Karin Waldherr

Name: Karin Waldherr
Country: Austria
Degrees: D.Sc., M.Sc.
Current job title: Designated Programme Director Public Health & Aging Management Bachelor
Institution: Ferdinand Porsche Distance Learning University of Applied Sciences
Short autobiography:

One of my research foci is about eating disorders and obesity, their risk factors, and stigmatization and discrimination of sufferers. In the future I would like to address the questions of fear of ageing and appearance/body image concerns, cosmetic surgery and eating disorders in ageing people.

Reason for joining: To create cooperations with colleagues working on similar research questions.
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Impact of various aspects of ageing on body image, fear of ageing, and relation to public health issues a) Appearance related concerns of older people (with and without disfiguring diseases) and implications for public health b) Prevalence of appearance/b
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: karin.waldherr@fernfh.ac.at
Link to institution: www.fernfh.ac.at