Dr. Jule Kunkel

  • Engler-Bunte-Ring 15

    76131 Karlsruhe

Consultation hour

Appointments upon request


Bachert, P.; Hildebrand, C.; Erley, N.; Jekauc, D.; Wäsche, H.; Kunkel, J.; Woll, A. (2021). Students on stairs: a participatory approach using decisional cues in the form of motivational signs to promote stair use. Journal of American college health, 1–11. doi:10.1080/07448481.2020.1845704
Paulus, M.; Kunkel, J.; Schmidt, S. C. E.; Bachert, P.; Wäsche, H.; Neumann, R.; Woll, A. (2021). Standing breaks in lectures improve university students’ self-perceived physical, mental and cognitive condition. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (8), Art.-Nr.: 4204. doi:10.3390/ijerph18084204Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Geiger, K.; Gülich, L.; Kunkel, J.; Bachert, P.; Neumann, R. (2020). Mit Partizipation zum Erfolg. Bewegt studieren - Studieren bewegt! : Eine Initiative des Allgemeinen Deutschen Hochschulsportverbands (adh) und der Techniker Krankenkasse (TK), DUZ Verlags- und Medienhaus GmbH. 
Mnich, C.; Bachert, P.; Kunkel, J.; Wäsche, H.; Neumann, R.; Nigg, C. R. (2019). Stand Up, Students! Decisional Cues Reduce Sedentary Behavior in University Students. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, Article no: 230. doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00230Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document

Research areas

  • Action research
  • Sports development and health promotion
  • Social marketing and health communication

Research projects

  • Project manager for the project activity kit and its component Stand up, students!


  • Lecture: Marketing and Communications (M. Sc., Profile Physical Activity and Health)

  • Seminar: Sports Development and Health Promotion in Different Settings (M. Sc., Profile Physical Activity and Health)


seit 2015 Academic staff member at the Institute for Sports and Sports Sciences (IfSS) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
seit 1997 Freelance fitness instructor
2011 – 2015 Doctoral student and academic staff at the Human Potential Centre of the Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
2007 – 2009 International PR Manager, SPORT+MARKT (now Nielsen Sports), Cologne
2005 – 2007 Freelance fitness manager, choreographer, and event manager, Hamburg & Spain
2002 – 2005 Magistra Artium (M. A.) in Sports Science and American Studies at the Leipzig University
2000 – 2002 Studies of Sports Science and American Studies at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M.


  • 2013 AUT winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT) and representative of AUT at the Trans-Tasman final in Sydney