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 30 years he has held academic posts at both German and British Universities 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 and of research centres, Assistant Dean Research, RAE Psychology co-ordinator and Chair of the School Ethics Committee. At the University of Luxembourg he is Head of the research group Self-regulation and Health, Head of the Institute for Health and Behaviour, Director of the research unit INSIDE, Director of the Master programme in Psychotherapy, and past Chair of the University's Ethics Review Panel.
He is reviewer for numerous research funding organisations (e.g. EU FP7, H2020, ESF) and ad-hoc reviewer for over 50 national and international journals. He has served as chief-editor and editorial board member for several international journals. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), past Chair of the Division of Health Psychology (DGPS, 2011-2013, 2013-2015) and past President of the German Society for Behavioural Medicine (DGVM; 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).