Annika Laukamp was born in 1990. She studied nutritional science and home economics (Bachelor) at University of Applied Science Osnabrück between 2009 and 2012 and finished it with her Bachelor thesis about “Non-responders in obesity therapy of children and adolescents – Analysis of therapy data under consideration of specific factors”. Afterwards she worked as a research fellow at University of Applied Science Osnabrück within the projects “Loneliness and volunteer engagement in old age” and “Evaluation and sustainability in nutritional education”. In winter semester 2014/2015 she started the master’s course Public Health at Bielefeld University and finished it in September 2016 with her Master thesis about the “Health status of unaccompanied asylum-seeking adolescents in Bielefeld”. In addition to the master’s course, she worked within the project “Baseline- and Follow-Up survey of the EU School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme in Lower Saxony”. In winter semester 2015/2016 and summer semester 2016 she worked as research assistant within the department of Public Health Medicine.
Within the graduate school FlüGe she is working on topic 1 “Health status of refugees, identification of barriers to health care and development of interventions” and the focus of her dissertation is on weight development and chronic diseases in refugees after arrival in Germany.
Topic 1.1 Health status of refugees, identification of barriers to health care and development of interventions
Further information about the project can be found on the project website