Johanna Kluge, M.A.
Building 4731 | Room 03_B10
Campus-Boulevard 57
52074 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80 49240

Johanna Kluge, M.A.

Johanna Kluge is a research assistant for the Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC) and the Chair for Communication Science at RWTH Aachen University. She earned her master's degree in sociology and communication science with the thesis "Gesundheit ist Silber, Schönheit ist Gold? Kontextabhängige Akzeptanz invasiver Medizintechnik" (Health is silver, beauty is golden? Contextual acceptance of invasive medical technology).

Communication and acceptance of medical technology are also the focus of her work at the HCIC: Within the research project "Face," Johanna Kluge helps to develop a sensitive information and communication strategy which is aimed at patients with congenital or developmental misalignment or misshaping of either maxilla or mandible (dysgnathia). The goal is to support patients before, during, and after the necessary surgical procedure in order to prevent mental abberations and adjustment disorders due to the oftentimes significant change of their facial appearance.

Another research focus is on technology acceptance: Johanna Kluge is part of "TIGER," a project funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety. In this project, she explores factors that influence the acceptance of deep geothermal energy, an, as of yet, relatively unknown form of regenerative energy, so that communication and acceptance of the general population can be taken into account when planning future geothermal projects.