Prof. Germain WEBER, PhD
Germain Weber, Ph.D., born in Luxembourg, is professor of Psychology (appointed 1997), at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Health, Development, Intervention. From October 2008 to September 2016 Prof. Weber acted as dean of the Faculty of Psychology and continued to serve as vice-dean till 2018. At the Université du Luxembourg Professor Weber was associate professor for clinical psychology between 2003 and 2016. Since 2004, Dr. Weber serves in addition as president to “Lebenshilfe Austria”, the major Austrian NGO organization offering systems of support for over 12.000 people 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 intellectual disability and aging issues. Dr. Weber has authored over 100 publications and has lectured in many countries on topics of psychology, intellectual disability and aging including mental health issues. After having earned his doctoral degree in 1982 at the University of Vienna, Dr. Weber hold a post-doc position (Fulbright Fellowship) at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, Department of Psychology. In 2000 Dr. Weber was offered the “International Award for Significant Contribution to Research, Policy and Practice in the Field of Intellectual Disability” by the “American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities”. From 2008 to 2016 Dr. Weber served for the “International Association on Scientific Studies in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities” (IASSIDD), as a Council member and later as a member of the Executive Board Vice-President Europe.