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Mag. Dr. Lynne CHISHOLM Professor and Head, Research Centre Education-Generation-Lifecourse, University of Innsbruck


1970-1973 BA (Hons.), Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, England
1973-1975 Graduate Teaching Fellowship and Research Fellowship, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Victoria, Canada
1975 MA (by thesis: Sex, Marital Status and Suicide)
1975-1977 Research Officer, Higher Education Research Unit, University of Sheffield, England
1977 Sessional Lectureship, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, New University of Ulster at Coleraine
1977-1979 Fixed-term Lectureship, Department of Social Anthropology and Sociology, New University of Ulster at Coleraine
1979-1983 Lectureship at the University of Maryland European Division, Heidelberg
1983-1984 Project director at the University of London Institute of Education
1984-1991 Tenured University Lectureship in the Departments of Sociology of Education and Curriculum Studies, Institute of Education, University of London
1990 Ph.D. (Beyond Occupational Choice. A Study of Gendered Transitions), Faculty of Economics, University of London
1991-1992 Senior Research Fellow at the Graduate College  Lifecourse and Social Policy , University of Bremen, Germany
1992-1994 Fixed-term Professorship at the Institute of Education, University of Marburg
1995 Project Director, Vocational Counselling for Women Returners study commissioned by the European Commission
1996-2000 Principal Administrator at the DG Education and Culture, European Commission
1999 Habilitation (recognition of competence for full professorship in Germany and Austria), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wuppertal, Germany
2001-2003 Research Professorship (part-time) at the Department of Education, University of Newcastle
2003-2004 Professor (part-time) at the Department of Educational Sociology, Danish University of Education in Copenhagen
since 2004 Appointment to tenured Full Professorship for Education and Generation at the Institute of Educational Sciences, University of Innsbruck
since 2005 Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Innsbruck
since 2006 Coordinator of the newly-founded University Research Centre Education - Generation - Life-course, University of Innsbruck
since 2009 Appointed to the Austrian Council of Universities of Applied Sciences (FHR)


Scientific advisory board of the German Youth Institute, since 2003
Scientific advisory board of the Austrian Youth Research Institute, since 2004
Honorary lifetime member of the Nordic Youth Research Society
Member of the Jury for the annual National Award for Adult Education in Research, Innovation and Practice, since 2005
Development of a specialist youth education and research glossary for the European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (EKCYP), since 2005
Project Consortium for the execution of the International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS) in Austria, since 2007
Co-Editor (with Abrar Hassan), UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) for CONFINTEA VI in Brazil, since 2008
Coordinator of the National Lifelong Learning Strategy Consultation Analysis Expert Group, since 2008
Member of the National Expert Group for the Development of new Funding Models for Adult Education, since 2008
Member of the Austrian Council for Universities of Applied Sciences, since 2009

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