Dr. Isabelle Albert is a research scientist at the University of Luxembourg in the Institute for Lifespan Development, Family and Culture. She studied psychology at the Universities of the Saarland (Germany), Bologna (Italy) and Trier (Germany), and she received her PhD degree from the University of Konstanz (Germany) in the framework of the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary “Value of Children”-Project.
Her main research interests are in the field of (cross-)cultural, life-span developmental and family psychology. She has made major contributions to the areas of transgenerational family relations and transmission of values, cultural diversity, identity and belonging in the context of migration and ageing. She is a consortium member of the key research area Migration and Inclusive Societies (MIS).
She joined the University of Luxembourg in 2007, where she has since then been involved in several FNR- and EU-funded research projects, such as INTERGEN (“Intergenerational Relations in Luxembourg: Solidarity, Conflict, Ambivalence?”; PI: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ferring), IRMA (“Intergenerational Relations in the Light of Migration and Ageing”, 2013-2017, PI: Dr. Isabelle Albert), COST Action IS1311: INTERFASOL (“Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe”, where she was Management Committee member & WG leader and organised the final conference at the University of Luxembourg in 2018) and Erasmus+ ARPA (“Améliorer les Réseaux de Professionnels pour la santé mentale des Personnes Âgées atteintes de troubles psychiques en Europe”).
Her current projects involve the PAN-VAL project on active ageing of Luxembourgers and non-Luxembourgers, financed by the Ministry of Family and Integration, as well as the FNR-funded CRISIS project on “Correlates of Resilience in the context of Social Isolation in Seniors”. She is further involved in the H2020 project MIMY on Migrant Youth Integration (led by Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber) as well as being a scientific advisor in the project “Jouer la connexion” on reinforcing joint activities between youth with different cultural origin.
Her teaching activities include courses in psychology (bachelor and master), management and coaching (MAMACO) and gerontology (master). She is member of two steering committees (gerontology master and bachelor in psychology: BAP), as well as deputy course director of the BAP. She is involved in doctoral education as supervisor, CET member and co-organizer of the Annual Cultural Psychology Summer School as well as currently involved in the MIS doctoral course on “Current Approaches in Migration Studies: Migration, Diversity, Conviviality”.
She is associate editor of GeroPsych – The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, co-editor of the Human Development Series at IAP, member of the editorial board of the Sage Journal Culture & Psychology and of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, as well as review editor within two Sections of Frontiers in Psychology (Cultural Psychology section as well as Personality and Social Psychology Section).
She is member of several administrative boards and standing committees (e.g. SLP, ESFR, EFPA SC Geropsychology, EFPA Board Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, RBS – Center fir Altersfroen, National Representative for Luxembourg at EARA).
The present volume deals with the experience of ambivalence in family relations – a well-known phenomenon that has inspired more and more research and theorizing in the last years but that is however sometimes difficult to capture. Bringing together junior and senior researchers from different parts of the world, ideas on theory and research are elaborated following qualitative and quantitative approaches. This book thus contributes to theory-building as well as outlining research results and helping to develop measurement in interpersonal and intergenerational relations. More information…
This book on Intergenerational Relations: European Perspective in Family and Society, edited by Isabelle Albert & Dieter Ferring, brings together international scholars from sociology, psychology, and economics to explore the key conceptual issues, multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives, and applied issues at the heart of intergenerational studies. More information…