Dr. Christoph Mall (neé. Becker)



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Uptown München-Campus D, Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60/62, Room R 213 (2nd floor)

Office hours: by arrangement (Email)

Email: christoph.mall@tum.de



Since 10/2013 Research assistant at Technical University of Munich
10/2007 – 03/2013    Diplom Sport Science at Technical University of Munich



  • Introduction to Sport Science – Exercise; Teaching Profession
  • Nature based Health: The Potential of Exercise in Green Spaces – Seminar and Exersice; BA Health Science


Research activities

  • Active use of urban nature and public open space to promote physical activity and mental health

      o Learning in Nature – aspects of physical and mental health, learning motivation, learning outcomes and nature connectedness during Education Outside the Classroom

      o SINN-i: Active City Innovation and SINN-i: Go, Wanna Go! – Promotion of physical activity and health in communal settings in Germany, England, Japan, Spain and South Africa

Compositional Data Analysis and Bayesian inference



Mall, C., von Au, J. & Dettweiler, U. (2021). Students' Appropriation of Space in Education Outside the Classroom. Some Aspects on Physical Activity and Health from a Pilot Study with 5th-Graders in Germany. In E. Brymer, M. Rogerson & J. Barton (Ed.), Nature and Health. Physical Activity in Nature. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003154419.

Burchartz, A., Anedda, B., Auerswald, T., Giurgiu, M., Hill, H., Ketelhut, S., Kolb, S., Mall, C., Manz, K., Nigg C. R, Reichert, M., Sprengeler, O., Wunsch, K., Matthews, C. E. (2020). Assessing physical behavior through accelerometry – State of the science, best practices and future directions. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 49, 101703. doi:10.1016/j.psychsport.2020.101703 

Jaitner, D., Rinas, R., Becker, C., Niermann, C., Breithecker, J., & Mess, F. (2019). Supporting Subject Justification by Educational Psychology: A Systematic Review of Achievement Goal Motivation in School Physical Education. Frontiers in Education, 4(70). doi:10.3389/feduc.2019.00070

Becker, C., Schmidt, S., Neuberger, E. W. I., Kirsch, P., Simon, P., & Dettweiler, U. (2019). Children's Cortisol and Cell-Free DNA Trajectories in Relation to Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity in School: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Public Health, 7(26). doi:10.3389/fpubh.2019.00026

Dettweiler, U., Lauterbach, G., Becker, C., & Simon, P. (2017). A Bayesian Mixed-Methods Analysis of Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction through Outdoor Learning and Its Influence on Motivational Behavior in Science Class. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(2235). doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02235 

Dettweiler, U., Becker, C., Auestad, B. H., Simon, P., & Kirsch, P. (2017). Stress in School. Some Empirical Hints on the Circadian Cortisol Rhythm of Children in Outdoor and Indoor Classes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(5), 475. doi:10.3390/ijerph14050475

Becker, C., Lauterbach, G., Spengler, S., Dettweiler, U., & Mess, F. (2017). Effects of Regular Classes in Outdoor Education Settings. A Systematic Review on Students’ Learning, Social and Health Dimensions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, 485. doi:10.3390/ijerph14050485

Dettweiler, U., Ünlü, A., Lauterbach, G., Becker, C., & Gschrey, B. (2015). Investigating the motivational behavior of pupils during outdoor science teaching within self-determination theory. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00125

Dettweiler, U. & Becker. C. (2016). Aspekte der Lernmotivation und Bewegungsaktivität bei Kindern im Draußenunterricht - Ein Überblick über erste Forschungsergebnisse. In J. von Au & U. Gade (Hrsg.), Raus  aus dem Klassenzimmer - Outdoor Education als Unterrichtskonzept. Weinheim: Beltz.