Andrea Goettler is the Diversity Officer of the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and research assistant in the area of Sociology of Diversity. In her role as Diversity Officer, she works towards creating a university experience based on a culture of inclusion, equity and diversity. In cooperation with the diversity committee, she manages and implements the diversity and gender strategy of the department. In her teachings, she focuses the relationship between society and health, taking into account social inequalities and diversity. Her PhD project investigates older migrants in Germany and the discourses on migration background, ethnicity and health in older age.
Andrea Goettler studied Anthropology (B.Sc.) at the University of Kent and Global Health (M.Sc.) at Maastricht University. Her interest in global health involved research visits to the Manipal University in India and to the University of Vienna. Before coming to the Technical University of Munich, Andrea Goettler worked at the Mannheim Institute of Public Health of the Heidelberg University.