Prof Astrid Junge

Centre of Excellence:

  • Medical School Hamburg, Germany
  • Schulthess Klinik Zürich, Switzerland
  • Swiss Concussion Center, Switzerland

Medical Specialty:

Public Health, Health Sciences, Preventive Medicine, Mental Health

General information:

Astrid Junge is Prorector for Research and Professor for Prevention and Sport at the Medical School Hamburg (MSH). She has a PhD in psychology, is a licenced psychotherapist and has received the Venia Legendi in social and preventative medicine. For 20 years, she was the Head of Research of the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) and was instrumental in developing F-MARC into an internationally recognised research organization. Prior to this, she worked in the Departments of Psychosomatics and Medical Psychology/Sociology at the Universities of Hamburg and Marburg. Astrid Junge has led numerous interdisciplinary studies in the field of sports medicine and has published over 140 scientific papers.

Research Focus:

  • Mental Health of Elite Athletes
  • Epidemiologie, Risk Factors and Prevention of Sports Injury
  • Longterm Health of Elite Athletes
  • Health Promotion through Sports Quality Management

We all have mental health, like we all have physical health. Both change throughout our lives.

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