Björn Pannicke

Björn Pannicke, MSc.
PhD student

Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria


Research Group:  Eating Behavior Laboratory


  • Since October 2017 PhD studies in natural sciences (subject: psychology) at the University of Salzburg.
  • 2017 Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology at the University of Salzburg.

Academic Positions:

  • Since July 2019 Project assistant in the fields of clinical psychology and health psychology at the University of Salzburg.
  • October 2015 – June 2017 Study assistant in the sport psychology laboratory of the IFFB Sport and Exercise Science/USI at the University of Salzburg.


I am particularly interested in the interrelationships of stress, affect, and various health-related behaviors. My focus is mainly on physical activity / sport as well as eating behaviors. To explore interactions of stress / affect and health behaviors in everyday life, I use Ecological Momentary Assessments (EMA) as well as objective parameters (e.g. of physical activity).

Key publications:

  • Pannicke, B., Kaiser, T., Reichenberger, J., & Blechert, J. (2021). Networks of stress, affect and eating behavior: anticipated stress coping predicts goal-congruent eating in young adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18(1), 1-14.
  • Pannicke, B., Reichenberger, J., Schultchen, D., Pollatos, O., & Blechert, J. (2020). Affect Improvements and Measurement Concordance Between a Subjective and an Accelerometric Estimate of Physical Activity. European Journal of Health Psychology, 27, 66-75.