Jutta Mata is professor of health psychology at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Her main research topics are understanding individual and environmental factors that determine weight-related health behaviors. She also studies how engaging in health behaviors affects emotions and general well-being. Jutta studied psychology in Göttingen, Lisbon, and Berlin. She was a member of the International Max Planck Research School LIFE and received her PhD in 2008. After being a post-doctoral research fellow at both, the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Stanford University, USA, she worked as a research scientist at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. From 2014-2015 she was an assistant professor of health psychology at the University of Basel.