Prof. Claus Vögele, PhD, Dipl.-Psych., CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS
Claus Vögele graduated in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych., equivalent to MSc) at Landau University in 1983, and was awarded his PhD in Psychology from the University of Hamburg in 1988, and his professorial qualification (Habilitation) from the University of Marburg in 1997. Over the last 25 years he has held academic posts at both German and British Universities (St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London; School of Psychology, University of Birmingham; Department of Psychology, University of Marburg; Department of Psychology, University of Luton; School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University, London) before joining the University of Luxembourg in February 2010 as Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology.
Administrative offices and leadership positions in his previous appointments include the directorship of study programmes (MSc in Health Psychology) and of research centres (Clinical and Health Psychology), Assistant Dean Research, RAE Psychology co-ordinator and Chair of the School Ethics Committee. At the University of Luxembourg, Prof. Claus Vögele is currently Head of the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS). Previously he was Head of the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences. He leads the research group Self-regulation and Health, is Director of the Master programme in Psychotherapy, and was a founding member and past Chair of the University’s Ethics Review Panel.
In the past he has held honorary appointments with universities in Germany, Switzerland and the UK; currently he holds a guest professorship at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and is a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development (Berlin, Germany).
He is reviewer for numerous research funding organisations (including the EU FP7 programme and Horizon2020), appointed member of a reviewer college (FNRS Scientific Commission Sciences Humaines et Sociales; Belgium), and ad-hoc reviewer for over 50 national and international journals. He is chief-editor of one international and one national journal, and editorial board member of one international and one national journal. In addition, Prof. Vögele is editor of two special issues of a national journal, and of the section Health of the International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK), an active member of the Standing Committee for Psychology and Health (EFPA), Chair of the Division of Health Psychologyin the German Psychological Society (terms of office: 2011-2013, 2013-2015) and President of the German Society for Behavioural Medicine (DGVM; term of office: 2013-2016, 2016-2018). A chartered Clinical and Health Psychologist (BPS, Health and Care Professions Council) and registered practice supervisor (BPS) he has been practising for the last 25 years and has held a senior position in the National Health Service (UK).