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ARDELT-GATTINGER Elisabeth, Dr. Univ.-Doz.
Elisabeth Ardelt-Gattinger, PhD, Univ. Doz. is a retired associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Salzburg and a Psychotherapist. She started her career in Salzburg, researching and teaching in Social, Organizational and Clinical Psychology.
Founding and working in a psychosomatic ward of an Austrian hospital, she worked closely with obese patients and became aware of the massive discriminations they faced. After a research period at the Centre for the Morbidly Obese in Fort Lauderdale she focused her scientific research on this topic.
Based on structured interviewing and testing of around 10.000 people and the analysis of psychological assessments prior to bariatric interventions Elisabeth Ardelt-Gattinger and an interdisciplinary team developed and validated a specific Testsystem for Obesity and other illnesses linked to a unhealthy lifestyle (AD-EVA).
She has been carrying out a lot of obesity prevention projects and she still works as a researcher and lecturer now. She is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Society of Psychologie), the Deutsche Adipositas Gesellschaft (DAG) (German Obesity Society) as well as being a founding member of the Obesety Academy Austria (OAA).
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