Professor Peter Wiedemann
Professor of Psychology, Honorary Professorial Fellow with the Faculty of Social Sciences University of Wollongong
Peter M. Wiedemann is a professor of psychology and Honorary Professorial Fellow with the University of Wollongong. He was speaker of the Science Forum EMF in Berlin, a dialogue platform for better science communication in risk controversies, a project of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Peter also has a teaching role at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. His research focuses on bridging the gap between risk perception research and risk communication on the one side and risk analysis management on the other side. Peter's last book 'Precautionary Principle and Risk Fears' explores risk perception and communication issues regarding the use of the precautionary principle in relation to the controversies regarding mobile phones. His scientific projects have been supported by grants from government and industry, including funding from the EU, German Marshall Foundation, German Research Society, and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. From 2012-2016 he was involved in the LEXNET project, a project supported by the European Commision, which aims to develop mechanisms for reducing public exposure to RF EMF without compromising the quality of the service. He is also active in many advisory boards: among others he was previously an elected member of the group 'Non-Ionizing Radiation' and the crisis communication unit of the German National Radiation Protection Commission and currently he is a member of the scientific advisory board of the European Commission funded project GERoNiMO, which proposes to close knowledge gaps on health effects of EMF.