MMag. Dr. Christoph Burger

Universitaetsstrasse 7 (NIG)

1010 Vienna, Austria




Research interests

Dr. Burger's research interests include the dynamics of bullying in schools, effective teacher interventions, the impact of the Internet and social media on student well-being, and the importance of feedback mechanisms in educational settings. His work addresses critical issues in education, emphasizing the importance of fostering supportive learning environments and empowering educators to effect positive change. Watch a short video portrait:  

Teaching Focus

Dr. Burger has been teaching as a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology since 2013. In 2020, he received the Faculty of Psychology's Teaching Award for Early Career Researchers. Since 2024, Dr. Burger has been working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology with links to the Department of Cognition, Emotion and Methods in Psychology. His teaching focuses on Educational Psychology and Quantitative Research Methods, with the goal of providing practice-oriented hands-on instruction and innovative teaching methods that take student learning to the next level. He is also involved in the Psychology Peer Mentoring Program: 


Christoph Burger completed two graduate degrees at the University of Vienna (Mag. rer. nat. in Psychology in 2012; Mag. phil. in Teacher Training in English and Psychology/Philosophy in 2016) and various postgraduate courses (2015: Clinical and Health Psychologist; 2019: Crisis/Emergency Psychologist). In 2023, he received his Doctorate in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Vienna, for which he was awarded the Impact Award 2022 of the University of Vienna.

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