Matthias Wanner

Researcher and PhD-Student

Sustainable Production and Consumption
Research Unit Innovation Labs
Matthias Wanner
+49 202 747564-23
+49 202 2492-108

Education and Academic Training

  • 2006 - 2013: Student of psychology (diploma) and political sciences
  • 2013/14: Training as a mediator

Professional Experience

  • Since 2018: Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute in the Division Sustainable Consumption and Production
  • 2015 - 2018: Research fellow at the Center for Transformation Research and Sustainability (TransZent) in the project "Well-Being Transformation Wuppertal"
  • 2013 - 2016: Scientific assistant to the Wuppertal Institute's Management Board, Referent for the German Advisory Council on Gobal Change (WBGU)
  • 2012/13: Project at University Münster: interdisciplinary seminar on local dimensions of Peak Oil; book publication
  • 2012: Project Assistant at IKU ltd., Dortmund
  • 2012: Diploma-thesis about shifting baselines at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanity (KWI), Essen
  • 2011 - 2014: Certified Transition-Town-Trainer

Dissertation Project

  • Civic engagement and place identity: a Real-World Laboratory for the transformation of urban well-being in a district in Wuppertal/Germany

Research Focus

  • Transformational and transdisciplinary science in Real-World Laboratories
  • Bottom-up approaches for societal change
  • Psychological dimensions of change