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Frederik Freudenstein


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Frederik works for the Department of Risk Communication at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment in Berlin. He is adjunct research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne and is an affiliate researcher in the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR), based at the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), University of Wollongong (UoW).

His primary research interests are in the fields of risk perception and risk communication of environmental agents.

Freudenstein studied Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and finished his diploma in 2012, with a focus on risk and environmental psychology. In 2016 he successfully completed his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, investigating lay people's risk and exposure perception of radio frequency electromagnetic fields. From 2016-2019 he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Social Science at UoW, Australia. In his role as a key researcher for social science at the National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence (NHMRC CRE) ACEBR, he investigated target group specific risk communication strategies.

Fred has also worked for the Science Forum Electromagnetic Fields (WF-EMF), Berlin, Germany, a project of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at KIT; and the European FP7 project Low EMF Exposure Future Networks (LEXNET); as well as for the Centre for Population Health Research on Electromagnetic Energy (PRESEE) at Monash University.

External positions

Researcher, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

1 Jan 2020 → …

Affiliate Researcher, Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACEBR)

1 Aug 2016 → …
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