Helena Häußler


Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Department of Information, Media and Communication
Finkenau 35
22081 Hamburg
Room 270

Contact Information

Email: helena.haeussler@haw-hamburg.de

Helena Häußler


Helena Häußler, M.A., is a researcher at the Department of Information at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She is working on her doctoral research project „Trust in Search Engines“ (working title). Further research interests include information and data ethics and information literacy. She holds a M.A. degree in Information Science from Humboldt University Berlin and a B.A. degree in Library Management from University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. During her master programme, Helena spent an Erasmus semester at the School of Information at University of Copenhagen.


Articles in refereed journals

Häußler, H.; Schultheiß, S.; Lewandowski, D. (2023). Is googling risky? A study on risk perception and experiences of adverse consequences in web search. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.24802

Häußler, H. (2021): The Underlying Values of Data Ethics Frameworks: A Critical Analysis of Discourses and Power Structures. LIBRI, 71, (4), S. 307-319. https://doi.org/10.1515/libri-2021-0095

Häußler, H. (2021): Data Ethics Frameworks: Werte und Machtstrukturen im Spannungsfeld von Technologie und moralischem Handeln. Information - Wissenschaft & Praxis, 72, (5-6), S. 291-298. https://doi.org/10.1515/iwp-2021-2178

Lewandowski, D.; Sünkler, S.; Schultheiß, S.; Häußler, H.; Spree, U.; Behnert, C. (2021): The Search Studies Group at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Datenbank Spektrum. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13222-021-00375-x

Articles in proceedings

Häußler, H. (2023).
Do users trust search engines? And if so, why?: Developing a trust measure and applying it in an experiment. In: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR ’23), March 19–23, 2023, Austin, TX, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3576840.3578280

Yagci, N.; Sünkler, S.; Häußler, H.; Lewandowski, D. (2022).
A Comparison of Source Distribution and Result Overlap in Web Search Engines. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 59(1): 346-357. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.758

Schultheiß, S.; Häußler, H.; Lewandowski, D. (2022). Does Search Engine Optimization come along with high-quality content?: A comparison between optimized and non-optimized health-related web pages. CHIIR '22: ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, 123–134. https://doi.org/10.1145/3498366.3505811 YouTube


  1. 2022 - today

    Doctoral Candidate

    University of Hildesheim
  2. 2020

    Information Science (M.A.)

    Humboldt University Berlin
  3. 2017

    Library Management (B.A.)

    University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

Professional Experience

  1. 2020 until today
    Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
  2. 2017-2020
    Graduate Assistant
    Hochschulforum Digitalisierung, Stifterverband


  • 2023
    Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Scholarship Award
  • 2021
    LIBRI Best Student Research Paper Award