I am a clinical and health psychologist and focus work on women’s health and public health.
I earned a master’s degree in psychology from the Universities of Vienna and Salzburg. Since 1998 I was working for several organisations in the area of eating disorder prevention. I was as research assistant at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Women’s Health Research and at the F.E.M Women’s Health Centre in Vienna. I also worked as psychological counsellor at the helpline for eating disorders of the City of Vienna. From 1998 till Summer 2014 I was working for the Vienna Women’s Health Programme (since 2009 as deputy head) and I focussed on ”psychological health in women”. Since September 2014 I am Secretary General of the Austrian Psychological Association.