Kathrin Loer

Kathrin Loer is a Professor of Political Studies at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück in Germany. Her research focuses on consumer science and consumer policy, public health, energy policy, behavioral policy, policy research, advocacy/lobbying, and civil society organizations. She is a co-spokesperson of the Advisory Board for Consumer Research of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection. Professor Loer is an expert on policy instruments in health and consumer policy with a specific focus on behavioral public policy. Her research also focuses on expert involvement and the role of scientific evidence in policymaking. She is co-editor of Behavioral Policies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (Palgrave Pivot, 2019) and has published several articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Public Health, and Policy & Politics.