Céline Honegger works as a PhD student and assistant at the Center for Public Management (KPM). Her research focuses on blame avoidance strategies of governments during crises. The goal of her dissertation is to provide evidence to improve governments’ actions and decisions in times of health crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic. This project is supervised by Dr. Susanne Hadorn and Prof. Dr. Fritz Sager and part of the Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID) research program.

Céline Honegger completed her master's degree in Public Management and Policy at the University of Berne and was a co-author of the article „Blame Avoidance in Hard Times: Complex Governance Structures and the COVID-19 Pandemic“ in West European Politics.

Moreover, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Media research from the University of Fribourg and has been working as a communication specialist in the public and private sector for the last years.