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Brunner Thomas
Dr. phil.


Dozent für Konsumentenverhalten


Abteilung Food Science & Management

Curriculum vitae


2002 - 2006PhD in Psychology (Dr. phil.), University of Basel
Topic of the doctoral thesis: The Underlying Processes in the Cancellation and Focus Model for Preference Judgments
1999 - 2002M.Sc. in Psychology (lic. phil.), University of Basel
Topic of the final thesis: Costumer Satisfaction with
CityNightLine (night train)
1998 - 1999One year exchange at Iowa State University, Ames, USA
Focus on Social Psychology and Industrial Psychology
1996 - 1998B.Sc. in psychology, University of Basel

Academic Experiences and Positions

Since 2012Professor of Consumer Behavior at Bern University of Applied Sciences
2008 - 2011Senior researcher at the ETH Zürich
Institute for Environmental Decisions
Consumer Behavior
Doing research and teaching
2008 - 2011Lecturer at the  Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaften HAFL (former SHL)
Introduction to consumer psychology
Consumer psychology and consumer trends
2002 - 2006Assistant and doctoral student, University of Basel
Department of cognitive psychology
Doing research and teaching
1999Research internship with Prof. Dr. B. Bushman at Iowa State University, Ames, USA focusing on media violence and catharsis

Non-academic Experiences

2006 - 2008Senior Project Manager at the LINK Institute for Market and Social Research, Lucerne in the area of Consumer Research
Doing research for Nestlé, Mars, Cadbury, Unilever, JTI
2004 - 2006External consultant (questionnaire design and data analysis) for B,B,S. Economic Consultants, Basel


Research Interests

  • Consumer behavior
  • Food intake
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Segmentation analysis
  • Survey research
  • Experimentation



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