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).



Research interests
Health Psychology
Physical Activity
Behavioural Medicine
Eating disorders

Latest content Claus Vögele took part in

Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
Chronic stress and body perception in schoolteachers
We aim to investigate core mechanisms of a dysregulated exchange in the brain-body-system
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
OPINION PIECE – Vaccination reluctance in Luxembourg, France and Germany
OPINION PIECE – Vaccination reluctance in Luxembourg, France and Germany
By Pr. Dr. Conchita D’Ambrosio and Pr. Dr. Claus Vögele
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
PANDEMIC Pandora's Box: The demographic, Economic, Social and Psychological impact of COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. The experiences we have had since the onset of the pandemic have affected us in many ways. The pandemic killed, but has also had a profound impact on the organization of employment and work, our behaviour, social dynamics and mental health. These effects have not been equal, being felt by some groups and societies much more than others.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
The impacts of COVID-19 on our sexual and reproductive health
An international study, in which the University of Luxembourg is taking part, is launching an online survey to better understand the impacts of the health crisis on sexual health, intimate violence and access to essential reproductive health products and services.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How to support healthy and sustainable grocery shopping to achieve a healthy and sustainable diet?
The department of Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences launches a new mobile application to support people achieve a healthier and more sustainable diet. The HealthStainable app gives clear indications on nutritional values and CO2 footprint while grocery shopping to support better choices.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
How do different confinement measures affect people across Europe?
Some of the first hardest-hit countries in Europe start planning to relax COVID-19 related restrictions. But how have those restrictions affected the populations? The University of Luxembourg launches a survey to compare the psychological effects of social distancing measures across Europe.
Faculty Blog
Claus Vögele joins the advisory group set up to assess COVID-related measures
The end of the pandemic is nowhere near, but Luxembourg starts to think of its exit strategy. The Government Council set up an ad hoc group to accompany the measures decided as part of the fight against the virus and to assess on a regular basis the side effects of these measures and the confinement. Claus Vögele, Psychologist and Head of the Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Luxembourg is one of the members.
Faculty Blog
A survey to understand the psychological effects of social distancing measures in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.
In less than a month, COVID-19 has profoundly changed our daily habits. Between “home-office", “home-schooling” and only leaving our homes for basic necessities, our social interactions have been drastically reduced. Stress factors such as the loss of income, gloomy news and daily uncertainties must be added to this social isolation. If the need for social distancing measures is rarely questioned in principle, this does not mean that they are without consequences. Two researchers and their teams from the University of Luxembourg, Conchita D'Ambrosio and Claus Vögele, are launching an on-line questionnaire to better understand the impact of quarantine on the population in Luxembourg and the neighbouring countries.
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
Understanding reward-seeking behaviours in an age of excess
Ready-to-consume rewards are omnipresent in today’s environments. A new project being carried out by the Institute of Health and Behaviour focuses on gambling, studying the impact of ready-to-consume rewards on the development of addictive disorders
Behavioural & Cognitive Sciences
Using e-learning to combat domestic violence
Domestic violence costs European countries billions of Euros a year in terms of healthcare and economic downturn.
The aim of a new project in the Institute of Health and Behaviour is to develop an on-line training to improve doctor's response to domestic violence.