Magdalena Wicher holds a Master degree in Psychology from the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz with a focus on environmental psychology and gender studies. Already during her studies, she started to work first as a research assistant and subsequently as a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ).
While elaborating on various topics (sustainable energy systems and buildings, coding, mobility, energy and youth), she always had a strong emphasis on implementing, evaluating and monitoring of inter- / trans-disciplinary and Responsible Research and Innovation processes and practices. A strong interest also lies within feminist and queer science and technology studies, which she integrates into her work as a cross-cutting theme. Since 2019, she is a member of the research group “Techno-Science and Societal Transformation” at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, working on various projects on RRI. Currently, she is involved in the SUPER MoRRI project, responsible for the Work Package on “Societal, scientific, democratic and economic benefits of RRI”. In December 2019, she started her studies as a doctoral candidate at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen. In her PhD, she focuses on RRI as an example of science governance.