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Curriculum Vitae


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Leder

University of Vienna
Faculty of Psychology
Department of Basic Research and Research Methods
Liebiggasse 5
A-1010 Vienna

Tel. +43 1 4277 47110
helmut.leder@univie.ac.at

 

 

Education

2001

Habilitation. Freie Universität Berlin in Psychology. Title of thesis: "Explorationen in der Bildästhetik" [Explorations in visual aesthetics]

1995

Dr. phil. University of Fribourg, Switzerland in Psychology (summa cum laude). Title of thesis: "Linienzeichnungen von Gesichtern – Verfremdung im Gesichtsmodul" [Line drawings of faces]

1990

Dipl.-Psych. Technical University of Aachen (RWtH), Germany Diploma in psychology (Diplom-Psychologe, "sehr gut", level A) after training in cognitive and erogonomics (major) and art history (minor) at the University of Düsseldorf, University of Bonn and the RWtH Aachen.

Positions

Full Professor at the University of Vienna (Univ.-Prof.); since 2004

Head of Department of Psychological Basic Research; since 2004

Speaker of Research Focus "Perceptual Aesthetics"; since 2004

Head of Cognitive Science Research Platform; since 2017 (Deputy Head since 2011)

President of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (2014-2016)

2013

Visit Researcher at Queens College CUNY (Prof. P. Tinio), Queens, NY

2012

Distinguished Invited Researcher Swinburne College of Technology
(Prof. A. Whitfield), Melbourne (02.2012)

2009

Visiting Researcher at the Cluster of Excellence "Languages of Emotion",
Freie Universität Berlin (04.2009-08.2009)

2007

Visiting Researcher at the USC, L.A. and at USCD (U.S.A., 09.2007-01.2008)

2004

Visiting Researcher at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, U.S.A., Summer 2004)

2003

Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology

2003

Senior Lecturer ("Oberassistent", C2), Freie Universität Berlin. Germany

1997

Lecturer of Psychology ("Wissenschaftlicher Assistent", C1), Freie Universität Berlin, Cognitive and Experimental Psychology, Germany

1997

Invited Researcher at the Institute of Advanced Telecommunication Research, Kyoto, (Japan; Five month stay)

1996

Doctor-Assistant (Post-doc-assistant), University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

1995-96

Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology, with SNF Grant, University of Stirling (U.K.)

1990-95

Diplom-Assistent (post graduate assistant) for Research and Teaching, Cognitive and Experimental Psychology, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

1990

Post-graduate Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, Work Psychology, RWtH Aachen, Germany

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