Germain WEBER

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. From October 2008 to September 2016 Prof. Weber acted as Dean of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna, and subsequently as Vice-Dean.

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 disabilities 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 disabilities, aging and assistive technologies. Dr. Weber has authored over 100 publications and has lectured in many countries on topics related to the areas 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 between 2012 and 2016 Dr. Weber acted as member of the IASSIDD’s Executive Board as Vice-President Europe.