Birgit Mack

Research Associate
Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


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Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart


Birgit Mack's research is focussed on environmental and psychological energy and mobility issues, in particular on the determinants of sustainable (decision-making) behaviour and the development and evaluation of interventions for the promotion of energy-saving behaviour and sustainable mobility conduct (smart meter information systems, multimodal and intermodal mobility).

Selected Publications:

Matthies, Ellen; Mack, Birgit; Kastner, Ingo; Tampe-Mai, Karolin & Arnold, Annika (2019). Energiewende: So kommen neue Technologien im Alltag an. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28(2), 171-171.

Mack, Birgit; Tampe-Mai, Karolin; Kouros, Jens; Roth, Fred; Taube, Oliver & Diesch, Eugen (2019). Bridging the electricity saving intention-behavior gap: A German field experiment with a smart meter website. Energy Research & Social Science, 53, 34-46.

Mack, Birgit; Tampe-Mai, Karolin (2016): An action theory-based electricity saving web portal for households with an interface to smart meters. In: Utilities Policy 42, S. 51–63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2016.05.003.

Nachreiner, Malte; Mack, Birgit; Matthies, Ellen; Tampe-Mai, Karolin (2015):  An analysis of smart metering information systems: A psychological model of self-regulated behavioural change. Energy Research & Social Science, 9, 85–97 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2015.08.016.

Mack, Birgit; Tampe-Mai, K. (2013). Handlungsunterstützendes Informationskonzept für Smart Meter Feedbacksysteme aus VerbraucherInnensicht – eine explorative Fokusgruppenstudie. Umweltpsychologie, 17 (2), 27-53.

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Since 2007, Birgit Mack has been working at ZIRIUS (formerly ZIRN) as a senior researcher and project manager for several research projects funded by the EU and federal ministries. From 2011 to 2016, she was coordinator of the research area “User Behaviour and Demand Management” of the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS. Since 2016 she is in charge of the work package “Behaviour in change of values and lifestyles” as part of the Kopernikus project “ENavi –Navigation System for the Energy Transition”.

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