Prof. Dr. Anne Reimers

Prof. Dr. Anne Reimers

Professor (Chair)

Department of Sport Science and Sport
Chair of Physical Activity and Public Health (Prof. Dr. Reimers)

Gebbertstraße 123 b
91058 Erlangen

Office hours

Every week Thu, 11:00 - 12:00, Please contact via MS Teams.

ACADEMIC POSTIONS
2019 – heute Professor (W3) for Sport Science with focus on Health Promotion/Public Health/Social Sciences of Sport
Department for Sport Science and Sport, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg
2015 – 2019 Junior Professor of Sport and Exercise Pedagogy (with focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation)
Institut of Human Movement Science an Health of the Chemnitz University of Technology
2010 – 2015 Research associate in the BMBF collaborative project “Motorik-Modul-Study” (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. A. Woll)
Department of Sports Science, University of Constance and Institute of Sports and Sports Sciences, Karlsruher Institut of Technology (2013 – 2015)
2008 Graduate assistant (Prof. Dr. J Kleinert)
Section Health & Social Psychology, Institute of Psychology, German Sport University Cologne

ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

2019
Positive evaluation as a Junior Professor of Sport and Exercise Pedagogy (with focus on Prevention and Rehabilitation)
Institut of Human Movement Science and Health, Chemnitz University of Technology
2010 – 2013
Dissertation (Doctor in Social Sciences)
Thesis title „Neighbourhood environment and physical activity among adolescents“; Grade: summa cum laude (highest distinction)
Institute of Sports Sciences, University of Constance
2002 – 2008
Studies in Sports Sciences with focus in “Prevention and Rehabilitation”
German Sport University Cologne

2015 Baden-Württemberg Certificate for Didactics in Higher Education
2015 Fast Track Scholarship “Excellence and Leadership Skills for Outstanding Women in Science” Robert Bosch Foundation
2013 Admittance to ‘TANDEMplus-Program’ for young researchers
RWTH Aachen, Institute of Technology Karlsruhe and Research Center Jülich 
2012 Travel Grand  
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 
2011 Brigitte-Schlieben-Lange Scholarship for PhD Studies  
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg and of the European Social Fund 
2010 3rd Poster-Award
42nd annual conference of the German Society of Sport Psychology (asp)
2008 Graduate scholarship for promotion of the female young academics
German Sport University Cologne 
2008 Honorary award for special achievements during the studies
General Students’ Committee (Asta) of the German Sport University Cologne

  • Deputy Spokesperson of the Department of Sport Science and Sport  
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Department of Sport Science and Sport 
  • Program Director of the Master Program “Physical Activity and Health”  
  • Program Director of the Graduate Program “Physical Activity and Health” 
  • Senior researcher of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity and Public Health at the Department of Sport Science and Sport 

  • in CRIS
  • Here you will find the research projects of the Public Health and Physical Activity division.

  • Kelso, A., Reimers, A.K., Abu-Omar, K., Wunsch, K., Niessner, C., Wäsche, H., & Demetriou, Y. (2021). Locations of physical activity: Where are children, adolescents, and adults physically active? A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(3), 1240. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031240  
  • Linder, S., Abu-Omar, K., Geidl, W., Messing, S., Sarshar, M., Reimers, A.K., & Ziemainz, H. (2021). Physical Inactivity in Healthy, Obese, and Diabetic Adults in Germany: An Analysis of Related Socio-Demographic Variables. PLoS ONE, 16(2), e0246634. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246634
  • Mutz, M., Müller, J., & Reimers, A.K. (2021). Use of Digital Media for Home-Based Sports Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from the German SPOVID Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(9). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094409
  • Reimers, A.K., Heidenreich, V., Bittermann, H.-J., Knapp, G. & Reimers, C.D. (2021). Impact of accelerometer-measured physical activity on sleep in subjects suffering from idiopathic restless legs syndrome. BMC Neurology, 21(1), 90. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-021-02115-w  
  • Schlund, A., Reimers, A.K., Bucksch, J., Vondung, C., Schulze, C., Coen, S.E., Puil, L., Phillips, S.P., Knapp, G., & Demetriou, Y. (2021). Do intervention studies to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents take sex/gender into account? A systematic approach. Journal of Physical Activity & Health.  https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0666
  • Till, M., Abu-Omar, K., Ferschl, S., Reimers, A.K., & Gelius, P. (2021). Measuring capabilities in health and physical activity promotion: a systematic review. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 353. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-10151-3
  • Herbert-Maul, A., Abu-Omar, K., Frahsa, A., Streber, A., & Reimers, A.K. (2020). Transferring a community-based participatory research project to promote physical activity among socially disadvantaged women – Experiences from 15 years of BIG. Frontiers in Public Health, 8(546).https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2020.571413
  • Kelso, A., Linder, S., Reimers, A.K., Klug, S.J., Alesi, M., Scifo, L., Borrego, C.C., Monteiro, D., & Demetriou, Y. (2020). Effects of school-based interventions on motivation towards physical activity in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 101770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101770
  • Knaus, M.C., Lechner, M., & Reimers, A.K. (2020). For better or worse? – The effects of physical education on child development. Labour Economics, 67, 101904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101904
  • Marzi, I., Emmerling, S., Demetriou, Y., Bucksch, J., Schulze, C., Vondung, C., & Reimers, A.K. (2020). Interventions aiming to promote active commuting in children and adolescents: An evaluation from a sex/gender perspective. Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, 2(184). https://doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2020.590857
  • Mutz, M., Reimers, A.K., & Demetriou, Y. (2020). Leisure time sports activities and life satisfaction: Deeper insights based on a representative survey from Germany. Applied Research in Quality of Life.https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-020-09866-7
  • Nigg, C.R., Fuchs, R., Gerber, M., Jekauc, D., Koch, T., Krell-Roesch, J., Lippke, S., Mnich, C., Novak, B., Ju, Q., Sattler, M.C., Schmidt, S.C.E., van Poppel, M., Reimers, A.K., Wagner, P., Woods, C., & Woll, A. (2020). Assessing physical activity through questionnaires – A consensus of best practices and future directions. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 101715. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101715
  • Reimers, A.K., Engels, E., Marzi, I., Steinvoord, K., & Krieger, C. (2020). Aktiv zur Schule – Zur Bedeutung von aktiven Schulwegen bei Kindern im Grundschulalter in Deutschland. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, 15(4), 311-18. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11553-020-00776-y
  • Reimers, A.K., Marzi, I., Schmidt, S.E., Niessner, C., Oriwol, D., Worth, A., & Woll, A. (2020). Trends in active commuting to school from 2003 to 2017 among children and adolescents from Germany: The MoMo-Study. European Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa141
  • Schönbach, D.M.I., Brindley, C., Reimers, A.K., Marques, A., & Demetriou, Y. (2020). Socio-demographic correlates of cycling to school among 12-to 15-year olds in Southern Germany. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(24), 9269. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249269
  • Schulze, C., Demetriou, Y., Emmerling, S., Schlund, A., Phillips, S.P., Puil, L., Coen, S.E., & Reimers, A.K. (2020). A sex/gender perspective on interventions to promote children’s and adolescents’ overall physical activity: results from genEffects systematic review. BMC Pediatrics, 20(1), 473. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-020-02370-9
  • Tcymbal, A., Demetriou, Y., Kelso, A., Wolbring, L., Wunsch, K., Wäsche, H., Woll, A., & Reimers, A.K. (2020). Effects of the built environment on physical activity: A systematic review of longitudinal studies taking sex/gender into account. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 25(1), 75. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12199-020-00915-z
  • Vondung, C., Demetriou, Y., Reimers, A.K., Schlund, A., & Bucksch, J. (2020). A Sex/Gender Perspective on Interventions to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour in Girls and Boys: Results of the genEffects Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(14), 5231. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145231
  • Boxberger, K., & Reimers, A.K. (2019). Parental Correlates of Outdoor Play in Boys and Girls Aged 0 to 12—A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16020190  
  • Demetriou, Y., Bucksch, J., Albrecht, C., Finger, J., Hebestreit, A., Mutz, M., Schmidt, S., Vogt, L., Völker, K., Woll, A., & Reimers, A.K. (2019). Results from Germany’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Adolescents. German Journal of Exercise and Sport Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12662-019-00578-1
  • Demetriou, Y., Reimers, A.K., Alesi, M., Scifo, L., Borrego, C., Monteiro, D., & Kelso, A. (2019). Effects of school-based interventions on motivation towards physical activity in children and adolescents: protocol for a systematic review. Systematic reviews, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1029-1 
  • Demetriou, Y., Vondung, C., Bucksch, J., Schlund, A., Schulze, C., Knapp, G., Coen, S. E., Puil, L., Phillips, S. P., & Reimers, A.K. (2019). Interventions on children’s and adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review from a sex/gender perspective. Systematic Reviews, 8(1), 65. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-0963-2
  • Neudecker, C., Mewes, N., Reimers, A. K., & Woll, A. (2019). Exercise Interventions in Children and Adolescents With ADHD: A Systematic Review. Journal of Attention Disorders, 23(4), 307-324. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054715584053
  • Reimers, A. K., Brzoska, P.*, Niessner, C., Schmidt, S. C. E., Worth, A., & Woll, A. (2019). Are there disparities in different domains of physical activity between school-aged migrant and non-migrant children and adolescents? Insights from Germany. PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0214022. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214022
  • Reimers, A.K., & Marzi, I.* (2019). Eigenständige Mobilität von Kindern – Ein narrativer Überblick zu einem in der Präventions- und Gesundheitsforschung vernachlässigten Phänomen. Prävention und Gesundheitsförderung, 14(3), 306-312.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11553-018-0688-4
  • Reimers, A.K., Boxberger, K., Schmidt, S., Niessner, C., Demetriou, Y., Marzi, I, & Woll, A. (2019). Parental, peer and siblings support and social modelling in relation to physical activity participation and outdoor play in a nationwide sample of preschool children from Germany. Children, 6(10). https://doi.org/115.10.3390/children6100115
  • Reimers, A.K., Schmidt, S., Demetriou, Y., Marzi, I., & Woll, A. (2019). Parental and peer support and modelling in relation to domain-specific physical activity participation in boys and girls from Germany. PLoS ONE, 14(10), e0223928. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223928 
  • Schmidt, C. S., Schneider, J., Reimers, A.K., Niessner, C., & Woll, A. (2019). Exploratory Determined Correlates of Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents: The MoMo Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030415
  • Demetriou, Y., Bachner, J., Reimers, A.K. & Göhner, W. (2018). Effects of a sports-oriented primary school on students’ physical literacy and cognitive performance. Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology, 3(3):37. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfmk3030037
  • Marzi, I., Demetriou, Y., & Reimers, A.K. (2018). Social and physical environmental correlates of independent mobility in children: a systematic review taking sex/gender differences into account. International Journal of Health Geographics, 17(1), 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12942-018-0145-9
  • Marzi, I. & Reimers, A.K. (2018). Children’s independent mobility: Current Knowledge, Future Directions, and Public Health Implications. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(2441). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112441
  • Reimers, A.K., Knapp, G., & Reimers, C.D. (2018). Effects of Exercise on the Resting Heart Rate: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Interventional Studies. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7(12). https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm7120503
  • Reimers, A.K., Schoeppe, S., Demetriou, Y. & Knapp, G. (2018). Physical Activity and Outdoor Play of Children in Public Playgrounds—Do Gender and Social Environment Matter? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15071356
  • Reimers, A.K. & Knapp, G. (2017). Playground usage and physical activity levels of children based on playground spatial features. Journal of Public Health, 25(6), 661-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0828-x
  • Reimers, C.D., Reuter, I., Straube, A., Tettenborn, B., Braumann, K. & Reimers, A.K. (2016). Beratung zu körperlicher und sportlicher Aktivität in neurologischen Praxen in Deutschland. Ergebnisse einer Umfrage unter den Mitgliedern der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Neurologie e.V. Fortschritte der Neurologie – Psychiatrie, 84, 28-33. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-111696
  • Reimers, A.K., & Schwennicke, G. (2015). Analgetische Effekte körperlich-sportlicher Aktivität auf den Geburtsschmerz. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin, 66(9), 235-40. https://doi.org/10.5960/dzsm.2015.196
  • Reimers, A.K., Wagner, M.O., Alvanides, S., Steinmayr, A., Reiner, M., Schmidt, S., & Woll, A. (2014). Proximity to sports facilities and sports participation for adolescents in Germany. PLoS ONE 9(3): e93059. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093059 
  • Wagner, M.O., Bös, K., Jekauc, D., Mewes, N., Oberger, J., Reimers, A.K., Schlenker, L., Worth, A., & Woll, A. (2014). Cohort Profile: The Motorik-Modul (MoMo) Longitudinal Study – Physical Fitness and Physical Activity as Determinants of Health Development in German Children and Adolescents. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(5), 1410-6. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyt098
  • Jekauc, D., Reimers, A.K., Wagner, M.O., & Woll, A. (2013). Physical activity in sports clubs of children and adolescents in Germany: Results from a nationwide representative survey. Journal of Public Health, 21, 505-13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-013-0579-2
  • Reimers, A.K., Mess, F., Bucksch, J., Jekauc, D., & Woll, A. (2013). Systematic review on measurement properties of questionnaires assessing the neighbourhood environment in the context of youth physical activity behaviour. BMC Public Health, 13, 461. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-461
  • Reimers, A.K., Jekauc, D., Peterhans, E., Wagner, M., & Woll, A. (2013). Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of active commuting to school in a nationwide representative sample of German adolescents. Preventive Medicine, 56(1), 64-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2012.11.011 
  • Jekauc, D., Reimers, A.K., Wagner, M., & Woll, A. (2012). Prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of the compliance with the physical activity guidelines in children and adolescents in Germany. BMC Public Health, 12, 714. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-714
  • Reimers, A.K., Jekauc, D., Mess, F., Mewes, N., & Woll, A. (2012). Validity and reliability of a self-report instrument to assess social support and physical environmental correlates of physical activity in adolescents. BMC Public Health, 12, 705. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-705
  • Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., & Reimers, A.K. (2012). Does physical activity increase life expectancy? A review of the literature. Journal of Aging Research, 2012, 9. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/243958
  • Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., Reimers, A.K., & Griewing, B. (2012). Schlaganfälle: Einfluss körperlicher Aktivität auf die Prävalenz und die Behinderung. Aktuelle Neurologie, 39, 220-35. https://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1304620
  • Reimers, C.D., Knapp, G., & Reimers, A.K. (2009). Exercise as Stroke Prophylaxis. Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, 106(44), 715-21. https://doi.org/10.3238/arztbl.2009.0715 

  • Fleuren, T., Herbert-Maul, A., Linder, S., Geidl, W., Reimers, A.K., & Abu-Omar, K. (2020). Bewegungsförderung bei Menschen in schwierigen Lebenslagen – Die Projekte BIG und GESTALT als Beispiele nachhaltiger Bewegungsförderung im kommunalen Setting. Bewegungstherapie & Gesundheitssport, 36(6), 257-63.https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1292-6711
  • Demetriou, Y., & Reimers, A.K. (2020). „Bewegungs-Zeugnis“: Deutschland gefährdet. Sportpraxis, Sonderheft2020, 8-11.
  • Marzi, I, & Reimers, A.K. (2020). Wenn Kinder ohne ihre Eltern losziehen – Das Potential der eigenständigen Mobilität von Kindern aus gesundheitswissenschaftlicher Sicht. THEMA JUGEND, 2, 6-8.
  • Demetriou, Y., Hebestreit, A., Reimers, A.K., Schlund, A., Niessner, C., Schmidt, S., Finger, J. D., Mutz, M., Völker, K., Vogt, L., Woll, A., & Bucksch, J. (2018). Results from Germany’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 15(S2), S363-S365. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2018-0538
  • Reimers, A.K. (2015). Die Rush Hour des Lebens. Zephir, 21(1), 25-27.
  • Jekauc, D., Reimers, A.K., & Woll, A. (2014). Methoden der Aktivitätsmessung bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Bewegungstherapie & Gesundheitssport, 30(2), 79-82. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0033-1361578
  • Sulprizio, M., Reimers, A.K., & Kleinert, J. (2011). Erleben sportliche Frauen weniger Geburtsschmerz? Deutsche Hebammenzeitschrift, 6, 28-30.

  • Sygusch, R., Guardiera, P., & Reimers, A.K. (Druck in Vorbereitung). Bildungsthemen. In E. Balz, S. Reuker, V. Scheid & R. Sygusch (Hrsg.), Sportpädagogik. Kohlhammer.
  • Reimers, C.D., Reimers, A.K., & Knapp, G. (2018). Mortalität und Lebenserwartung. In F.C. Mooren & C.D. Reimers (Hrsg.), Praxisbuch Sport in Prävention und Therapie (S. 51 – 56). Elsevier.
  • Reimers, C.D., Wingendorf, I., Holzgraefe, M., Reimers, A.K., & Knapp, G. (2018). In F.C. Mooren & C.D. Reimers (Hrsg.), Praxisbuch Sport in Prävention und Therapie (S. 265 – 274). Elsevier.
  • Reimers, C.D., Reimers, A.K., & Knapp, G. (2015). Krankheitsprävention durch körperliche Aktivität und Sport. In N. Mewes, C.D. Reimers & G. Knapp (Hrsg.), Prävention und Therapie durch Sport – Grundlagen (S. 1 – 87) (2. Aufl.). Elsevier.
  • Reimers, C.D., Wingendorf, I., Holzgraefe, M., Reimers, A.K., & Knapp, G. (2015). Schlaganfall. In C.D. Reimers, A. Brooks, G. Knapp, N. Mewes, I. Reuter, B. Tettenborn & N. Thürauf (Hrsg.), Prävention und Therapie durch Sport – Neurologie, Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik, Schmerzsyndrome (S. 19 – 76) (2. Aufl.). Elsevier.
  • Titze, S., & Reimers, A. (2014). Subjektive Erhebungsverfahren und Auditinstrumente. In J. Bucksch & S. Schneider (Hrsg.), Walkability – Das Handbuch zur Bewegungsförderung in der Kommune (S. 153 – 163).Hans Huber.
  • Rauner, A., Peterhans, E., Reimers, A., Mess, F., & Woll, A. (2014). Aktiver Schulweg und Übergewicht bei Jugendlichen in Deutschland: Ergebnisse der MoMo-Studie. In S. Becker & T. Klein (Hrsg.), Aktiv und Gesund? Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf den Zusammenhang zwischen Sport und Gesundheit (S. 181 – 193). Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • Reimers, A., Mess, F., Jekauc, D., & Woll, A. (2010). Die Rolle des Geschlechts beim Modelllernen: Von welchem Elternteil imitieren Jungen und Mädchen das Sportverhalten? In I. Hartmann-Tews, B. Dahmen & D. Emberger (Hrsg.), Gesundheit in Bewegung: Impulse aus Geschlechterperspektive. Beiträge aus dem Symposium “gender and Health in motion – Gesundheit, Bewegung und Geschlecht aus interdisziplinärer Perspektive”. (Brennpunkte der Sportwissenschaft, 32, S. 39-45). Academia.
  • Reimers, A., Sulprizio, M., & Kleinert, J. (2008). Schmerzerleben unter der Geburt in Abhängigkeit von Sport- und Bewegungsaktivität. In M. Knoll & A. Woll (Hrsg.), Sport und Gesundheit in der Lebensspanne. Jahrestagung der dvs-Kommision Gesundheit vom 10.-11. April 2008 in Bad Schönborn (Schriften der Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft, 174, S. 298-302). Czwalina.
  • Reimers, C.D., & Reimers, A. (2008). Parkinson-Krankheit. In M. Halle, A. Schmidt-Trucksäss, R. Hambrecht & A. Berg (Hrsg.), Sporttherapie in der Medizin (S. 303-309). Schattauer.
  • Reimers, C.D., & Reimers, A. (2007). Bewegungstherapie bei neurologischen Erkrankungen. In M. Bühring (Hrsg.), Naturheilverfahren und unkonventionelle medizinische Richtungen (S. 1–21). Springer.

Schmidt, S., Will, N., Henn, A., Reimers, A.K. & Woll, A. (2016). Der Motorik-Modul Aktivitätsfragebogen (MoMo-AFB). Leitfaden zur Anwendung und Auswertung. Karlsruhe: KIT.

Reimers, A.K. (2013). Neighbourhood environment and physical activity among adolescents (Dissertation). Konstanz: Universität Konstanz.

Reimers, A.K. (2008). Schmerzerleben unter der Geburt in Abhängigkeit von Sport- und Körpererfahrung.Unveröffentl. Diplomarbeit. Deutsche Sporthochschule Köln.

Further publications of Prof. Reimers’ group are available here.

  • in UnivIS
  • Physical Education Teaching Programmes: 

Lecture “Introduction to sport science” 

Lecture “Sports, physical activity, and health 1“ 

Lecture “Research methods in sports science” 

Seminar “Intervention Concepts and Quality Management” 

Seminar “Project Development and Implementation of Interventions for Health Promotion” 

  • International Master’s in “Physical Activity and Health”: 

Seminar “Scientific research” 

Seminar “Physical activity monitoring” 

Seminar „Conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs”