University of Vienna, Austria

From science to policy and practice: Key factors for successful implementation of innovations

Short Bio

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Spiel is Professor of Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna. She studied Mathematics, History, and Psychology. Her research topics are on lifelong learning; the future of learning; (cyber)bullying and bullying prevention; gender stereotypes in education; evaluation and intervention research; implementing interventions into public policy. Together with her colleagues she is the founder of Bildung-psychology as a discipline. She got several awards as e.g., the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Arts first class, the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver for Services to the Republic of Austria, the Science Award of the Margarete Lupac foundation of the Austrian Parliament for Parliamentarism and Democracy. Christiane Spiel has been Chair and member of various advisory and editorial boards as e.g., president of the European Society for Developmental Psychology, of the Austrian Psychology Association, and member of the board of directors of the Global Implementation Initiative. Currently she is e.g., chair of the scientific advisory board of the Austrian Research Association and president of the scientific advisory board for research in vocational and educational training at the Swiss State Secretary for Education, Research, and Innovation.