Petra Gradinger

Petra Gradinger studied Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria, and began to work within research projects in the topic of Educational Psychology. After receiving her master degree in 2005, she started her PhD (finished 2010). In 2006 she became a faculty member of the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her PhD project on the topic of cyberbullying is part of the research program on bullying and bullying prevention carried out by the principal investigators Christiane Spiel and Dagmar Strohmeier. Petra has been familiar with bullying research and bullying prevention since many years, as she gave presentations at conferences and held seminars for teachers and youth workers on the topic of bullying prevention. In addition she is familiar with fostering motivation and performance through e-learning methods in higher education.