MMMag. Dr. Steindl Elisabeth, MSc

Research Associate

Schenkenstraße 4/2nd floor
1010 Vienna
T: +43-1-4277-34216

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Research Focus

Elisabeth Steindl, a legal scholar with a multifaceted academic background spanning law and the arts, holds a keen interest in the field of digital law and policy. Elisabeth's work centers on technology regulation, data protection, and privacy. Her specific focus extends to emerging and disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence, neurotechnology, and emotion recognition. Furthermore, Elisabeth is engaged in the in-depth exploration of digital technologies for mental health between the priorities of regulation and innovation.

Elisabeth approaches her research with a global comparative outlook, actively probing cross-jurisdictional dimensions. In 2023, she has successfully secured third-party funding for a modest-scale project on ‘Privacy and Data Protection Challenges Affecting Internet of Things for Mental Health: Comparative Perspectives and Pathways for Soft Regulation in Europe and Canada’ (IoT-MH). As part of this research project, Elisabeth also had the privilege of being a visiting scholar at McGill University in Montréal, Canada.

Elisabeth is an active member of the Competency Group Public Mental Health within the Austrian Society for Public Health (ÖGPH) and the IEEE IC Program on Ethical Assurance of Data-Driven Technologies for Mental Healthcare. Additionally, she serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the WWTF project ‘Prototyping a serious game intervention promoting mental health literacy in children and adolescents’ (PSYGESKOM). 

Prior to (re-)joining the University of Vienna, Elisabeth worked at arts faculties at different European universities, including the University of Nottingham (UK), the Univerzita Konštantína Filozofa v Nitre (SK), and the Università di Napoli L’Orientale (IT).

List of Publications

List of Presentations

Involvement in third-party funded projects