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Priv.-Doz. Prof. (FH) Mona Dür, PhD, MSc

Mona Dür completed her studies at the Academy for Occupational Therapy in Vienna, the European Master of Occupational Therapy in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and England, and her PhD programme at the Medical University of Vienna. She has been working as a scientist for more than 15 years. Mona Dür worked from 2005 to 2019 at the Medical University of Vienna as a research associate and principal investigator and gained her practical experience in paediatrics, rheumatology, and health promotion. Additionally, from 2014 to 2022 she has been a lecturer and researcher at the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems. There she developed and led the master’s degree programme of Applied Health Sciences from 2018 to 2021. She has founded the Austrian Association of Occupational Science [AOS] in 2020 and is the president since 2021. Mona Dür has led several research projects and is author of numerous articles published in high impact journals. Since 2021 she was also academic staff at the European Master’s Degree Programme Occupational Therapy led by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Since 2022, she has been an affiliated researcher at one of the most prestigious universities in the health sector, the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. She is a guest lecturer and thesis supervisor at numerous national and international universities. In 2022, Mona Dür founded Duervation and has been its managing director ever since. In addition, Mona Dür is socially committed and promotes young researchers, women, especially women in IT, migrants and advocates for more diversity. 2023 gelang es Mona Dür sich als allererste im Fach Outcomes Research an der Medizinischen Universität Wien, und als zweite Ergotherapeutin Österreichs zu habilitieren. 2023 Mona Dür was the first who received the Venia Docendi in Outcomes Research from the Medical University of Vienna.

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Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Birgit Fendl

Birgit Fendl completed her bachelor’s degree in food science and biotechnology followed by a master’s degree in biotechnology with medical focus at the University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences. During her PhD in biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, she conducted her research in the field of sepsis at the Centre for Biomedical Technology at Danube University Krems. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Oncology at the Medical University of Vienna, she focused on personalized immunotherapy. In May 2023, she joined the scientific team at Duervation.

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Cornelia Lischka, BSc MSc

Cornelia Lischka completed her bachelor studies Occupational Therapy at the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and has been working as an occupational therapist at the rehabilitation centre Tobelbad and at the Lorenz Böhler hospital in Vienna. In 2022 she finished her master studies Health Assisting Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Campus Wien. She works as a freelance occupational therapist in Vienna and since 2023 she is scientific employee at Duervation GmbH.

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Michael Schön, MSc

Michael Schön successfully completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a specialisation in Rehabilitation Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien in 2020. He continued his academic career and obtained a Master’s degree in Health and Rehabilitation Engineering in 2022. Then he worked as a project manager for a software company specialising in innovation support. He has now been employed as a research assistant at Duervation since 2023.