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.
Liska Beulshausen, M.A.
Sociologist. Studied sociology and economics at the University of Freiburg and the Cusanus University of Applied Sciences. Since 2021 research associate at the Institute for Social Innovation, Berlin. Expertise in alternative economies, sociology of migration and theories of social change. Methodological skills in quantitative and qualitative social research, especially qualitative interviews and discourse analysis. Research interests include theories of hegemony, sustainable economies, and self-governing structures.
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.
Alva Bonaker, M.A.
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.
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.
Geetje Scheller, B.Sc.
Completed bachelor’s degree in psychology at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Since February 2023 intern at the Institute for Social Innovation in Berlin. Methodological skills lie in quantitative as well as qualitative data analysis and in the use of statistical programs such as SPSS or JASP. Research interests are in identity theories, marginalized groups, and intergroup processes in social psychology.
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.