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Prof. Dr. Markus Hackenfort

Prof. Dr. Markus Hackenfort

Prof. Dr. Markus Hackenfort

ZHAW School of Applied Psychology
Human Factors Psychology
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

+41 (0) 58 934 83 73

Work at ZHAW

Management role

Head, Fachgruppe Human Factors Psychology

Position at the ZHAW

Professor for Human Factors Psychology
Lecturer of Quantitative Methods, Experimental Psychology, Traffic Psychology, BSc-Colloquium; Responsible for the Modules Traffic Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

2014-2017 – Funding of ZHAW to build up a competence center in energy research; main focus: human factors in energy efficient mobility behavior
2013- present Evaluation of in-city-areas without crosswalks (funded by the Swiss Federal Roads Office)
2012- 2015 (3 years) «Negawatt statt Megawatt»: Interdisciplinary research for energy efficiency in SME (funded by BFE, WWF, EKZ)
2010-2012 Evaluation of a crash prevention program with fear arousing appeals (funded by the Ministry of Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia)

Professional milestones

2013 Head of Section Traffic-, Safety & Environmental Psychology, Dept. Applied Psychology
since 2009 Consultant, 2011 Lecturer, 2013 Professor at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences
2007-2009 Self-employed Development, Application & Evaluation of Work- & Traffic-Safety-Programs for Enterprises and the Police
2002-2007 Research Assistant at the Universities of Duisburg-Essen & Wuppertal

Educational background

2008 Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Duisburg-Essen

1997-2002 Studies: Teacher for Psychology & Social Pedagogy

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts