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Curriculum Vitae Wolfgang Josef Dür

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Date of birth


Family status

Academic degrees





married, 4 children

Private Docent Mag. Dr. Phil.

Scientific director



2015 to date

Founder and scientific director, Vienna Institute   for Health Research

2007 - 2015

Founder and director of the Ludwig Boltzmann   Institute for Health Promotion Research (LBIHPR)

·        Job description:
  Responsible for the overall scientific performance and for the administrative   management; key researcher with specific responsibility for the health   promoting schools program line and the settings comparative program line   (

·        Main research interests:
  organization and health (development, implementation, and evaluation of   health promotion interventions, in particular focusing on people processing   professional organizations), system theory (general and of health), health   promotion, and organizational sociology  

1990 - 2007

Senior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann   Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine (LBIMGS)

·        Job description:
  Principal investigator and project manager in about 40 research projects   (among these 5 EU financed projects, 2 WHO collaborative projects, 2 Austrian   Science Fund projects); policy counseling projects and consulting projects   for health promotion in small and large companies

·        Main research interests:
  health promotion in schools, adolescents’ health (PI for 5 Austrian HBSC   surveys between 1994 -2010), school and education as health determinants,   work place health promotion; interventions for health and implementation   processes in organizations and evaluation  

1986 - 1989

Junior researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann   Institute for the Sociology of Health and Medicine (LBIMGS)

Main research interests:
  HIV/AIDS and sexual behaviour, sociological system theory

1987 to date

Teaching at University of   Vienna, University of Graz, University of Innsbruck, IMC University of   Applied Studies Krems, Danube Private University Krems  

1984 - 1986

Dramaturg at the Vienna   Schauspielhaus (directorate Hans Gratzer)


Student, experiences as   actor on stage and TV; author of radio plays.




Habilitation for   sociology at the faculty of social science at the University of Vienna

1993 ff.

Several postdoc trainings   (qualitative research, multilevel analysis, knowledge management, patients’   surveys)


PhD in sociology   (University of Vienna)


MA in sociology   (University of Vienna)

1977 - 1983

Studies of law, sociology   and philosophy at the University of Vienna

1974 - 1977

Acting school at the   University for Music and Dramatic Art Vienna (Max Reinhardt-Seminar)

1973 - 1974

Military service (8   months, military music)

1965(09) – 1973(06)

Higher secondary school   (gymnasium) in Bregenz



1990 – 2008


Secretary of the Austrian Society for the   Sociology of Health and Medicine (ÖGMS)

2000 – 2006

Co-Founder and vice-president of the Austrian   Academy for Sexology

2004 – 2012

Vice-president of the Austrian Society of   Public Health 

1998 to 2015


-Member of the Coordinating Committee of the   WHO-collaborative Study Health Behaviour in Schoolaged Children (HBSC;

1994 – 2011

- Principal Investigator of the Austrian HBSC-Study

2010 to 2015


Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the   Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Health Sciences, National   University of Ireland Galway

2011 to 2020


Science speaker of the umbrella association of   the German, Austrian and Swiss Health Promotion organizations (D/A/CH für   Gesundheitsförderung)


- Consultant of Statistics Austria for European Health Surveys


Reviewer for scientific journals and conferences   (e.g. Health Promotion International, IUHPE etc.) and national funds (FWF,   Fonds der österreich. Nationalbank…)


Consultant for WHO/Bureau for Europe (health   promotion and evaluation)


Consultant for the European Commission (Public   Health)



Journal articles


49 articles for indexed peer reviewed   journals.

13 articles in non-peer reviewed, but widely  distributed professional journals (societal impact).

Books and book chapters

1   monography “Gesundheitsförderung in der Schule” (Hans Huber/Hogrefe Verlag)

5   anthologies

52 book chapters

Policy papers

7 contributions in documents of   political and administrative institutions such as WHO, OECD, Austrian   Ministries

Hirsch Factors

h-index = 24; i10-index =   38; Zitationen = 4.434 (Dec 2019)