Klaus Hurrelmann is Senior Professor of Public Health and Education at the Hertie School. His areas of research include health and education policy. Hurrelmann was the founding dean of the first German School of Public Health at the University of Bielefeld. There, he spent 12 years as Director of the Research Center SFB 227, "Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence". Hurrelmann led the German contribution to the international comparative study "Health Behaviour in School Children" for the World Health Organization from 1992 to 2006. He is in the directorial team of several ongoing national surveys covering the development of family, children, youth and young adults. Previously, Hurrelmann was a Professor of Socialisation at the Universities of Essen and Bielefeld. He was educated as a social scientist at the University of Münster and the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his doctorate in the field of Education Systems and Society.