Education and Career

2006-present  Head of Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna (before 2011: Department of Economic Psychology, Educational Psychology and Evaluation)

2004-2006  Funding Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna

2000-present  Chair Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation, University of Vienna

1998-1999  Provisional Vice-Rector for personal development and higher education, University of Graz

1995-2000 Invited Visiting Professor of Applied Psychology und Methodology,Department of Psychology (full position), University of Graz

1995   Habilitation (venia docendi) in psychology, University of Vienna

1990-1995  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna

1989-1992   Research Scientist, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development and Education in Berlin (Department of Paul B. Baltes)

1985   Dr.rer.nat. in psychology, University of Vienna

1980-1989  Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Vienna

1976    Mag.rer.nat. (Diplom) in mathematics, University of Vienna

1975-78   High School Teacher (mathematics and history) at the 2nd Bundesgymnasium II in Vienna

1975    Dr. phil. in history, University of Vienna

 

 

Visiting Professorships, Lectureships and Reserach Stays

2013
Senior Researcher at the Winter School of Associazione Italiana di Psicologia, Palermo, Italy

2010
Senior Researcher at the Winter School of the European Association for Developmental Psychology, Tenerife, Spain

2008
Senior Researcher at the Summer School der European Association for Developmental Psychology, Syros, Greek

2008
Visiting research fellowship at the Kyoto University, Global COE (Centers of Excellence) Program, Kyoto, Japan

2007
Short-term Research Visiting Professorship at the University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

2001-2012
Lectureships at the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

1993
Lectureship at the Michigan State Universtity, USA

1991-1992
Lectureships at the Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

 

Awards

2020
Honorary member of the Austrian Society for Psychology

2016
Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Arts first class

2014
Franz Emanuel Weinert Award for outstanding research and knowledge transfer in society

2011
Kardinal-Innitzer-Award for outstanding Research

2011
Science Award of the Margarete Lupac foundation of the Austrian Parliament for Parliamentarism and Democracy

2010
Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria

2010
Medal of honour of the Leibnitz University Hannover

2010
Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS)

2010
Grand Decoration of Honour in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria

2009
Käthe-Leichter-Award for Gender Research from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Culture and Cultural Affairs

2006
Winner of the University Management Award of Danube University Krems for the Department for Psychology

2006
Award for Humanities and social sciences from the city of Vienna

2002
creative teaching (E-Learning) from the University of Vienna

2002
Bank Austria Research Award for innovations in the field of interdisciplinary study

2001
Best practice award for innovative teaching from the University of Vienna

 

 

Tasks in the Scientific Community

2020-

Chairwoman of the Research and Science Council of Carinthia

2020-
Member of the scientific advisory board of the project "Further development of AHS" of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF)

2020 -
Member of the scientific advisory board of the project "Leistungsbeurteilungsverordnung Neu/Kompetenzraster" of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research

2019-2020
Member of the evaluation panel of the "Instituts für Wissensmedien (IWM)" of the Leibniz Association

2019-
Vice president of the Austrian Society of Criminology and Criminal Law

2019-
Member of the scientific advisory board of the Ecosocial Forum

2018
Member of the evaluation panel of the Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education (DIPF)

since 2017
President of the scientific advisory board of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation 

since 2017
Member of the scientific advisory board of the bifie (Bundesinstitut für Forschung, Innovation und Entwicklung im Schulwesen)

2016-2020
Chairperson of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Research Association

2015-2016
Jury Chairperson for the Franz-Emanuel-Weinert-Prize 2016 of the German Society for Psychology

since 2015
Member of the Board of Directors of the Global Implementation Initiative

since 2015
Coordinating Lead Author for the International Panel on Social Progress

2014-2016
Jury Member for the Science Award, Upper Austria 2015

2014-2016
Member of the Editorial Board of the third Austrian National Report on Education

2014-2015
Member of the advisory board for the strategy formation of  “Innovatives Wien 2020”

2014-2016
Member of the Austrian Council of Migration

since 2013
Jury Member for the Young Science Award of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

since 2013
Member and deputy chairperson of the Advisory Board for Quality Management for Teachers’ Education in Austria

since 2013
Member of the Board of directors of the Austrian Society for Criminology

since 2012
Member of the International Research Network "Teacher learning – teacher competencies – teacher performance" of the World Education Research Association

2012-2019
Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Foundation German Forum for Delinquency Prevention

2012-2018
Jury Member for the CORECHED-Prize for educational research, Switzerland

2012- 2013
Member of the Council for “PädagogInnenbildung NEU - Die Zukunft der Pädagogischen Berufe“

2012
Member of the scientific committee of the Young Science Award,  Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy

2012-2017
Member of the board of directors of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation 

2011-2012
Member of the Editorial Board of the second Austrian National Report on Education

2010-2015
Member of the scientific committee for the funding initiative “Kompetenzmodellierung und -messung im tertiären Bildungssektor“, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

2010-2014
President of the Austrian Society of Psychology

2010-2011
Scientific Advisor for Universities Austria (UNIKO), Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy to create a national qualification Framework

since 2010
Member of the Conseil Scientifique of the Luxembourgian Ministry of Education

2009-2011
Past-president of the European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP)

since 2008
Head of the Committee for Education and Apprenticeship, Austrian Research Association (ÖFG)

2008-2012
Member of the board of directors for research in Vocational and Educational Training of the Swiss Federal Office for Vocational and Educational Training and Technology (BBT)

2008
Expert on the topic “Does our educational system discriminate against girls” at the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men of the Council of Europe in Paris

since 2008
Member of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Research Association

2008-2012
Management Committee member of Autria for the COST Action IS0801 of the European Science Foundation on Cyberbullying: Coping with Negative and Enhancing Positive Uses of New Technologies, in Relationships in Educational Settings

2007-2009
President of the European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP)

2007-2009
Member of the Editorial Board of the first Austrian National Report on Education

2007-2008
Chair of the European Expert Panel “European Reference Index for the Humanities” for Psychology of the European Science Foundation

since 2007
Member and vice-chair of the board of directors of the University Wuppertal

since 2007
Vice-president of the Austrian Organization of University Professors

2006-2011
President elect of the European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP)

2006-2011
Member of  the Initiative „Neues Lernen“, Private Foundation Köck

2005-2010
Member of the scientific committee of the Center for Higher Education Development and Quality Enhancement, University of Duisburg

2005-2007
Reviewer for the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (German Research Associations) for psychological Diagnosis in Educational Psychology

2005-2007
Member of the International Advisory Board of the Leadinghouse "Social Competencies" at the Institute of Business Education and Educational Management, University St. Gallen

2004-2005
Member of the task force “Empfehlungen für Rankings im Wissenschaftssystem” of the German Council of Science and Humanities

2004-2010
Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Applied Developmental Science, University Jena

2004-2005
Member of the task force “Elite University” of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research

2004
Reviewer for the evaluation of the German Institute for Psychology Information

2004
Reviewer for the Evaluation of the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)

2004
Reviewer for "Evaluation of Countermeasures" of the national research-programm about right-wing extremism, Swiss National Foundation

2003-2005
Member of the “Zukunftskommision” of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Research to develop a concept to reform the Austrian school System

2003-2005
Member of the committee “Neue Wege in der Medizinerausbildung”, Stifterverband Deutsche Wissenschaft

2003-2010
Member of the board of directors of the University of Hannover

2003-2011
President of the DeGEval (German Society for Evaluation)

2003-2005
Chairperson of the section “Methods and Evaluation of the German Society of Psychology” (DGPs)

2003
General rapporteur of the OECD/CERI regional seminar "Lebenslanges Lernen in der Wissensgesellschaft - Voraussetzungen und Rahmenbedingungen" in Vienna

2001-2003
Mentor in the EU-Mentoring Project, University of Vienna

2002-2003
Member of the founding convent of the University of Vienna accordin to the University Law 2002

2002-2005
Member of the admission office „Family and Work” of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and Women

1999-2011
Member of the Executive Committee, European Society for Developmental Psychology (ESDP)

1997-1999
Board Member of the Austrian Society for Psycholgoy (ÖFG)

1997-2004
Board Member of the Austrian Society for interdisciplinary family studies (ÖGIF)

1992-1995
Member of the Academic Senate, University of Vienna

1992-1995
Member of the Austrian steering group OECD/CERI/IHME

 

 

Editorials

  • Co-editor: European Journal of Developmental Psychology (2003-2012)
  • Co-editor: Zeitschrift für Evaluation (since 2003)
  • Co-editor: Zeitschrift für Psychologie/ Journal of Psychology (since 2001)
  • Co-editor: Newsletter Entwicklungspsychologie (1985-1988)
  • Editorial Consultant: Zeitschrift für Bildungsforschung (since 2011)
  • Editorial Consultant: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training (since 2008)
  • Editorial Consultant: Diagnostica (since 2006)
  • Editorial Consultant: Learning & Instruction (since 2005)
  • Editorial Consultant: Psychologie in Erziehung und Unterricht (since 2003)
  • Editorial Consultant: Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie (2002-2012)
  • Editorial Consultant: Buchreihe Pädagogische Psychologie und Entwicklungspsychologie (since 2001)
  • Editorial Consultant: European Psychologist (1997-2011)
  • Editorial Consultant: High Ability Studies (1996-1998)