Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak

Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak is Full Professor for Psychological Research Methods at the University of Trier. In 2022, he is delegated to Robert Koch Institute in Berlin (Germany) as Scientific Director and Department Head (Epidemiology and Health Monitoring).  

From July 2017 until December 2021 he was Director of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) in Trier, Germany.

His research interests include: Research synthesis methods, big data inference methods, survey methodology, open science, and consumer/business psychology.

Before joining the University of Trier in 2017, he was team leader for the area Survey Operations at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany, and Full Professor for Evidence-Based Survey Methodology at the University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences. Between 2013 and 2016, he was the founding team leader of the GESIS Panel, a probabilistic mixed-mode omnibus panel for the social sciences.

Previously, he held positions as an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy (2008-2015), as an Assistant Professor of Consumer Psychology and Research Methods at the University of Mannheim, Germany (2003-2008), as a research associate at ZUMA, the Center for Survey Research and Methodology in Mannheim (1998-2003), and as a graduate research assistant at the University of Heidelberg (1997-1998).

Prof. Dr. Michael Bosnjak received his master degree (German: Diplom) in Psychology from the University of Freiburg (Germany) in 1997 with a thesis on Internet-based studies in Psychology. He earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a dissertation on ´Nonresponse in Web Surveys´ (2002, summa cum laude, University of Mannheim), and is holding his ´venia legendi´ for Psychology since 2007 (University of Mannheim).

In June 2013, he was awarded a Honorary Professorship at the University of Mannheim, School of Social Sciences, and in December 2013, he was awarded the Italian National Habilitation for Management (Full Professor level).