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.
  • Supervisor in the New Balance project
  • Study director for the Smilamind pilot project


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

Scientific Reviewer

Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being; Assessment; BMC Public Health; Current Issues in Sport Science; Cybernetics; Digital Health; European Health Psychology Society; Frontiers in Sports and Active Living; German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research; Industrial Health; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; JIMR Cancer; JIMR Research Protocols; JIMR mHealth & uHealth; Journal of Behavioral Medicine; Journal of Physical Activity & Health; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport; Mental Health and Physical Activity; PeerJ; Psychology and Health; Psychology of Sport & Exercise; Psychology Research; Sensors; Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie