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Hannes Jarke

Hannes Jarke.

Research Associate


Evidence-based policy, health policy, mental health, behavioural economics, science communication, open science


GCRF Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA)

Personal background

Hannes Jarke joined the CBR in autumn 2019 to investigate mental health and decision-making in Lebanon as part of R4HC-MENA. Prior to his appointment, he had already worked with the Policy Research Group on publications translating scientific evidence from behavioural sciences for policymakers and the wider public, resulting in multiple reports and a textbook. His main research interest is how the application of evidence from behavioural sciences can improve public health policy, specifically in the area of mental health.

As a Project Coordinator for the European Patients’ Forum, Hannes is primarily responsible for managing patient engagement and incorporating patient perspectives into large projects on platform trials, translational medicine, blockchain in healthcare, and psychometric outcome measures for high-risk medical devices. He also serves as the Director of Operations for the Junior Researcher Programme, which creates research and training opportunities for psychology students from around the globe. Hannes is experienced in co-ordinating the evaluation of multiple large-scale randomised controlled trials and consulted the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre for the Enlightenment 2.0 research programme. His educational background is in Psychology (BSc and MSc, University of Vienna) and Public Health (MSc, Maastricht University).

Selected publications

Jarke, H., Ruggeri, K., Graeber, J., Tünte, M.R., Ojinaga-Alfageme, O., Verra, S. … Galizzi, M. M. (2022). Health behavior and decision-making in healthcare. In K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Psychology and Behavioral Economics: Applications for Public Policy (Second Edition). New York and London: Routledge.

Ruggeri, K., Jarke, H., Friedemann, M., Naru, F., & Papa, F. (2022). An Introduction to behavioral economics. In K. Ruggeri (Ed.), Psychology and Behavioral Economics: Applications for Public Policy (Second Edition). New York and London: Routledge.

Ruggeri, K., Jarke, H., El-Zein, L., Verdeli, H., & Folke, T. (2021). Mental health and decisions under risk among refugees and the public in Lebanon. Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, 8(112).

Ruggeri, K., Većkalov, B., Bojanić, L., Andersen, T. L., Ashcroft-Jones, S., Ayacaxli, N. … Jarke, H., … & Folke, T. (2021). The general fault in our faultlines. Nature Human Behaviour.

Jarke, H., Broeks, M., Dimova, S., Iakovidou, E., Thompson, G., Ilie, S., & Sutherland, A. (2020). Evaluation of a Technology-based Intervention for Reading in UK Classroom Settings. Santa Monica, CA and Cambridge, UK: RAND Corporation.

Jarke, H., Varaday, G., & Ruggeri, K. (2020). Applying Behavioural Insights to Policy: From Evidence to Practice. Cambridge: UK.

Ruggeri, K., Alí, S., Berge, M. L., Bertoldo, G., Cortijos-Bernabeu, A., Bjørndal, L. D., … Jarke, H. … Folke, T. (2020). Replicating patterns of Prospect Theory for decision under risk. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 622–633.

Jakob, L., Garcia-Garzon, E., Jarke, H., & Dablander, F. (2019). The Science Behind the Magic? The Relation of the Harry Potter “Sorting Hat Quiz” to Personality and Human Values. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), 31.

Contact details

Hannes Jarke
European Patients’ Forum
Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180
1040 Brussels