Dr. Birgit Leidenfrost

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Liebiggasse 5

1010 Vienna



Research Interests

Mentoring in higher education, transition to college, teaching and learning with new media 


Birgit Leidenfrost completed her doctoral studies in the humanities (dissertation area psychology) at the University of Vienna in 2012. As part of this she was a project collaborator and lecturer in the Cascaded Blended Mentoring project. From 2012 to 2022 she was responsible for the organization and implementation of the Supervised Orientation Tutorial (SOT) for first-year psychology students, as well as the training and supervision of Student Advisors, who mentored first-year students in small groups as part of SOT. 

Since 2012, Birgit Leidenfrost has been a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology of Development and Education with a diverse teaching portfolio. This includes e.g. VO Introduction to Scientific Methods and Concepts in Psychology, Practice-oriented Seminar in Psychology, UE Science Communication in Psychology, Literature Seminar, Bachelor Thesis Seminar. In addition, since the winter semester 2022 she organizes the Psychology Peer Mentoring Program; for more information see https://mentoring-psychologie.univie.ac.at/.