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Lyudmyla Kolisnyk

Lyudmyla Kolisnyk

AUFF-Ukraine research fellow, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, Denmark and previously Sumy State University, Ukraine



Research interests

Lyudmyla holds a PhD in Developmental and Pedagogical psychology from M.P. Dragomanov Kyiv National Pedagogical University, Ukraine (thesis - “Emotional intelligence development as a factor to prevent loneliness in adolescence”). She is a researcher and practical psychologist from a psychodynamic perspective.

She provides psychological help as a counselling psychologist and trainer of groups; teaches students (mainly future psychologists); helps young colleagues in their professional development and organizes colleagues to strengthen together a psychological well-being of Ukrainians (NGO activities). She now gives special attention to the problem of providing psychological help to Ukrainian people affected by Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war.

Research interests cover all spheres of her practice:

  • Emotional Intelligence Phenomenon
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Learning and Teaching Methods in Psychology
  • Crisis Psychology   

Short bio

Counselling psychologist at Sumy State University; Senior lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Political Sciences and Sociocultural Technologies, Sumy State University, Ukraine; deputy head of NGO “Association of Psychologists of High School of Ukraine" and a member of the board of “National Psychological Association of Ukraine”.

Collaborating department at Aarhus University during the fellowship

The Department of Psychology, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University

Area of research:

Counseling Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology

Fellowship period:

7 June 2022 - 7 June 2023