Ruth Ditlmann is Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her research focuses on intergroup contact and intergroup interaction, the potential and limitations of interventions based on social psychological theories to promote integration and to build peace in field-settings, and the psychology of national identity. She is also interested in how behavioural insights can responsibly inform policymaking.
Previously, she was a Research Fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin in the Migration, Integration and Transnationalization Department and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University in the Department of Psychology and Social Policy. She received her PhD from Yale University in 2012 and was a Research Affiliate at Columbia University. She has authored publications in leading journals in social psychology and is the recipient of a Lichtenberg Professorship awarded by the VW foundation. She also has gained non-academic experience working as an impact analyst for PHINEO gAG.