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Professor Michał Harciarek Chairman of PAN Psychology Committee
Professor UG, Dr hab. Michał Harciarek from the Institute of Psychology at the University of Gdańsk has been chosen to head the Psychology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences for the years 2015-2018.
Professor UG, Dr hab. Michał Harciarek works at the University of Gdańsk’s Faculty of Social Sciences in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. His area of research is neuropsychological problems in adults, particularly cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s and frontotemporal dementia, as well as the neuropsychological consequences of chronic kidney failure and its treatment. He has demonstrated the results of his research, which is funded amongst others by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, in Poland, Finland, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, France, Israel, Turkey, Mexico, the USA and Canada.
Professor Harciarek has completed numerous periods of training and scientific internship programmes, for instance at John Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine in the USA, the University of Western Ontario in Canada and the University of Florida. He is the author of dozens of articles which have been published in recognised Polish and international journals and has won many prestigious science awards, including the President of the Council of Ministers Award, the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk Award (Uphagen Prize), a grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and others from the Foundation for Polish Science (START) and the Kosciuszko Foundation, and an award from the weekly magazine Polityka.
He is a member of several scientific societies, including the Psychology Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, which he has been chosen to head for the years 2015-2018, and the International Neuropsychological Society. He has sat many times in the panel of experts summoned by the National Science Centre. He is also Deputy Editor in Chief of the journal Acta Neuropsychologica and a member of the Editorial Board of the University of Gdańsk Publishing House.