Theresa Anna Michel

Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law  (» Postal address)

A5 0-027 (» Adress and map )

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+49 441 798-4151  (F&P

Reserach fellow and PhD-student within the research project BREsilient and ENaQ at the Institute of Ecological Economics.

Reserach interests

  • Participatory processes
  • Social learning
  • Research on resilience
  • Urban spatial development
  • Climate adaptation processes


Since 01/2018

Research fellow and PhD-Student in research projects at the Institute Ecological Economics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Research Project: BREsilient

Research Project: Energetisches Nachbarschaftsquartier (ENaQ)

10/2015 - 12/2017

Research fellow at the Institute Ecological Economics, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

Academic Councling „Sustainability Economics and Management
11/2013 - 04/2015 Teacher traineeship of the federal state of Lower Saxony (Business Science and Anglistics)
10/2013 - 03/2013

Participation in project „Die 100% Region als Konzept der Energiewende“

Cooperation between the county Oldenburg and the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg.
11/2013 - 05/2015

Second State Examination

Vocational Training School Wechloy, Oldenburg
10/2011 - 9/2013

Master program Sustainability Economics and Management

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Major field of study: Environmental Planning and Spatial Development
4/2012 - 6/2013 Research stay at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and participation in the project  „Developing Sustainability“ (funded by DAAD) in Port Elizabeth, ZA

10/2010 - 9/2012

Master Program Business Science / Anglistic

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
10/2007 - 9/2010

Bachelor Program Business Science / Anglistic

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
2/2010 - 9/2010 Semester abroad, Murdoch University in Perth, AUS
10/2008 - 03/2013

Tutor in subject area of Business Science

Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
8/2008 - 09/2008 Internship KPMG Spain S.A. in Barcelona
9/2006 - 9/2007 City ambassador of the city Osnabrück in Derby, GB


Presentations & Conference Contributions


  • Citizen Participation in Climate Adaptation Projects – Resilience as an Aim of Participation. International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2019. 23-26 May 2019, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Citizen Participation in Climate Adaptation Projects – a Pilot Study about Aims, Success Determinants and Challenges of Participatory Processes. European Climate Change Adaptation Conference. 28-31 May 2019, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Bürgerbeteiligungsprozesse in wasserbezogenen Klimaanpassungsprojekten – Ziele, Methoden, Teilnehmende, Herausforderungen und Erfolgsfaktoren. Expertenworkshop ‚Klimaanpassung und Überflutungsvorsorge – Welche Kommunikationswege sind erfolgreich?‘. 08. Mai 2019, Gelsenkirchen.


  • Participatory Processes and the Impact on Sustainable Adaptation Measures in Urban Areas – First reflections. International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2018. 11-14 June 2018, Manchester, UK.
  • Measuring effects of participatory processes on individual and collective resilience. Formative and summative evaluation of realworld laboratories in Bremen. 'From Data to Resilience' Workshop in the project RISK_M. 16 -18 May 2018, Fachhochschule Bielefeld.


  • Participation and the Implementation of Sustainable Urban Development. International Sustainability Transitions 2017.
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