IHS - People

People at IHS in alphabetical order:

  • Dr. Elisabeth Frankus

    • Techno-Science and Societal Transformation
    +43 1 59991 270
  • RRI

    Autonomous Mobility

    Refugee studies

    Participatory research approaches

    Ethics and diversity


  • Bild Elisabeth Frankus
  • Elisabeth Frankus holds a PhD in Sociology and a Magister (rer. soc. oec) in Sociology and Educational Sciences, is qualified Prince2 practitioner and has further education in business studies, coaching and training. Since 2008 she has been gaining experience with European projects as project coordinator, evaluator and as content developer in the fields of health, education, economic, public security, autonomous mobility and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Her scientific approach leads to diverse publications and presentation. Since April 2015 Elisabeth Frankus has been working as senior researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in the research group “Techno-Science & Societal Transformation” focusing on the topics of RRI, autonomous mobility and refugee studies. She is teaching at the University of Vienna as well as at the Vienna University of Economics and Business quantitative and qualitative research methods.

  • Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2016). Approaches of Restorative Justice when Dealing with Conflicts between the African Minority and the Police in Austria. In C. Vogt & J. Kersten (Eds.), Strengthening Democratic Processes: Police Oversight through Restorative Justice with a Special Focus on Austria, Hungary and Germany. Schriftreihe Polizei & Wissenschaft., Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft, Frankfurt.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2014). Police Profession as Human Rights Service. In J. Kersten, C. Decker, A. Burchard (Eds.). Police profession as a Human rights service. How to improve the relationship between European ethnic minorities and police, Münster

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2014). Conflicts and Conflict Resolution between Police and African Minority in Austria. In A. Koráry (Eds.). Police – minority relations: Policing – Ethnic minorities. Restorative Justice in Police practice, Budapest

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (2014). Restorative Justice – the Austrian Perspective. In J. Kersten et al (Eds.). Policing minority communities, Schriftreihe der Deutschen Hochschule der Polizei, Münster

    Frankus, E. (2011), Intervention towards Burnout – Social responsibility at work. In LLinE: Lifelong Learning. Europe January 2011

    Frankus, E. & Satke, M. (2010). BOIT – Burnout Intervention Training for Managers and Teamleaders. In Review of Psychology, International Journal of Croatian Psychological Association, Vol.17, No.2 2010.

    Frankus, E., Grünberger, N., Steinkellner, P. (2006) Coaching – Erfolgsfaktor in der Führungskräfteentwicklung. In O. Dengg (Eds.) Coaching. Ein Instrument für Management und Führun, Wien; Schriftenreihe der Landesverteidigungsakademie.


    Lecture at the University of Applied Science BFI, Department Work Design and HR Managament. Since 2010 Lecture at the University of Applied Science BFI, Departnment Banking and Finance. Since 2010 Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Department of Political Science. Since 2016


    Frankus, E., & Altenhofer, M. (2016, September). "Immediate Help for Refugees in Austria – Possibilities and Limitations". IDIMT-2016: Information Technology, Society and Economy Strategic Cross-Influences. 24th Interdisciplinary Information Management Talks. Poděbrady (Czech Republic), 7–9 September 2016.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (December, 2014). Restorative Justice oriented Approaches within the Austrian Police: Restorative Justice in Policing Ethnic Minorities, Belgium.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (September, 2014). Police Oversight and Restorative Justice in Austria: Restorative Justice in Policing Ethnic Minorities -“Police Oversight”, Germany.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (June, 2014). Alternative Approaches of Conflict Resolution between Police and the African Minority in Austria: Current Possibilities and Limitations & Recommendations for Further Development: Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2014.

    Frankus, E. (Septmber, 2013). Interaction and Conflict Management between the Austrian Police and People with Sub-Saharan African Migration Background under Study. Preliminary Findings of the European Project COREPOL (EU-FP7): CEPOL – Annual international conference, Germany.

    Frankus, E. & Mayrhofer, H. (September, 2013). Alternative Conflict Resolutions between the Austrian Police and People with Sub-Saharan African Migration Background under Study: EUROCRIM2013, Hungary.

    Frankus, E. (May, 2011). Social responsibility at work: ESSIE – Annual Assembly 2011, Belgium.

    Frankus, E. (March, 2011). Lifestyle diseases in Europe – Reduction through education: INTED 2011, Spain.

    Frankus, E. (November, 2010). Beruflicher und sozialer Wiedereinstieg für Menschen nach der medizinischen Rehabilitation: Comeback, Austria.

    Frankus, E. (November, 2010). Integration of Health Issues in Adult Education: ICERI 2010, Spain.

    Frankus, E. (June, 2010). Burnout Intervention Training for Managers and Team Leaders: 10. Europäisches Forum für evidenzbasierte Prävention, Austria.

    Frankus, E. (December, 2009). E-Learning as education opportunity for patients: EDUCA Berlin 2009, Deutschland, Educational counselling during Rehabilitation, Germany.

    Frankus, E. (May, 2009). Learning in rehabilitation: Scientific Conference, Romania.


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    Current Projects

    Analyse von Beteiligungsformen der österreichischen Bevölkerung bei der Bewältigung intensiver Flüchtlingsbewegungen (auxilium:at) [Analysis of participation activities of the Austrian society to cope with intense refugee movements]. FFG/Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT), KIRAS, 2016–2018.

    Joining Efforts for Responsible Research and Innovation (JERRI), European Commission. Horizon 2020, 2016 – 2019.

    Sterbewelten in Österreich: Die Perspektive der Betroffenen auf “gutes Sterben” [Worlds of dying in Austria: perspectives on “good dying“] (Sterbewelten). Österreichische Nationalbank, 2017 – 2018.


    Past Projects

    Evaluierung der Akzeptanz von ÖsterreicherInnen hinsichtlich automatisierten Fahrens. KFV, 2016-2017.

    Evaluierung der Studieneingangs- und Orientierungsphase (StEOP) der Informatikstudien der Technischen Universität Wien [Evaluation of the introductory and orientation period (StEOP) of the computer science bachelor programmes at the Vienna University of Technology]. 2015–2016.