Scientific activities

My research interests revolve around three research areas

    •  clinical child psychology: mainly developmental learning disorders and ADHD
    • psychological aspects of body image: developmental, clinical and cross-cultural perspectives
    • educational psychology: language development, special educational needs.

Participation in Research Projects Funded Under Regional, National and International Funding

2022 – 2025

National Science Centre, Poland: Growing up with disabled siblings – opportunity or a threat to development? The role of family and individual factors in going through adolescence – perspective of a healthy child. (Preludium 20; Principal Investigator: mgr Ariadna Łada-Maśko) – supervisor

2021 – 2022

The Body Image in Nature Survey: An International, Collaborative Project – project involving 71 countries from around the world – Leaders: Ruskin University (UK), Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (Austria), University of Vienna (Austria) – member of the Polish research group

2020 – 2022

Healthy lifestyle or pro-health obsession during the pandemic – a multinational study – project involving 26 countries from around the world – Leader: Gdańsk University of Physical Education and Sport – member of the Polish research group

2019 – 2023

Foundation for Polish Science: NeuroSmog: Determining the impact of air pollution on the developing brain (TEAM-NET programm,  POIR.04.04.00-00-1763/18) – Child Psychology Team Leader

2018 – 2023

National Centre for Research and Development, Poland: Development Program of the University of Gdańsk (ProUG)(POWR.03.05.00-00-Z308/17-00) – Head of the Project

2018 – 2022

Research Council of Norway, Norway: Longitudinal study of music therapy’s effectiveness for premature infants and their caregivers: International randomized trial (LongSTEP) (under the programme High-quality and Reliable Diagnostics, Treatment and Rehabilitation, BEHANDLING, 19 mln NOK, project number 273534) – Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee

2016 – 2018

Research Council of Norway, Norway: Longitudinal study of music therapy’s effectiveness for premature infants and their caregivers: International randomized trial (LongSTEP) (under the programme High-quality and Reliable Diagnostics, Treatment and Rehabilitation, BEHANDLING, 19 mln NOK, project number 273534) – Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee

2013 – 2016

Polish-Norwegian Research Programme Core 2012 Call Social Sciences: Socio-cultural and psychological predictors of work-life balance and gender equality: cross-cultural comparison of Polish and Norwegian families – Expert & Researcher

2008

European Research Project QOLIBRI (Quality of Life after Brain Injury 2008) – Researcher

2007

University of Gdansk: The specific nature of cognitive disturbances in children with developmental dyslexia and ADHD(BW 7400-5-0368-7) – Principal Investigator

2004

University of Gdansk: The perception of psychomotor hyperactivity by teachers: a specific personality profile or a disturbance? (BW 7400-5-0170-4) – Principal Investigator

2001

University of Gdansk: The image of partner relations in the eyes of young people (BW 7400-5-0304-1) – Principal Investigator

2000 – 2002

Scientific Research Commission: Developmental profile of phonological awareness of preschool children (1 HO1F 021 17) – Principal Investigator

Scientific Cooperation with other Scientific Institutions

X-XI 2019

scholarship in the framework of the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) –  Faculty of Psychology of the University of Social Science and Humanities of the Vietnam National University in Hanoi

IV-V 2019

scholarship in the framework of Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development (POWER 3.5) – ProUG Staff Mobility – Centre for Appearance Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom

since 2016

Department of Education, University of Macerata, Italy (cooperation with prof. Piero Crispiani)

since 2014

Institute of Psychology, Leipzig University, Germany (cooperation with prof. Evelin Witruk; Erasmus+ visits: January 2015, December 2019)

since 2014

School of Social Sciences, Brunel University in London, United Kingdom (cooperation with prof. Robin Goodwin; Erasmus+ visit March 2014)

since 2013

Faculty of Psychology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Vietnam (cooperation with Truong Thi Khanh Ha)

since 2011

Department of Special Education, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, USA (cooperation with prof. Jolanta Jonak)

since 2005

Department of Perinatology in the Obstetrics Clinic, Medical University of Gdansk  (cooperation with prof. Krzysztof Preis)

Membership in Scientific Organizations and Editorial Broads of Journals

since 2014

Health Psychology Section of Polish Psychological Association

since 2013

Associate Editor of Health Psychology Report

since 2013

Member of Editorial Broad Current Issues in Personality Psychology

since 2012

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

since 2012

Clinical Section of Polish Psychological Association

since 2006

Associate Editor of Acta Neuropsychologica

since 2004

Polish Neuropsychological Association
(treasurer from 2006

since 1998

European Society of Developmental Psychology

since 1996

Polish Dyslexia Association
(1998-2002 member of General Board)

since 1996

Polish Psychological Association
(2001-2004 vice-president of Gdansk Division)

since 1996

Developmental Psychology Section of Polish Psychological Association
(2001-2003 treasurer)