Dr. Marco Giurgiu

  • Engler-Bunte-Ring 15
    76131 Karlsruhe

Consultation Hours

Termine nach Vereinbarung


Research Areas

I´m working at the mental mhealth Lab at KIT.

  • Contribution and support to our BMBF (Federal Ministry and Research) projects: RELATER, EmpowerYou
  • Association between physical behavior and affective/cognitive parameters in daily life.
  • Assessment and validation of physical behavior via wearables.
  • Project manager in the DFG project EMIA and network coordinator in the BMBF project BeACTIVE


Since 2022 DFG own position on topic: "Experimental manipulation in everyday life: application of an intraindividual design for causal testing of sedentary breaks on affective and  cognitive parameters.
Since 2022 Guest researcher at the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim
Since 2021 Postdoctoral Fellow at the mental mHealth Lab (Prof. Dr. Ebner-Priemer); Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2018-2022 Research associate at the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim; URGENCY-study (Prof. Dr. Meyer-Lindenberg)
2018 – 2021 Ph.D. at the Institute of Sports and Sports Science; Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Ph.D. thesis: Sedentary behavior in daily life: Assessment issues, psychological antecedents and consequences
Since 2018
Research fellow: Chair of Applied Psychology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Prof. Dr. Ebner-Priemer)
2012 – 2018
Research assistant: Chair of Applied Psychology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Prof. Dr. Ebner-Priemer)
10/2016 – 01/2017
Internship: Priority Research Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle, Australia
2011 – 2015
Bachelor of Arts: Sport Science – Fitness- and Health-Management, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



  • 2022: Dvs doctoral award (2nd place) sponsored by Hofmann-Verlag for the ph.D. thesis: Sedentary behavior in everyday life: evaluation issues, psychological antecedents, and consequences (Verlinkung:
  • Price of the association for sport and health promotion for bachelor thesis: “Effects of an exercise intervention on daily physical activity among students during the course of a semester“
  • Germany scholarship (academic year 16/17)

Scientific Associations

  • Member Deutsche Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft (DVS)
  • Member and Board Member International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour (Verlinkung zur Seite:
  • Member Society for Ambulatory Assessment (SAA)

Scientific Reviewer

Assessment, European Health Psychology Society, German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research, Industrial Health, JIMR Cancer,
JIMR Research Protocols, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, PeerJ, Psychology and Health, Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie