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Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brodbeck

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brodbeck

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brodbeck

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience

Work experience

  • Since 2019: Professor of Consulting, School of Social Work, FHNW
  • Since 2011: Senior researcher, Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Bern
  • 2008 – 2011: Research fellow, Developmental Psychiatry, University of Cambridge und Emotion Group of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK
  • 2006 – 2008: Assistant and research associate, Department for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the University of Berne
  • 1995 – 2006: Clinical psychologist, University Psychiatric Services Berne


  • 2015: Venia Docendi in Psychology, University of Berne
  • 2011: Master of Philosophy in Medical Sciences (Mphil), University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2005: PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Berne
  • 2002: Post-graduate studies in psychotherapy with a cognitive behavioural and interpersonal focus (MAS), University of Berne
  • 1995: Licentiate in Clinical Psychology and Special Needs Education, University of Fribourg i.Ue

Main focus

  • Development of a digital grief support platform for the widowed
  • Grief after divorce or being widowed
  • Digital self-help to cope with critical life events and foster mental health
  • Effects of child abuse in young adults
  • Risk behaviour in young adults
  • Quantitative research methods and intervention research