Dr. Isabelle Albert is a research scientist at the University of Luxembourg in the Institute for Research on Generations and Family (IGEFA). She studied psychology at the Universities of the Saarland (Germany), Bologna (Italy) and Trier (Germany), and she received her PhD degree from the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 2006, in the framework of the cross-cultural and interdisciplinary “Value of Children”-Project.
She joined the University of Luxembourg in 2007, where she has since then been involved in several FNR- and EU-funded research projects, such as.
- INTERGEN (“Intergenerational Relations in Luxembourg: Solidarity, Conflict, Ambivalence?”; PI: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ferring)
- IRMA (“Intergenerational Relations in the Light of Migration and Ageing”, 2013-2017, PI: Dr. Isabelle Albert),
- COST Action IS1311: INTERFASOL (“Intergenerational Family Solidarity across Europe”, where she was Management Committee member & WG leader and organized the final conference at the University of Luxembourg in 2018)
- ARPA (“Améliorer les Réseaux de Professionnels pour la santé mentale des Personnes Âgées atteintes de troubles psychiques en Europe”).
Her main research interests are in the fields of (cross-)cultural, life-span developmental and family psychology, and she is a consortium member of the key research area migration and inclusive societies. Her teaching activities include courses in psychology (bachelor and master), management and coaching (MAMACO) and gerontology (master). She is member of two steering committees (gerontology master and bachelor in psychology: BAP), as well as deputy course director of the BAP. She is involved in doctoral education as supervisor, CET member and co-organizer of the Annual Cultural Psychology Summer School.
She is associate editor of GeroPsych - The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, co-editor of the Human Development Series at IAP, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, as well as review editor within the Cultural Psychology section of Frontiers in Psychology. She is member of several administrative boards and standing committees (e.g. SLP, ESFR, EFPA SC Geropsychology, EFPA Board Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, RBS – Center fir Altersfroen, national representative for Luxembourg at EARA).