Operational program Jan Amos Komenský Top Research

Research teams

The research work package No. 1
Short-term and long-term impacts of using digital technologies on the wellbeing of the general population led by Prof. David Šmahel

Prof. David Šmahel (MU)

serves as the Vice-Dean for Strategy and Development at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, while also holding a position at the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University. He has led numerous projects in the field of researching the impacts of technology on humans, focusing on Human-Computer Interaction. He has authored over 80 academic publications and has been involved in various international projects. As part of the EU Kids Online project, he led international research on the risks and opportunities of internet use by children and adolescents. He also serves as the editor of the Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace.

Research work package No. 2
Experimental Research on Technologies and Wellbeing led by Assoc. Prof. Martina Hřebíčková, DSc.

Assoc. Prof. Martina Hřebíčková, DSc. (Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences)

works as leading senior researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences, where she leads Department of Personality and Social Psychology. She also works in the Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation. Her research interest is personality and social psychology, particularly the trait approach and the structure of personality traits within the so-called Five-factor model of personality (Big Five). She has also researched national stereotypes, acculturation and intergroup relations.

Research work package No. 3
Personalized Digital Interventions for Promoting Wellbeing and Healthy Lifestyle (OU) led by prof. Steriani Elavsky

Prof. Steriani Elavsky (OU)

leads research activities WP3.1 and WP3.2. She has long been devoted to the issue of mHealth technologies and their utilization in promoting wellbeing and healthy aging. With extensive international experience from the USA, where she worked at the Pennsylvania State University (a globally renowned institution in the field of social science methodologies employing intensive longitudinal data and EMA methodology), she spearheaded the project's content conception. Currently, she is a highly cited scholar in the field of social sciences.

Výzkumný záměr č. 4
E-mental health nástroje pro podporu duševního zdraví a wellbeingu (NUDZ) vede dr. Petr Winkler

PhDr. Petr Winkler, Ph.D. (NUDZ)

je odborníkem v oblasti veřejného duševního zdraví. Zaměřuje se především na systémy péče o duševní zdraví, psychiatrickou epidemiologii, stigmatizaci duševních onemocnění, duševní gramotnost a celkový psychický wellbeing a odolnost.

Research project No. 5
Development of International Cooperation and Enhancement of Application Potential in the Creation of Health, Education, and Environmental Policies (UP) led by Dr. Petr Baďura.

Dr. Petr Baďura (Palacký University)

is a member of the international research network HBSC, where he serves as the co-chair of the "Peer Culture and Leisure Time" working group and is part of the Scientific Development Group. Within the Czech HBSC team, he is responsible for the methodological aspects of the study, including the preparation of the nationally representative dataset. He completed his Ph.D. studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Research Plan No. 6
Research, Development, and Application of Innovative Methods for Processing Complex Data in the Field of Wellbeing (OU) led by Prof. Misha Pavel

Prof. Misha Pavel (OU)

is affiliated with Northeastern University and the University of California Davis, specializing in electrical engineering, computer science, and experimental psychology. His research focuses on multiscale computer modeling of human behavior and its control, as well as technological innovations aimed at supporting sustainable, distributed, proactive healthcare. He studies approaches to reasoning and augmenting human intelligence using computer games, EEG, and transcranial electrical stimulation.