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Rossmann Constanze

Prof. Dr. Constanze Rossmann



LB Rossmann


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: 003
Phone: +49(89)2180-9522
Fax: +49 89 2180-9522

Further Information

Constanze Rossmann has been chair of communication studies at the Institute of Communication and Media Research at LMU Munich since October 2021. She was professor of communication studies with a focus on social communication at the University of Erfurt from 2014 to 2021, vice dean for research at the faculty of philosophy from 2017 to 2021, and vice president of the Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research at the University of Erfurt from 2019 to 2021. She received her doctorate from LMU Munich, where she also completed her habilitation in communication studies. She has worked as a substitute or visiting professor at the universities of Hanover, Mainz, and Zurich. She is co-initiator and former spokesperson of the DGPuK specialist group on health communication and co-founder of the master's program in health communication at the University of Erfurt, which was introduced in 2017. Her research focuses on health communication (esp. strategic health communication, eHealth and mHealth, crisis communication) as well as media use and effects.

Short CV
- Since October 2021: Chair of Communication Studies at the Institute of Communication Studies and Media Research at LMU Munich
- February 2020: Visiting Scholar, Department of Communication, University of Haifa
- Since 2019: Associate Editor of the European Journal of Health Communication
- 2019-2021: Vice President of the Erfurt Laboratory for Empirical Research
- 2017-2021: Vice Dean for Research, Faculty of Humanities, University of Erfurt
- 2014-2021: Professor of Communication with a focus on Social Communication (W3) at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Erfurt
- 2014: Habilitation in communication science
- 2013-2014: Visiting Professor at the Institute for Journalism and Media Research, University of Zurich
- 2013: Substitute Professor for communication research, Institute for Journalism, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
- Since 2012: Initiator and spokesperson of the health communication division within the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (together with Eva Baumann and Matthias Hastall)
- 2009-2010: Substitute Professor for Communication Studies (focus on entertainment and reception research), Institute for Journalism and Communication Research, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media
- 2009: Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Communication and Health, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
- 2008: Lectureship, Department of Media and Communication Studies, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
- 2007-2014: Temporary academic councilor, Institute for Communication Science and Media Research, and staff member at the Munich Center for Health Sciences (MC Health), LMU Munich
- 2007: Doctorate in Communication Science, LMU Munich
- 2001-2007: Research Assistant, Institute for Communication and Media Research, LMU Munich
- 1995-2001: Master's degree at LMU Munich, Communication Science (major), Psychology and Psycholinguistics (minors)

Resarch Focus:

- Research fields in general: health communication, media use and media effects
- Research fields in particular: campaign research, eHealth and mHealth, crisis communication, unintended media effects on individuals and society (especially in the field of health and crisis communication).