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Short version Curriculum Vitae (2016)

Prof. G. Weber / Dean of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna
Dean of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna (Luxembourg/Austria)




Education and appointments

Germain Weber, Ph.D., born in Luxembourg, is professor of Psychology at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Health, Development, Enhancement, Intervention.Since October 2008 Prof. Weber acts as dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna.At the Université du Luxembourg Professor Weber holds an associate professorship where he teachers clinical psychology on a regular basis.Further, Dr. Weber acts as president of “Lebenshilfe Österreich”, the major Austrian NGO offering systems of support for over 10.000 persons with intellectual disability and advocating for them on a national and European level. Since many years Dr. Weber is involved in European Union funded research projects on learning disabilities, intellectual disability, aging and assistive technologies.Dr. Weber has authored over 100 publications and has lectured in many countries on topics related to the areas as mentioned including mental health issues. After earning his doctoral degree in 1982 at the University of Vienna, Dr. Weber won a post-doc position (Fulbright fellowship) at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, Department of Psychology.
In 2000 Dr. Weber was awarded with the “International Award for Significant Contribution to Research, Policy and Practice in the Field of Intellectual Disability” offered by the “American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”. Since 2008 Dr. Weber is serving for the “International Association on Scientific Studies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” (IASSIDD), as Council member and since 2012 Dr. Weber acts as Executive Board Member in the association with the function of Vice-President Europe.

Recent research


Dr. Weber was and is involved in major European research projects on aging and disability. He was principle investigator in the ESAW (European Study on Aging Well) and was involved in the EUROFAMCARE both projects within EU 5th framework program.
He acted as principle investigator at the POMONA project focusing on health indicators for adult people with intellectual disability supported by EU GD Health and Consumer Protection, as well as in the CARERS (Life-Long-Learning) and e-DESDE-LTC (DG-HCP) project, with the AGID project on aging and disabilities (EU LLL-Program) being the most recent of his research activities.

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