Development Team – Crisis Science Project (CRISP)

Clarissa Walter

Clarissa Walter completed her Master’s degree in Language and Communication at the Technical University of Berlin. As part of her master’s thesis, she intensively studied language comprehension processes and the conception of relevance in dialogical science podcasts. Since 2019, she is working in the research group “Reorganisation of Knowledge Practices” at the Weizenbaum Institute. As a member of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP) development team, she provides valuable input on topics such as science communication, knowledge transfer, conversation management and digital innovation.

Cornelia van Scherpenberg

Linguist and neuroscientist Cornelia van Scherpenberg is conducting her doctoral research at the interface of linguistics, psychology and neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. In addition, she is a member of the advisory board of the PhD students network “N2 Network of Doctoral Researcher Networks”. Cornelia van Scherpenberg is a member of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP) development team with expertise in science policy, open science, networking and communication.

Denise Feldner

Ass. jur. Denise Feldner, M.B.L., is founder of BridgeheadAdvisors. The consulting think tank develops strategies for sustainability, transformation and resilience. Previously, she was the founding executive director of U15, the interest group of the strongest medicine-leading comprehensive universities. She co-founded InnovationLab, a deep-tech start-up for organic electronics and joint research platform of universities of excellence and DAX companies. As business lawyer, she brings experience with technology-driven transformation processes to the Crisis Science Project (CRISP). She is a co-thinker in the “Weiter.Denken.Ordnen.Gestalten” project of the Alfred Herrhausen Society of Deutsche Bank.

Irene Broer

As junior researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research/Hans Bredow Institute (HBI), Irene Broer is concerned with editorial practices in science communication. Her work focuses in particular on new intermediaries between science and journalism, such as the Science Media Center, which she analyses ethnographically. With her contributions to the BMBF predecessor project “Communication in Crises” and her knowledge of scientific expertise as a social and communicative process, Irene Broer brings profitable know-how to the Crisis Science Project (CRISP).

Johannes Staemmler

Johannes Staemmler holds a PhD in political science and is a research group leader at the Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research Potsdam (IASS) with a focus on civil society, structural development and governance. The focus of his previous activities is the observation and design of complex change processes in organisations, cities and regions. He also developed a dialogue tool for networking scientific institutions with local administrations and regional alliances and thus has valuable experience for the development team of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP). Concerning the project, he is particularly interested in topics such as sustainability, transdisciplinary research and policy advice.

Katharina Berr

As PhD student in the research group “Reorganisation of Knowledge Practices” at the Weizenbaum Institute, Katharina Berr is interested in both the relationship between humans and media technology and the growing demands on communicative processes in science. A particular focus of her work is the interface between science and civil society in the digital space. As a member of the development team of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP), she provides profitable input for the project with this specialisation and her know-how on science communication, design thinking and innovation.

Lisa Zoth

Lisa Zoth is co-founder and partner of Dark Horse. The innovation consultancy from Berlin develops and designs holistic innovation ecosystems for organisations – from NGOs to DAX corporations – making them more sustainable and livable. Lisa Zoth has an academic background in political science, theatre studies, ethnology and design thinking. Her concern is to anchor the design thinking and iterative approach of design in politics. As a member of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP) development team, she provides valuable input on topics such as new work, organisational design and innovation strategies.

Nataliia Sokolovska

Nataliia Sokolovska is a political scientist and research associate in the field of “Knowledge and Society” at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG). Among other things, she conducts research on the topic of quality in scientific policy advice and deals with the question of how politicians and researchers can successfully work together to meet global challenges. As a member of the development team, she is particularly interested in the development of quality criteria and the design of a good and trusting exchange between science and politics and contributes valuable knowledge to the work of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP).

Nick Wagner

As a programme manager in the capital office of the Stifterverband and project manager of the “Future Lab” to improve cooperation conditions at universities, Nick Wagner brings extensive skills and experience in the areas of public sector innovation, new work and cooperation to the development team of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP). Nick Wagner is also a design thinking coach with a background in politics, geography, economic and social history. His work focuses on topics such as public administration, university policy, open science and innovation.

Noah Schöppl

Noah Schöppl is strategic programme manager at the non-profit organisation ProjectTogether. In this role, he is responsible for open social innovation programmes for systemic change in the fields of democracy, education and science. Noah is also a Technology Governance Advisor at the Dutch ALLAI Foundation. He studied social science of the internet (MSc) at the University of Oxford as well as politics, psychology, law and economics (BSc) at the University of Amsterdam. As member of the development team, he brings valuable expertise on topics such as open social innovation, technology governance and system change to the Crisis Science Project (CRISP).

Tjorven Harmsen

Tjorven Harmsen is a research associate and PhD student at the Leibniz Institute for Spatial Social Research. She developed her doctoral thesis in the recently completed BMBF-funded project “Resilient Crisis Response: The Role of Guidance in Creating and Using ‘Opportunities’ in Crisis Trajectories (RESKIU)”. Tjorven Harmsen is a member of the development team of the Crisis Science Project (CRISP) and brings both her scientific expertise and practical know-how, which she was able to gather at the German Red Cross, among others, to the project.