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Dr Izabela Zych, Associate Professor, University of Córdoba

Izabela Zych Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the University of Cordoba (Spain) and a member of the LAECOVI research team. She studied Psychology at the Jagiellonian University (Poland) and the University of Granada (Spain) and she earned her PhD in Psychology from the latter. She is a visiting scholar in the Institute of Criminology and a Visiting Fellow in Wolfson College. Her main research interest focuses on bullying and cyberbullying, with particular attention to personal and contextual protective factors. She has participated and led various major research projects, has been an invited speaker in international conferences across the world, and has published journal articles related to the topic in high impact journals. Her postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and PhD supervision is mostly concerned with youth violence.


‘Protecting Children against Bullying and Cyberbullying’

This seminar focuses on school bullying and cyberbullying, two types of harmful antisocial behaviours that are present in schools. The nature and dynamics of bullying and cyberbullying are described, together with factors that protect children from bullying and cyberbullying. This specific analysis of strengths, rather than weaknesses, builds on the current literature and research with a new positive focus. This seminar synthesizes the newest research on the topic, reviewing recent meta-analyses and research syntheses, together with empirical findings, to provide a global vision on what is being done and what can be done to protect children from bullying and cyberbullying. Findings from the more common cross-sectional studies are described together with the results from newer prospective longitudinal studies that are uncovering causal relations. Thus, this seminar aims to present a comprehensive overview on protecting children and adolescents from bullying and cyberbullying.


This seminar is open to all interested in attending, with no ticket required, however, spaces are limited in number (22).

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Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event location: 
Sir Anthony Bottoms Boardroom, Institute of Criminology