Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984 – 1991
    Studied Catholic theology, Latin philology and Italian philology at the University of Tübingen, Germany, with a semester abroad at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy

  • 1987 – 1993
    Worked on projects (funded externally) on intercultural ethics, on human genetics and embryo research, and on the anthropological foundation of ethics

  • 1993 – 1995
    Research and teaching at St. John’s College, Cambridge, England, as a "Naden Student in Divinity"

  • 1996 – 1997
    Academic coordinator of the Research Training Group "Ars and Scientia in the Middle Ages and in Early Modernity"

  • 1997 – 2000
    Graduate studies (Master) and practical experience in systemic family counselling at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain (Seville branch), and at the Centre for Family Counselling of the Dominicans of Andalusia (Seville).

  • 1999
    Doctorate (Dr. theol.) from the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2001 – 2005
    Post-doc researcher on the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) research project "Thomism, Albertism, Nominalism. The Dynamics of Intellectual Traditions in the Late Middle Ages", at the University of Nijmegen

  • 2003 – 2005
    Worked at the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy at the University of Leuven, Netherlands

  • 2005 – 2007
    Head of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Hertha Firnberg research unit "From theory to practice (1400-1550). Paradigmatic studies on ethics and moral theology" at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna, Austria

  • 2006
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in theological ethics/moral theology in the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Tübingen, Germany

  • 2007
    University professor of moral theology in the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Vienna

Selected publications

  • Müller, Sigrid: Theologie und Philosophie im Spätmittelalter. Die Anfänge der via moderna und ihre Bedeutung für die Entwicklung der Moraltheologie (1380-1450), Habilitation (postdoctoral) thesis, University of Tübingen, Germany, 2006 (is currently in preparation for printing).

  • Müller, Sigrid: Theologische Ethik unter dem Einfluss nominalistischer Philosophien. Historische und systematische Aspekte, in: Josef Schuster SJ (ed.), Zur Bedeutung der Philosophie für die Theologische Ethik, Freiburg-Vienna 2010 (Studien zur theologischen Ethik 128)

  • Ulrich H. J. Körtner, Sigrid Müller, Maria Kletecka-Pulker, Julia Inthron (eds.): Spiritualität am Krankenbett, Vienna 2009

  • Kurt Appel, Hubert Philipp Weber, Rudolf Langthaler, Sigrid Müller (eds.): Naturalisierung des Geistes? Beiträge zur gegenwärtigen Debatte um den Geist, Würzburg 2008

  • Müller, Sigrid: Handeln in einer kontingenten Welt. Zu Begriff und Bedeutung der recta ratio bei Wilhelm von Ockham, Tübingen/Basel: A. Francke 2000 (Tübinger Studien zur Theologie und Philosophie; 18). (Dissertation)

  • Müller, Sigrid: Wilhelm von Ockham: Texte zu Theologie und Ethik. Latin/German selected, translated and edited by Volker Leppin and Sigrid Müller, Stuttgart: Reclam 2000.



Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Participation in scholarly bodies

  • Member of the scientific advisory committee to the Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties "AVEPRO", since 2011

  • President of the European Society of Catholic Theology (ESCT), since 2011

  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW) Commission for Science and Ethics, since 2011

  • Interim editor of the journal "ET Studies", 2011

  • Chairwoman of the Association of Bioethicists in Central Europe (BCE), since 2010

  • Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW Young Academy), since 2008

  • Acting member of the board of trustees for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), since 2008

  • Peer review activities for international research funding foundations

Faculty participation

  • Vice dean of research, 2010 – 2012

  • Head of the doctoral grant programme, 2009 – 2010

  • Deputy head of the degree course, 2008 – 2009

  • Head of the Institute of Moral Theology, since 2007

  • Speaker of the faculty-internal research platform "Ethics between secular and religious reasoning"

  • Coordinator of the Central European CEEPUS network "Bioethics"

  • Head and member of appointments committees

Additional qualifications

  • Graduate studies (Master) and practical experience in systemic family counselling at the Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain (Seville branch), and at the Centre for Family Counselling of the Dominicans of Andalusia (Seville), 1997 – 2000


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