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Basic personal data

Current Position Priv.-Doz. Dr. Robert Winker

 I am currently head of the health and prevention center of the insurance institution for the Vienna employees  and hospital Sanatorium Hera ( My main research and publication focuses are orthostatic intolerance, neurocardiac syncope, biological monitoring, stress and strain phenomena, neurotoxic substances and cognitive abilities (see list of publications).

Personal details and background

I was born in Vienna in 1974 and studied medicine at the University of Vienna, where
I qualified as a doctor in 1999. I worked from 2000 until 2012 for the Clinical Department of Occupational Medicine and during this period I also took part in research stays abroad; I spent a year overall at the Autonomic Dysfunction Center of Vanderbilt University in Nashville and at the Department of Neurotoxicology of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki as a post-doc. In 2006 I obtained a postdoctoral lecturing qualification at the University of Vienna in the subject of Occupational Medicine (the title of his postdoctoral thesis: Orthostatic Intolerance – Aetiology, Possible Therapies and their Significance in Occupational Medicine). In 2005 I qualified as a specialist for Occupational Medicine and in 2009 as a specialist for Internal Medicine.

Memberships in scientific organisations and Journals

I am a member of a number of scientific organisations, including my role as National Secretary of the International Commission of Occupational Health ( From 2004-2007 and for a second period from 2009-2012 I was/serves as an elected member of the board of Medichem (, and from 2005-2007 I additionally fulfilled the role of Secretary. In addition to this, I am currently a member of the board of the Austrian Society for Occupational Medicine, of the Journal "Arbeits- Sozial- und Umweltmedizin", of the publisher Prometus and assistant editor of the “Österreichisches Forum Arbeitsmedizin”.