Team - Management

Univ. Prof. Dr. Ralf Risser

Born in Lienz, Eastern Tyrol
Owner and director of the research institute FACTUM
PhD University of Vienna (Psychology & Sociology), Assistant Professor

Lecturer both at the University and at the Technical University of Vienna
Since 1988 fellow researcher at the Institute of Technology and Society at the Technical University in Lund, Sweden; from February 2005 to January 2012 Adjunct Professor there
Since 1989, with FACTUM, work in several EU Projects
1993 – 2003 Convenor of the Task Force Traffic Psychology of the EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists' Associations), at present representative of the Austrian Traffic Psychology Section of the Austrian Psychologists’ Association in this – meanwhile – Standing Committee of the EFPA. 
President of ICTCT (International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic safety) since 2011.
Member of the Chairing committee of the NORBIT group (Nordic Organisation for Behaviour in Traffic).
Focus of work on attitude- and acceptance matters, marketing and motive-research, driver diagnostics and rehabilitation. One of the main topics of work is the development and use of instruments that allow an adequate research on human motives as a basis for social management. Specialist on qualitative survey techniques, behaviour observation (Developer of the Wiener Fahrprobe and derivatives), heuristic procedures like workshops etc., and group-dynamics-based creative and training measure