Jean-Pierre Dauwalder is an emeritus professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, president of Swiss Federal Authority for Professions in Psychology (PSYKO), and was the president of the European Society for Vocational Designing and Career Counseling (ESVDC).
He worked as a clinical psychologist and researcher at the Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Lausanne from 1974 to 1978. He was the head of the Department of Research and Teaching in Social Psychiatry at the University of Bern from 1979 to 1991. He was a full professor for counseling and vocational psychology at the University of Lausanne from 1991 to 2010. He organized international conferences in behavior modification, health psychology, vocational guidance, and self-organization and was a member of many editorial boards. His publication list includes more than 130 articles, books, and chapters. In 2010 he received the Award of the IAAP (Division of Counseling Psychology) in Melbourne. In 2013 he was honored with the first Julius-Suter Medal for applied psychology, in Switzerland.