Zuzana Dankulincová Veselská

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Assoc. prof. Zuzana Dankulincová Veselská, PhD. (1981) received her Master degree in Psychology (Faculty of Arts, University of Prešov) and PhD. in Medical Sciences (University of Groningen, The Netherlands). She is an associate professor in Social Psychology (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, 2016). At present time, she is in the position of the associate professor at the Department of Health Psychology and Research Methodoly, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Šafárik University in Košice.  She participated and still participates in several projects of national research agencies (APVV, VEGA), the institutional research projects (HepaMeta) and European projects (RIVER-EU, SOPHIE, International Visegrad Fund). In addition, she is a deputy of the principal investigator of the Slovak national team in the Health Behaviour of School-aged Children study (HBSC). Since 2010 she is a member of the European Health Psychology Society and since 2011 its Slovak national delegate. During her doctoral studies, as well as in her ongoing work at the university, she is focused on research in health psychology and public health with her current focus on improvement of system of care for adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems. She published 62 scientific articles in SSCI journals with 838 citations in SSCI journals with h-index 15. In 2010 she received the SHARE PhD Top Publication Award.


Selected scientific activities and projects:

2022 – 2026 Adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems and their families in the care system. APVV-21-0079
2021 – 2026 Reducing Inequalities in Vaccine uptake in the European Region – Engaging Underserved communities – RIVER-EU. Horizon 2020 H2020-SC1-BHC-2018-2020 Better Health and care, economic growth and sustainable health systems
2020 – 2024 Research on early childhood in marginalized Roma communities: contextual factors of psychomotor development in the first 1000 days. APVV-19-0493
2020 – 2023 Mapping the trajectory and experiences of adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems in the care
system: opportunities for improvement from the perspective of adolescents and their parents VEGA 1/0177/20
2016 – 2020 Psychosocial development of children with emotional and behavioural disorders in the system of care – longitudinal study.  APVV-15-0012
2015 – 2018 Trajectory of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems within the social and health care system. A longitudinal study. VEGA 1/0981/15
2014 – 2016 Psychosocial development of health disadvantaged school-aged children project. VEGA 1/0895/14
2011 – 2015 Project SOPHIE HEALTH-F3-2011-278173 – Evaluating the impact of structural policies on health inequalities and their social determinants and fostering change is realised within 7th Framework programme, HEALTH.2011.3.3-1 Developing methodologies to reduce inequities in the determinants of health.
2011 – 2014 HepaMeta Risk factors for hepatitis B/C and metabolic syndrome in a group of people living in Roma settlements
2011 – 2012 International Visegrad Fund: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Study: Supporting the Visegrad countries research network, No.21110275
2009 – 2015 Health and health-related behaviour within social context in adolescence.  APVV-0032-11
2006 – 2009 Individual, interpersonal, social and societal factors of risk behaviour in adolescence. APVV-20-038205

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