Dr. Melanie Speck

Co-Head of Research Unit Production and Consumption Systems

Sustainable Production and Consumption
Melanie Speck
+49 202 2492-302
+49 202 2492-108

Education and Academic Training

  • 2004 - 2008 Studies of Home and Nutritional Science at the University of Applied Science in Muenster, Diploma (study abroad at the DIT college Dublin, Ireland in 2008)
  • 2008 - 2010 Master Studies "Sustainable Services and Nutrition Management" at the University of Applied Science in Muenster, Master of Science
  • 08/2015 - 09/2015 Research stay at NOSOK Institute for sustainable agriculture and nutrition in Tingvoll, Norway
  • 2015 PhD at the University Paderborn, Topic "Consumption behavior and self-sufficiency - an empirical study with private households in Germany"

Professional Experience

  • Since 12/2015 Senior Researcher
  • 03/2013 - 11/2015: Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2012/2013 Junior Research Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2012 Research Assistant in Research Group Sustainable Production and Consumption, Wuppertal Institute
  • 2011 - 2012 Scholarship holder of the central equal opportunities officer of the University of Applied Science in Muenster
  • 2010-2011 Project manager "Sustainability management" at the PACE Paparazzi Catering & Event GmbH (subsidiary Axel Springer AG) in Berlin

Research Focus

  • Sustainability Assessment (esp. products and companies)
  • Analysis of behavioral and systemic patterns in consumption patterns
  • Linking nutrition science with sustainability deliberations
  • Sustainable consumption and societal change

Teaching / Memberships

  • Since 2011 Teaching several bachelor and master classes at the University of Applied Science in Muenster and the University of Wuppertal (2016)
  • Member of the Association for Ecological Economy Reasearch (VÖW)
  • Member of the Network consumer research in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Member of the Association of Oecotrophologen - VDOE e.V.
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of Network Gesund ins Leben

Please note: Publications before May 2016 are registered under her maiden name Lukas.