Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2010
    University of Applied Sciences on Special Needs Education, Zurich

  • Since 2018
    Professor for Special Needs Educational Governance

  • 2018
    Deputy director of the Research Center (HfH)

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

  • 2013 – 2015
    Research Assistant at the project New Paths to InclUsion Network

  • 2010
    - 2014 Research Assistant at the project The Future is Now!

  • 2008 – 2009
    Assistant to the director of the Foundation Mühlehalde, Zurich

  • 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

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

Selected publications

  • Wicki, M. T. (2021). Physical health of aging people with intellectual disability in residential homes in Switzerland. Sage open Medicine, 9(1), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1177/20503121211000530

  • Wicki, M. T. (2020). Medical End-of-Life Decisions for People with Intellectual Disabilities in Switzerland: Third Survey. Journal of Policy and Practice of Intellectual Disability (JPPID), 17(3), 232-238. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jppi.12340

  • Wicki, M. T. & Burkhardt, S.C.A (2019). Unterstützende Technologien im ersten Zyklus. Vierteljahresschrift für Heilpädagogik und ihre Nachbargebiete (VHN), 89(1), 36-49. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2378/vhn2020.art04d

  • Wicki, M. T. (2018). Advance Care Planning for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. GeroPsych, 31 (2), 87–95. https://doi.org/10.1024/1662-9647/a000187.

  • Wicki, M.T. & Meier, S. (2016). Supporting Volunteering Activities by Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: An Explorative Qualitative Study. Journal of Policy and Practice of Intellectual Disability 13(4), 320–326. Doi: 10.1111/jppi.12207

  • Wicki, M.T., & Riese, F. (2016). Dementia prevalence and organisation of dementia care in residential care facilities in Switzerland. Disability and Health Journal, 9, 719-723. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.05.008

  • Wicki, M.T., Adler, J. & Hättich, A. (2016). „Die Zukunft ist jetzt!“ – Ein wirkungsvolles Kursangebot zur Unterstützung der Zukunftsplanung von Erwachsenen mit einer intellektuellen Behinderung, die bei ihren Eltern leben. Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik 67(5), 215-226.

  • Wicki, M.T., Adler, J. & Koenig, O. (2016). Neue Wege zur Inklusion. In I.

    Hedderich, R. Zahnd (Hrsg.), Teilhabe und Vielfalt: Herausforderungen einer Weltgesellschaft. Beiträge zur Internationalen Heil- und Sonderpädagogik (S. 461-467). Bad Heilbrunn, Klinkhardt.

  • Wicki, M., Meier, S. & Franken G. (2015). Zwischen Schutz und Selbstbestimmung – Entscheidungen am Lebensende in den Wohnheimen der Behindertenhilfe in der Schweiz. Zeitschrift für Heilpädagogik, 21 (7/8), 379-387.

  • Wicki, M.T. & Meier, S. (2015). Mit Leitlinien die Selbstbestimmung stärken? Effekte von Leitlinien auf Palliative Care und Entscheidungen am Lebensende. VHN, 34-45. doi: 10.2378/vhn2015.art04d

  • 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.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Project head of "Regulatory Frameworks of Special Needs Education in Switzerland"

  • Project head of "Health Status and Health Sevice Use of People with Disabilities" with funding from the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW)

  • "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 (SNSF) – 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)

  • Project head of Special Needs Discourse in Swiss Cantonal Parliaments, 2020

  • Project head of Evaline – Development and Evaluation of an instrument to assess decisional capacity of persons with ID for medical treatments at HfH, 2015 – 2016

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

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

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Society for Research in Education (SGBF)

  • Swiss Society for Teacher Education (SGL)

  • Alumni HfH (association of graduates of the University of Applied Sciences on Special Needs Education in Zurich)

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

  • palliative.ch and European Association of Palliative Care (EAPC)

  • EAPC taskforce on Palliative Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Member of the Cantonal Council Zurich


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