Dr. habil. psych., Dr. oec. Māra Vidnere has worked as part of the academic staff at the University of Latvia in 1977–2005. After the liquidation of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psichology of the University of Latvia, she worked at RPIVA as profesor and at the Institute of Social Research of Daugavpils University as the leading researcher. Has published more than 20 monographs, books and more than 300 popular and scientific research articles.