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Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Paul Gellert

Deputy Director of the Institute

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Sozial- und verhaltenswissenschaftliche Gerontologie Bereich Alternsforschung
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

Campus / internal address:
Virchowweg 22

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  • health care research and health promotion across the lifespan
  • self-regulation of successful ageing
  • dyadic processes in coping with chronic illness
  • aquisition of health knowledge and health literacy
  • quantitative research methods

Vita Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil. Paul Gellert

  • 2019 Associate Professorship and Junior Research Group leader in the scheme „Directive to strengthen research in geriatrics and gerontology“ at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin funded by the BMBF
  • 2018 Awarded with the Margret-und-Paul-Baltes-Award by the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (DGGG)
  • 2014 until now Research associate at The Ageing Research Group of the Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • 2012 – 2013 Research Associate at the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • 2013 Awarded with the Herman Schaalma Early Career Award for the best PhD dissertation of the year in the field of Health Psychology by the European Health Psychology Society 
  • 2011 to 2012: Research associate at the Department of Health Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 PhD (Dr. phil., summa cum laude) in Psychology at Freie Universität Berlin. Dissertation title: A Lifespan Perspective on Health Behaviour Change: Temporal, Emotional, and Social Aspects in Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults. Examiner & Advisor: Ralf Schwarzer, PhD
  • 2008 – 2011 PhD Student in interdisciplinary PhD Program ‘Multimorbidity in Old Age’of the Charité – CC1 – Center for Health and Human Sciences (The PhD program is sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation through their scholarship program for young scientists 2011:   Research Exchange to University of Newcastle, Faculty of Health and Society 
  • 2008 Diploma in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin

Functions / offices

  • Member of Boards of the Section III of the German Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics(DGGG)
  • German Society of Psychology (DGPs)
  • European Health Psychology Society (EHPS)

Research profile