In the jungle of “infodemics” – Science communication during the COVID-19 pandemic
(TWF, 2022-2024, project leader)
The novelty of a global health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic brought many uncertainties, misinformation, and room for speculation. Filtering the large amount of information became more and more of a challenge in this "infodemic." The task of science communication is to prepare scientific findings in a comprehensible way for the population and political decision-makers and to enter into a trusting dialogue, which also clarifies scientific processes and uncertainties. The project aims to shed light on the conditions for science communication in the field of public health, especially with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to promote mutual exchange between scientists and political decision-makers.
empowerment4pandemias - Learning from Covid-19 (Erasmus+, 2022-2024, project coordinator)
The project focuses on the development of a professional education and training programme for professional groups and decision-makers working in public health. The aim is to strengthen individual and organisational resilience in times of crisis. The experience and knowledge gained from Covid-19 will be incorporated into the training programme. It is being implemented together with the University of Gloucestershire, the Technical University of Deggendorf, the European Academy of Bolzano, Hafelekar Unternehmensberatung Schober GmbH and the Portuguese partner Immersive Lab Lda.
WuV - Wissenschaft und Verantwortlichkeit (= Science & Responsibility)
Science and Responsibility is an open forum for the discussion of scientific, ethical and social issues.
In general we operate as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange between universities and the public. Our main tasks are organizing talks, discussion panels, screenings and book presentations. The programme is open to everyone – the access is free. More information here.
PsyCris - Psycho-social Support in Crisis Management (EU-FP7)
The main objectives of the project are to examine current crisis support options in each EU country, improve support strategies, contingency planning, develop interventions, provide self-help strategies, and examine long-term impacts of crises.
My main work (and also part of my dissertation) within the project was the comparison of five different disaster events (flood, airplane crash, avalanche, tunnel fire & terror attack) in Europe, examining their long-term impact.
Evaluation of primary care at the Central Care Hospital Innsbruck (TGF)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether the introduction of a general medicine unit including triaging has an influence on the motives for visiting the emergency department. Moreover, staff members have been interviewed about changes in their working conditions due to the triage system.
Ethical and legal challenges for the gereatric care - An explorative study in Tyrol (TWF)
Based on nursing ethics and nursing law principles of inpatient care for the elderly, the interfaces between ethics and law in everyday nursing care in Tyrolean nursing homes was examined.