Short CV/Education and training

  • 1998 – 2002
    Telephone operator with Procom, telephone exchange for deaf and hearing-impaired persons in Wald

  • 2002 – 2008
    Research associate in the Institute of Education at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2003 – 2005
    National Research Programme (NRP) 52, research assistant for the study "What determines the relationship between young and old", project head: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Oelkers

  • 2008 – 2009
    Assistant to the director of the Stiftung Mühlehalde (Mühlehalde Foundation)

  • Since 2010
    Research associate (mbA) in research and development at the University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education in Zurich (HfH)

  • 2011 – 2012
    Head of Project on "Volunteering by people with an intellectual disability" (HfH)

  • 2012 – 2013
    Deputy director of the research group "Adults and older people with disabilities" (HfH)

  • 2012 – 2015
    Head of the projects: PALCAP – Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities; National Research Programme 67 at HfH


  • 1987
    Swiss Matura (A-levels), in group C.

  • 1997 – 2002
    Studied education at the University of Zurich; awarded the Licentiate degree

  • 2008
    Doctorate in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Zurich: Synchronous-Asynchronous. Stability and change in ideas about childhood, adolescence and intergenerational relationships.

Selected publications

  • Wicki, Monika T. & Meier, S. (2014). Anders begabt und freiwillig engagiert. Empfehlungen für die Praxis zur Unterstützung des freiwilligen Engagements von Erwachsenen mit einer intellektuellen Beeinträchtigung. Zurich: Seismo Verlag.

  • Wicki, Monika T. (2014). Vorsorgeauftrag und Patientenverfügung auch bei geistiger Behinderung? Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik, 20(2), 32-38.

  • Wicki, M.T., Adler, J. & Koenig, O. (2013). Neue Wege zur Inklusion. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik, 19(10), 26-33.

  • Wicki, M. T. (2013). Unterstütztes freiwilliges Engagement. Vierteljahresschrift für Heilpädagogik und ihre Nachbargebiete (VHN) 82 (2), 125-139.

  • Wicki Monika T. (2013). Kaum ein Wort: Tabuisierung von Inhalten und Fokussierung auf die Disziplin als Strategien der Wissensverarbeitung. In A. S. Goeing, A.T. Grafton & P. Michel (eds.), Collectors' Knowledge: What Is Kept, What Is Discarded / Aufbewahren oder wegwerfen: wie Sammler entscheiden (pp.360-379), Leiden: Brill.

  • Wicki, M. T.; Imlig, F. & Kull, H. (2008). Arbeitsschule und Handarbeit. Eine historische Rekonstruktion ihrer Einführung in die Volksschule. Shaker.

  • Wicki, M. (2008). Gleichzeitig Ungleichzeitig. Stabilität und Wandel von Vorstellungen über Kindheit, Jugend und Generationenbeziehungen. Bern: Peter Lang.

Selected projects

  • Active in the research projects "Searching for a new home. Arranging the futures of intellectually disabled adults who live with their elderly parents. A development project" (since 2010) and "New Roads to Inclusion" (2013 to 2015)

  • Project head of "PALCAP – Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities" (2012 – 2015) with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) – National Research Programme (NRP) 67.

  • "Volunteering by adult people with an intellectual disability" (2012), with funding from the Schweizerische Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft (Swiss community service organisation) and University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education in Zurich.

  • "What determines the relationship between the generations" (2003 – 2008), funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) – National Research Programme (NRP) 52.

  • "The future is now!" (2011 – 2014) (collaborated on the project), funded by the Bureau for Equality of People with Disabilities (EGBG).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Society for Research in Education (SGBF)

  • International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IASSID)

  • proFonds

  • VAZ (association of graduates of the University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education in Zurich)

  • VAF (association of graduates of the Institute of Special Education at the University of Fribourg)

  • and European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)

  • EAPC taskforce on Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Membership committee for the research platform Palliative Care Deutschschweiz (German-Swiss)


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