My work closely combines clinical and research activities. I am a consultant psychiatrist and trained psychotherapist, with a clinical position the Department of Psychiatry at the University Clinic Tulln. My habilitation at the Medical University of Vienna was on psychological outcome parameters in people with psychosis. At the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, I studied Mental Health Service Research and did my PhD on positive psychology interventions. Overall, my research focuses on the interface between psychology and (social) psychiatry, as well as on the development and evaluation of complex interventions.
Besides contributing my methodological expertise and knowledge on psychological interventions, I am managing the D.O.T. project on the local level.
I am a computer scientist and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Algarve, Portugal. My research focuses in combining the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction to design and create Intelligent Interactive Systems – usually in the form of Serious Games or Intelligent Learning Environments – that can help address societal and educational issues.
Being the technical coordinator in the project, I contribute my knowledge of computer science, game design and software engineering to all digital elements of the D.O.T programme. I’m particularly focused on the design and development of a personalization mechanism (using machine learning techniques) that is able to best match peers according to their interests, relations, and social skills.
I am a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Applied Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. My research focuses on young people who face difficulties. It examines the many factors which come together to influence a young person’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We use this knowledge to develop and test intervention strategies that will benefit young people and their families.
I contribute my knowledge of psychology and cognitive neuroscience to all elements of the D.O.T programme. Particularly important aspects of my role are linked to the design of our collaborative work with stakeholders, the incorporation of psychological theory into our interventions, and the design of the evaluations of our interventions.
During and after my medical studies at the University of Nis in Serbia, I have worked in psychiatric clinical research and in the youth NGO sector. As a part of the LBI-HTA, I have gained experience in systematic evaluation of properties, effects and impacts of health technology. In my off-job training, I mainly focus on creative and bodily-oriented therapeutic approaches. Currently, I am in a Dance Movement Psychotherapy training programme and in an interdisciplinary PhD programme at the Medical University of Vienna.
I am supporting multiple aspects of the project, with a specific focus on development of the social wellbeing model, its translation into our intervention components and involvement of experts by experience in the research process.
After studying at Cambridge University, my career has spanned several fields: directing for theatre (UK and internationally); playwriting (including nomination for 2016 Deutschen Kindertheaterpreis); newspaper journalism (The Times; The Guardian); audio drama and filmmaking. I was previously joint director of Company of Angels, a UK theatre company which specialised in pan-European projects for, with and about young people. In 2014 I received the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship.
My primary areas in the project are creative direction and artistic production, especially for our smartphone game / immersive theatre experience, LINA. I also give advice with respect to working in innovative ways with young people and schools, and on communicating the project to non-academic audiences.
As a social worker, I have extensive practical experience in psychosocial care and I`m a certified group trainer for social skills. My bachelor thesis addresses the voluntary commitment of the unemployed. My MSc is obtained in the study of interdisciplinary therapy in psychosocial care in Magdeburg. The MA thesis presents the framework data and motivational aspects of volunteering in Germany and Austria.
My responsibilities include the integration of the research project in various networks as well as public relations and the coordination of the administrative aspects.
As a psychologist with the focus on clinical and health psychology and a nutritionist, my research interests include the development of preventive measures and interventions to promote health and well-being. At the University of Vienna I conducted research on the topics of quality of life, emotion regulation and the influence of positive emotions on the subjective well-being of persons with ill health.
Within the research group, my areas of responsibility include contributing to systematic reviews and publications as well as the administrative aspects of the project.
Currently, I am a psychotherapist in training with a focus on Integrative Therapy. My multidisciplinary background includes training as asystemic coach, cognitive biologist and philosopher.
In the project, I am involved in the development of O.P.E.N. – Online Peer Encouragement Network.
Following my degree in psychology at the University of Vienna, I gained experience as a research associate in several projects in oncology and psychiatry. My work at the Medical University of Vienna investigates the decision-making and communication of the decision-making process of oncology patients and doctors. In addition to my research activities, I am involved in the education of medical students.
My tasks in the D.O.T. project include qualitative and quantitative research assistance.
Having majored in Games and IT Systems Technologies, I graduated in Information Systems and Computer Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon. My MSc thesis consisted on the development of the concept behind LINA and its technical implementation. Virtual and Augmented Reality, especially in the context of serious games and applications, are my main areas of interest.
My function within the team is technical consultant and developer of LINA. This includes the development of gameplay, the implementation and the exploration of technological boundaries.
In 2015 I graduated from Aston University, UK, with an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience. I have previously worked in electrophysiological research, occupational psychological health, neuro-rehabilitation and in-patient psychiatric rehabilitation settings.
My tasks encompass the scientific collaboration and development of a Serious Game for personal emotion regulation called BRAINZ.
With a degree as Computer Engineering graduate I majored in Intelligent Systems at the Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal.My Master’s thesis consisted of using machine learning to assist teaching concepts of emotion regulation in a Serious Game.
As psychologist and sports coach for children, youths and adults, I´m focussed in the fields of research in psychology and sport. At the Institute of Developmental Psychology of the University of Vienna, I worked as a research assistant. My clinical-psychological experience gained at the AKH Vienna and a nursing home. As a psychological assistant, I supported autistic children and collaborated with special educational needs teachers at a nursery school.
In the project I am involved in the development of O.P.E.N. – Online Peer Encouragement Network. I also work on the storyline of the Interactive Grafic Novel which is part of the digital DOT offer.
Rund um die Zeit des Schulwechsels kann soziale Verbundenheit leicht verloren gehen, es ist Anstrengung nötig, um sich in der neuen Klasse wieder gut sozial zu integrieren. Manchen Kindern fällt das leicht, andere werden zu Außenseitern oder sogar zur Zielscheibe von Mobbing. Dieses Projekt richtet sich an alle SchülerInnen der vierten bis sechsten Schulstufe mit dem Ziel, soziale Fertigkeiten, sozialen Zusammenhalt und damit das soziale Wohlbefinden von Kindern und Jugendlichen zu stärken.
Ich leite das D.O.T Projekt und bin dabei für die Supervision aller wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten verantwortlich.