Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria
Germain Weber, Ph.D., born in Luxembourg, is professor of Psychology at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Health, Development and Intervention. He is acting as dean of the Faculty since October 2008. Professor Weber holds an associate professorship at the Université de Luxembourg. Further, Dr. Weber is since 2004 president of “Lebenshilfe Austria”, the major Austrian NGO organization offering systems of support for over 10.000 persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and advocating for and with them on a national and European level. Dr. Weber’s research is focusing on health and mental health issues both in people with intellectual and developmental disability and on older people. 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), actually as a member of the Executive Board with the function of Vice-President Europe.