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Institute of Behavioural Sciences

Semmelweis University Budapest

1089 Budapest Nagyvárad tér 4

Tel: +36 20  9374459



Current positions:

Associate professor at Semmelweis University Budapest

President of the „Hans Selye” Hungarian Society of Behavioural Sciences and Medicine

President of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine (ISBM)


M.D.   -   Semmelweis University Budapest, Medical Faculty, 1991

  1. Psychiatrist-Semmelweis University Budapest, 2001
  2. Psychotherapist-Semmelweis University Budapest, 2004

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry, Semmelweis University Budapest,  2003

(Thesis: „Psychosocial factors in allergic diseases”)

Language skills:

very good knowledge, with high degree exam in English, French and Italian


Sleep and Alertness Clinic, Dep. of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada, 1997

Weissenau Centre for Psychiatry (Ravensburg), University of Ulm, Germany, 1999

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College of London, UK,  2009

Department of Psychiatry, Mt Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada, 2012-2013


“Outstanding Worker of the Semmelweis University” Award 2015

Young Researcher Award of the European Association of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI)  (based on conference abstract) 2000 and 2002:

Young Researcher Award, Quality of Life Research 1997

1st prize Student Research Award, Semmelweis University Budapest, 1990

1st prize Student Research Award, Semmelweis University Budapest, 1989

“Prix Givaudan” chemistry and physics in secondary school, Geneva, 1985

Current activities:


Graduate teaching (since 1997),: Medical communication, medical psychology, behavioural medicine, psychotherapy, “Stress and stress management” seminars, and lectures since 2002, in Hungarian and in English. Postgraduate teaching: lectures in the field of communication, psychosomatics, behavioural medicine, stress and stress management for physicians, psychologists, dietitians, pharmacists. Director of CME courses on stress and stress management.

PhD Tutor: at present supervision of 6.5 PhD students, 2.5 has already obtained their PhD

Behavioral Medicine intervention: the William Lifeskills Program (WLS); Hungarian version director since 2004

The Williams Lifeskills program is a complex cognitive behavioral based intervention program aimed to improve general coping skills. Developed at Duke University (NC, USA) by Virginia and Redford Williams, is implemented in Hungary in the framework of international cooperation with the Institute of Behavioural Sciences.

 Translation and cultural adaptation of the 16 x 45’ structured workshop, standardized via Facilitator Manual and  Participants workbook.

 WLS Train the Trainer program and supervision (> 200 professionals participated in the WLS Facilitator training program s persons)  

 WLS Workshops for diverse target groups (over 4000 participants ).

 Self-help DVD version of the WLS program (70 minutes)

 WLS program and workbook adaptation for teenagers.

 Extended WLS program for teachers.

Clinical work: Individual and group therapies at the Psychosomatic Outpatient Clinic of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences with cognitive behavioural techniques (CBT) and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT). Stress management trainings (WLS ) for prevention and treatment of stress related symptoms.


Completed researches

“ALLEPSY” multi-centre questionnaire survey on psychosocial factors in allergic diseases. PhD research in cooperation with Mónika Erika Kovács. supported by OTKA grant, qualified as excellent. (principal investigator)

Connections between anxiety, depression and allergic symptoms” international cooperation with the University of Ulm, supported by DAAD grant (1999-2000) (principal investigator)

“HUNGAROSTUDY 2002” national representative survey on psychosocial factors and health. (Principal investigator Prof. Maria Kopp)  Home interviews were completed by 12 600 participants. (project coordinator) HEP2006  follow-up data collection: analysis of the database (investigator) Supported by NKFP and OTKA grants.

“Effectiveness of stress management interventions” follow up study of  the Williams Lifeskills program in different target groups (principal investigator)

“Stress management at the workplace” (Selye Program, principal investigator Zoltán Cserháti MD) – follow up study of stress management interventions (investigator)

Psychophysiological correlates of work-stress – and stress management interventions.

Current researches

2012-current:  Work-related psychosocial risk assessment. Hungarian validation of the COPSOQ II. (Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire), national work stress survey  (supported by the Hungarian Labour Office, grant OMMF-11-0104 (2012-14)

2013-current: Hungarostudy 2013 Hungarian Representative Healt survey,  data analysis in the field of „stress and coping” .

Publications summary:

Author or co-author of 17 book-chapters, 16 international and 24 Hungarian scientific papers. Editor of a memorial book dedicated to Hans Selye. Over hundred oral and poster presentations, workshops and invited lectures at national and international conferences.

Educational videos: scientific advisor and project manager of  a 3-parts (3x25’) popular scientific  TV series on stress (2007),  “Stress and stress management” self-help DVD (70’) and workbook (2007); and “medical communication scenes” (15’) for medical education; “Stress at the workplace” (2x30’) popular scientific educational video (2014).

Hirsch index: 9;  Total  impact factor: 23.597

Membership in scientific associations:  

„Hans Selye” Hungarian Society of Behavioural Sciences and Medicine (president)

International Society of Behavioural Medicine (ISBM) (president 2014-16))

Firebird Foundation (Supervisory Board member)

Central and Eastern European Society of Behavioral Medicien (CEEBM) (founding member)

European Association of Psychosomatic Medicine (EAPM)  

Hungarian Psychiatric Association (MPT)

Hungarian Psychophysiology and Health Psychology Society (MAPET)

Módosítás dátuma: 2016. szeptember 02. péntek, 11:04