the team of isiconsult
Dr. René John
Social scientist, managing associate. Professional expertise in the fields of innovation and social change, social commitment, organizational research and gender studies. Methodological competence in qualitative and quantitative social research.
Prof. Dr. Melanie Jaeger-Erben
Psychologist and sociologist, associate. Professorship for “Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research” at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the TU Berlin. Expertise in consumer research, change of social practices, social science technology research and material culture. Methodological competencies in qualitative social research, mixed methods and transdisciplinarity.
Prof. Dr. Jana Rückert-John
Social scientist, associate. Holder of the professorship “Sociology of Food” at the University of Fulda. Speaker of the DGS-Section “Sociology of Agriculture, Agriculture and Nutrition”. Membership in the DGS-Section “Environmental Sociology”, the Consumer Sociology of the European Sociological Association (ESA) and Chair of the “Network Nutrition Culture”. Expertise in the fields of environmental sociology, sustainable consumption and nutrition, and gender research. Methodological competencies in quantitative and qualitative social research and statistics.
Frederic Grobler, M.Sc.
Philosopher, sociologist, and natural resource manager. Studies at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Humboldt University Berlin and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Expertise in happiness research, climate migration, food systems, complexity, and facilitation. Methodological knowledge in quantitative and qualitative social research. Research interests focus on normative approaches to transformation in the context of socio-ecological systems.
Alexandra von Brunn, M.Sc.
Environmental and Resource Economist. Studied economics and resource management at the University of Augsburg, Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Dayton. Since 2023 Research Associate at the Institute for Social Innovation, Berlin. Expertise in alternative economy concepts, urban climate resilience, and sustainable land use. Methodological skills in qualitative and quantitative social research, especially actor-network analysis and qualitative interviews. Research interests include social-ecological systems approaches, particularly in the context of urban and regional transformations.
Dr. Alva Bonaker
Social and regional scientist. Studied Social Sciences and Regional Studies with a focus on South Asia at Humboldt University Berlin, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies (Georg-August University Göttingen). Since 2022 research associate at the Institute for Social Innovation, Berlin. Expertise in nutrition, education and poverty in India, social engagement and civic participation. Methodological competence in qualitative and quantitative social research. Research interests include social inequalities, social policy, and food security.
Marieke Luisa Marken, M.Sc.
Environmental and sustainability scientist with a focus on the socio-ecological transformation of society. Studied environmental sciences at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg and natural resource management at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Since fall 2023 Research Associate at the Institut für Sozialinnovation in Berlin. Professional expertise in environmental justice, urban climate resilience and adaptation, climate policy and governance, sustainable agriculture and nutrition. Methodological skills in evaluation as well as in qualitative and quantitative social research, especially in interview research.
Jonas John, B.A.
Japanese Studies student at the Free University of Berlin. Since 2018 working as a student assistant at the Institute for Social Innovation Consulting in Berlin. Research interests include social science research on Japan in the areas of politics, gender, and nutrition.