Prof. Grażyna Czubińska
professor of the Polish University Abroad and dean for the Social Sciences Department and prorector. She writes and comments on public health issues, both: in Poland and in the UK. She runs counselling about individual problems in mental and sexual health, building relationships, developing marriage and family. Her research interests are focused on determinants of human behaviour during emigration, sexual and reproductive health, gender issues and interpersonal crisis prevention. She is carried out e.g. Emigration and change of the ethno-cultural environment as a factor influencing the change of sexual attitudes and behaviours of Poles in Great Britain after 2004 – the research relating to huge Polish diaspora in the UK and research into the fears and behaviour of Poles during the first and last wave of the pandemic – CoronaHelpLine. She is also a co-author of research concerning the impact of Brexit on the Polish diaspora and Polish families living in Great Britain. She develops preventive programs in sexual health, delivers lectures about public health, caries out trainings and courses for professionals in sexual health and family counselling. She is co-author of curricula of postgraduate studies in applied psychology, social sexology, mediations and negotiations, crisis management, public health and coaches’ academy.
M.A. Urszula Walczak
Master of Pedagogy, a certified sex therapist, mediator. She is a counsellor and psychosexual relationship therapist. Certified creativity development trainer, certified trainer of social skills training, certified 1st and 2nd degree TUS trainer for people with autism and Asperger syndrome, certified group trainer of aggression replacement training (ART®). Certified 1st and 2nd degree hand therapist, certified rhythmics instructor and licensed hearing healthcare professional. Head of the Health Sciences Unit at Polish University Abroad in London. Psychosexual advisor at the Polish Centre for Public Health in London. Her research interests focus on the phenomenon of the acculturation of Polish emigrants in Great Britain, the intercultural integration of Polish women in mixed relationships, and the loneliness, isolation and nostalgia of Polish people in exile. She deals with emigration and immigration issues, as well as concepts of integration and intercultural education. Participant of international conferences and symposia where she holds lectures on her own research achievements. Author of scientific and popular science works. Co-organizer of four Congresses of Polish Women in Great Britain in the years 2012-2016. She cooperates with Polish aid organizations for Poles living in Great Britain. She answers calls at the helpline for Poles living in Great Britain.
She is a member of: the Senate, Scientific Club of the Polish University Abroad, Public Health Center in London and Polish Psychologists’ Association. She reproduces icons and paints. She deals with art therapy-healing through art. She has her own practice in London and Poland involving psychosexual and family counseling.
M.A. Tomasz Dziwiński
Master of the Faculty of Biology at the University of Warsaw (UW). Research assistant and academic teacher at the Department of Vertebrate Animal Physiology at the University of Warsaw. Author of scientific papers in the field of hormonal regulation of the immune system. PhD student at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Polish University Abroad in London, whose scientific interests include processes of acculturation taking place in the Polish community in Great Britain and new conditions for the functioning of this community in the new, post-Brexit environment.
Prof. Maria Gańczak
epidemiologist, infectious diseases specialist, internist, COVID-19 expert; academic teacher. Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the Collegium Medicum of the University of Zielona Góra in Poland. Vice-President of the Infectious Disease Control Section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA). Author and co-author of academic textbooks and over 150 scientific publications in prestigious medical journals, WHO and ECDC reviewer, member of scientific committees of numerous medical conferences. Intern at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; she cooperates with the Academisch Ziekenhuis in Groningen and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Currently, she is the national coordinator of the international research project RIVER-EU (Reducing In Vaccine uptake in the European Region – Engaging Underserved communities) as part of the HORIZON 2020. The project aims to improve access to vaccination among migrant children.