Janina Müller

Janina Müller is a doctoral student, under supervision of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heather Foran, at the Institute of Psychology, Department of Health Psychology, at Klagenfurt University. Her research topic examines social isolation in elderly family members and aims to test an intervention to increase contact between young adults and their grandparents through training in social technology. The first study aims to explore facilitators and barriers among grandparents and their adult grandchildren using a cross-sectional design. The findings of the first study will inform the development of a psychoeducation intervention meant to reduce psychological, education, and technical barriers so that communication between elderly grandparents and their adult grandchildren can be improved.

Research interests


Connecting Older Adults and Their Families through Social Technology.
Funded project. 2018-2019.
Klagenfurt Team: Janina Müller (Doctoral student), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heather Foran (Supervisor)

Family Validation Study. Validation of the criteria and interview for parent-child relational problems.
Klagenfurt Team members: Iris Fraude (Master’s thesis), Janina Müller, Univ.-Prof. Heather Foran (Principal Investigator) 2018-2019
Collaboration with Prim. Dr. Wolfgang Wladika, Klinikum Klagenfurt, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology.

Relevant publications

Foran, H., Jansen, E., Müller, J., Kubb, C. & Murphy, H. (2018, October). RISE: Prevention of child mental health in Southeastern Europe – Adapt, Optimize, Test and Extend Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) – Results phase 1: Psychometric properties of outcomes measures. RISE Meeting, Chișinău, Republic of Moldova. (oral presentation)

Müller, J. (2019, November). Connecting Older Adults and Their Families through Social Technology – Overview of results from study 1 including sample demographics. Poster session will be presented at the 12th European Public Health Conference, Marseille, France.


Room: N.2.27
Email: janina.mueller [@] aau.at

Unit of Health Psychology University of Klagenfurt