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 the in the position of the senior researcher at the Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, P.J. Šafárik in Košice.  She participated and still participates in several projects of national research agencies (APVV), the institutional research projects (HepaMeta) and European projects (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 particular focus on intrapersonal factors associated with health and health-related behaviour especially in adolescents. She published 35 scientific articles in SSCI journals with 203 citations in SSCI journals with h-index 8. In 2010 she received the SHARE PhD Top Publication Award.


Selected scientific activities and projects:

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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