Hannah Metzler

Medical University of Vienna, Graz University of Technology & PostDoc at the CSH Vienna

Hannah Metzler has been a PostDoc at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna and the Public Health Centre of the Medical University of Vienna since March 2020. After a master in psychology at University of Vienna, she did her PhD in social and affective neuroscience at Sorbonne University and Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris.


Hannah’s main research interest lies in the role of emotions and social processes in communication. She began by investigating effects of emotions and social power in non-verbal social interactions. In her current research, she applies methods like text analysis and machine learning to capture emotions at the collective level, and investigate their effects on misinformation spreading on social media. Hannah further explores potential contributions of traditional and social media content to suicide prevention.


Hannah is part of the Open Science and the Effective Altruism community and strives to increase the transparency, reproducibility, and social impact of her research.