Annika P. C.

Annika Lutz joined the University of Luxembourg in 2011 on an FNR/AFR grant and completed her PhD thesis on “Body perception and evaluation in anorexia nervosa” in 2015. Currently, she is a post-doctoral researcher in clinical psychophysiology within the Institute for Health and Behaviour (Research Group Self-Regulation and Health, Prof. Dr. Claus Vögele).

She studied psychology at the University of Würzburg (Germany) with a focus on clinical psychology, psychological interventions and psychophysiology. She completed her “Diplom” (equiv. MSc) in 2011 with a thesis on “Inhibitory performance and heart rate variability in female restrained eaters”.

Her research foci include:

  • Eating disorders, anorexia nervosa
  • Body image
  • Interoception
  • Self-regulation of eating behaviour
  • Psychophysiological research methods
  • Electroencephalography

Current projects:

Research interests
Eating Disorders
Body Image
Clinical Psychology

Latest content Annika P. C. Lutz took part in

Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
PANDEMIC Pandora's Box: The demographic, Economic, Social and Psychological impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. The experiences we have had since the onset of the pandemic have affected us in many ways. The pandemic killed, but has also had a profound impact on the organization of employment and work, our behaviour, social dynamics and mental health. These effects have not been equal, being felt by some groups and societies much more than others.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How do different confinement measures affect people across Europe?
Some of the first hardest-hit countries in Europe start planning to relax COVID-19 related restrictions. But how have those restrictions affected the populations? The University of Luxembourg launches a survey to compare the psychological effects of social distancing measures across Europe.
Faculty Blog
A survey to understand the psychological effects of social distancing measures in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.
In less than a month, COVID-19 has profoundly changed our daily habits. Between “home-office", “home-schooling” and only leaving our homes for basic necessities, our social interactions have been drastically reduced. Stress factors such as the loss of income, gloomy news and daily uncertainties must be added to this social isolation. If the need for social distancing measures is rarely questioned in principle, this does not mean that they are without consequences. Two researchers and their teams from the University of Luxembourg, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Claus Vögele, are launching an on-line questionnaire to better understand the impact of quarantine on the population in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.