Institute of Sports Science

Hendrik Thedinga

Institute of Sports Science
Wilhelmstraße 124,
1st floor, room 108c
  07071 29-72078
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Main research

  • Stereotyping and stigmatisation in sport settings (partical focus on weight stigma)
  • Sport and physical activity among people with overweight
  • Social contagion of physical activity
  • Social factors, determinants, and conditions of physical activity
  • Social determinants of sport and exercise participation
  • Physical activity and social networks

Short vita

Since 2018
Research assistant and PhD student, Institute of Sports Science

University of Tübingen

Master of Arts in English Literatures and Cultures

University of Tübingen

Recipient of scholarship for doctoral thesis in sport science (funded by the state of Baden-Württemberg’s law for promotion of graduates, LGFG)

University of Tübingen

Since 2014
Research assistant (until 2015) and PhD student, Institute of Sports Science

University of Tübingen

1. State exam for becoming a teacher in PE and English (equals a Master’s degree of Education)

University of Tübingen

Selected publications

Journal articles

  • Carl, J., Thedinga, H.K., Zipfel, S., Thiel, A. (2018). Stimulating Weight Stigma in Future Experimental Designs on Physical Activity - Development and Pilot Validation of a Video Instrument. Obesity Facts, 11(3), 206-220.
  • Thiel, A., Thedinga, H. K., Barkhoff, H., Giel, K., Schweizer, O., Thiel, S., & Zipfel, S. (2018). Why are some groups physically active and others not? A contrast group analysis in leisure settings. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 377.
  • Thiel, A., Thedinga, H. K., Thomas, S. L., Barkhoff, H., Giel, K. E., Schweizer, O., Thiel, S., Zipfel, S. (2016). Have adults lost their sense of play? An observational study of the social dynamics of physical (in)activity in German and Hawaiian leisure settings. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-14.
  • Thiel, A., Giel, K., Thedinga, H., Zipfel S. (2016). Körperlichkeit als Devianz. Zur sozialen Konstruktion des übergewichtigen Körpers und ihrer Folgen. Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften (2). 37-48.

Functions and memberships

  • Editor’s Assistant: "European Journal for Sport and Society" (ejss)….
  • Supervision of BOGY-internship at the institute of Sport Science
  • Proofreading of manuscripts for the European Journal of Sport and Society
  • Proofreading of scientific texts and journal manuscripts
  • Projects to foster international relationships of the IfS