants of a successful behaviour change is of her particular interest. Further, she investigates in the effects of regular physical activity with special focus on mental health such as physical self-concept, well-being or cognitive functionality in the elderly.

Another research focus is the examination of perceived coaching behavior in elite athlete competitions and the relationships with satisfaction and performance development of athletes.

In her research projects she focuses on gender-related aspects as well as on life cycle mechanisms.