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Dr. Clara Weber

Dr. Clara Weber

Dr. Clara Weber

ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Business Administration and Human Resources Competency Group
Reidbach
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 50 36
clara.weber@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Research Associate

https://www.zhaw.ch/de/lsfm/institute-zentren/ifm/ueber-uns/betriebsoekonomiehuman-resources/workplace-management/

Expertise and research interests

Environmental Psychology: Socio-environmental stressors in offices, such as privacy; Place attachment; Place identity; Environmental and occupational threats to psychological health; Evidence-based design

Educational background

09/2014 - 02/2019 Ph.D. Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey, UK
09/2011 - 11/2013 M.Sc. (Distinction) Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey, UK
10/2004 - 01/2011 Dipl.-Ing. (Eq BSc + MSc, Distinction) Architecture, Technical University Berlin
08/2008 - 10/2009 Studies abroad, M.Sc. Architecture, Università IUAV di Venezia, I

Professional milestones

2020 gif Real Estate Research Award, 1st place category PhD/Habilitation

06/2020 - present: Guest lecturer Urban Psychology course, CUREM, University of Zurich, CH

12/2019 - present: Visiting Researcher, Environmental Psychology Research Group, Psychology Department, University of Surrey, GB

09/2019 - present: Guest lecturer in Architectural Psychology course, Institute for Interior Architecture, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Art (HSLU), CH

01/2018 - present: Senior Research Associate, Workplace Management, Life Sciences & Facility Management, ZHAW

10/2012 - 10/2017: Industry Researcher, Workplace Consultancy Strategy+, AECOM London, GB

05/2011 - 09/2011: Research Assistant, Office Innovation Centre
Fraunhofer Institute Stuttgart, D

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

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
Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

Bernheimer, L., Hewitt, S., & Weber, C. (2014). A Person-Centric Approach to Building Aesthetics. In Ellingham, I & Grice, G.S (Eds), 100+25 years – OAA Perspectives on a quarter-century (pp. 187-190). Ontario: Ontario Association of Architects.

Bernheimer, L., Hewitt, S., & Weber, C. (2012). A Person-Centric Approach to Building Aesthetics. OAA Perspectives, 20 (3), p.15-23.

Weber, C., Bodenschatz, H., & Schönig, B. (2012). Unité d’habitation Typ Berlin: Anspruch und Wirklichkeit einer Wohnmaschine. Stuttgart: Ibidem.

Borkmann, V., Rief, S., & Weber, C. (2011). FutureHotel Hoteliersbefragung. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag.

Other contributions

Journal papers / book chapters, peer-reviewed:

Weber, C., Gatersleben, B., Degenhardt, B., & Windlinger, L. (accepted). Privacy regulation theory: redevelopment and application to workplace privacy. In R. Appel-Meulenbroek (Ed.), A Handbook of Theories on Designing Fit Between People and the Office Environment. London: Routledge.

Inalhan, G., Yang, E., & Weber, C. (accepted). Place attachment. In R. Appel-Meulenbroek (Ed.), A Handbook of Theories on Designing Fit Between People and the Office Environment. London: Routledge.

Weber, C., Golding, S. E., Häne, E., Ratcliffe, E., Yarker, J., Lewis, R., & Munir, F. (under review). Future teleworking inclinations post COVID-19 lockdown: Environmental, social and job-related factors. Journal of Corporate Real Estate Special Issue- Workplace Transformation in the post-Covid-19 society.

Weber, C., Monero Flores, V., Miedema, E., & Janser, M. (under review). Healing Architecture in Mental Health-Care Settings: A Literature Review. Institute of Facility Management Working Paper. 1-16.

Kongressbeiträge, peer-reviewed:

Weber, C., Monero Flores, V., & Miedema, E. (2021, August). Users’ health & well-being in inpatient mental health-care facilities: A systematic review. Oral presentation at the Architecture Research Care and Health Conference, Rotterdam, ND.

Weber, C., & Gatersleben, B. (2020, October). Do Changes in the Work Environment Predict Changes in Privacy Appraisal and Associated Outcomes? – A Longitudinal Study. Oral presentation at the Transdisciplinary Workplace Research Conference (TWR), Frankfurt, Germany.

Weber, C. & Gatersleben, B. (2019, September). The Same Environment but Different Privacy Experiences: Exploring the Impact of Contextual Factors on Privacy Fit in an ABW Office. Poster presentation at International Conference of Environmental Psychology (ICEP), Plymouth, UK.

Yarker, J., Weber, C., & Hermans, C. (2019, May). New Approach to Investigating Employee Wellbeing – Considering the Role of the Physical Environment and the Psychosocial Work Environment. Oral presentation at European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Conference, Turin, Italy.

Weber, C., Gatersleben, B., & Uzzell, D. (2017, August). Privacy appraisal in open plan office. Oral presentation at International Conference of Environmental Psychology (ICEP), A Coruna, Spain.

Weber, C., Gatersleben, B., & Uzzell, D. (2017, May). The Privacy Appraisal Model. Oral presentation at European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Weber, C., Gatersleben, B., & Uzzell, D. (2016, June). Privacy appraisal in open plan offices. Oral presentation at 24th International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS) Conference, Lund, Sweden.

Weber, C., & Uzzell, D. (2014, June). Physical facilitators of place attachment and place identity. Oral presentation at 23rd International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS) Conference, Timisoara, Romania.

Vorträge, invited:
Bernheimer, L., Hewitt, S., & Weber, C. (2012, September). Practical Applications of Environmental Psychology: The Need for Evidence-Based Knowledge to Improve the Quality of our Built Environment and Interiors. Oral presentation at Feeling Good Foundation—The Science and Economics of Wellbeing in Interiors, Building Centre, London, United Kingdom.