Curriculum vitae

Name, first names, scientific degrees
  • Mgr. Martina Šmahelová
  • Born: 1987
  • The Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
Education and academic qualifications
  • since 2014: Ph.D. candidate in Social Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2014: Master degree in General Psychology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2009: Bachelor degree in General Psychology, Faculty of Arts, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Trnava, Slovak Republic
  • 2016: Complex, long-term (800 hours) psychotherapy training in solution focused and narrative therapy approaches guaranteed by Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, ISZ-Management centrum Prague, Czech Republic
Professional experience
  • since 2014: Research fellow; Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family; Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University.
  • 2012 - 2016: Psychotherapist; Private psychotherapy practice (TerapieSpolu
  • 2012 - 2014: Internship coordinator; Masaryk University, Faculty of Social studies, Department of Psychology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2013: Lector, Evangelic Academy Brno, School of Higher Education of Social Work and Law
  • 2012: Research fellow; Masaryk University, Faculty of Informatics and Faculty of medicine, Brno, Czech Republic
Teaching activities
  • Health and the Internet
  • Psychology and the Internet
  • Specifics of online communication
  • Ethics in the psychology work
Research activities
  • Qualitative data analyses, online research methodology, risky behavior of children and other problematic situations linked with online world, health and the interne, Digital technologies behavior in the context of eating disorders
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Other academic activities, research projects, grants
  • 2018 – now: Innovation and adaptation of authentication technologies for secure digital environment (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic / ÉTA, TL01000207)
  • 2018 - now: Psychological determinants of perceived democratic legitimacy (Czech Science Foundation,GA18-19883S)
  • 2014 - 2017: THINLINE project – The thin line between disorder and a healthy lifestyle: Investigating the online behavior of today’s youth (Czech Science Foundation,GA15-05696S)
  • 2014-2015: VITOVIN project - Interdisciplinary Research Team on Internet and Society (The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports,CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.0184)
  • 2012-2014: EU Kids Online III project (Europian Union, SI-2010-TN-4201001)
  • 2012-2014: IKAPSY project - Innovation of teaching at the Faculty of Social studies- Department of Psychology (The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/15.0200)
  • 2012: Teaching pathology using hypertext educational materials and image databases for graduate, undergraduate, doctoral and postgraduate studies (The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0045)
Most significant professional accomplishments
  • 2017: - Dean's Award: Award for Outstanding Doctoral Candidate of Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University
Major publications
  • ČERNÍKOVÁ, Martina, Lenka DĚDKOVÁ a David ŠMAHEL. Youth interaction with online strangers : experiences and reactions to unknown people on the Internet. Information, Communication & Society. Abingdon: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018, roč. 21, č. 1, s. 94-110. ISSN 1369-118X. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1261169. URL info
  • ČERNÍKOVÁ, Martina, David ŠMAHEL a Michelle WRIGHT. Children’s Experiences and Awareness about Impact of Digital Media on Health. Health Communication. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018, roč. 33, č. 6, s. 664-673. ISSN 1041-0236. doi:10.1080/10410236.2017.1298197. URL info
  • ŠMAHEL, David, Michelle WRIGHT a Martina ČERNÍKOVÁ. The impact of digital media on health: children’s perspectives. International Journal of Public Health. Springer, 2015, roč. 60, č. 2, s. 131-137. ISSN 1661-8556. doi:10.1007/s00038-015-0649-z. URL info
  • MACHÁČKOVÁ, Hana, Martina ČERNÍKOVÁ, David ŠMAHEL a Zuzana OČADLÍKOVÁ. Children’s privacy management on social network sites. In P. Lorentz, D. Smahel, M. Metykova, & M. F. Wright. Living in the digital age: Self-presentation, networking, playing, and participating in politics. Brno: Muni Press, 2015. s. 95-109. ISBN 978-80-210-7810-9. info
  • ŠMAHEL, David, Michelle WRIGHT a Martina ČERNÍKOVÁ. Classification of online problematic situations in the context of youths’ development. Communications The European Journal of Communication Research. Bremen: University of Bremen, 2014, roč. 39, č. 3, s. 233-260. ISSN 0341-2059. doi:10.1515/commun-2014-0111. info


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