Tatiana Dubayova, PhD. is a member of Department of Special Education on Faculty of Education at University of Prešov in Prešov (Slovakia). She graduated in specialization General Psychology in 2001. She received her PhD. degree in social medicine at University of Groningen in Groningen (The Netherlands) in the field of social medicine concerned on psychological determinants of quality of life in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Several years she worked for residents association Help for Victims of Violence. Currently she is focusing on psychological and social factors of school success in pupils with special education needs. She was responsible leader of the research project Personal and Social Factors of Educational Success of Pupils with Special Education Needs in Terms of Inclusion. She lectures courses in abnormal psychology and courses concerning on psychology of pupils with conduct disorders for students of special education and she also teaches communication trainings focused on problem solving and negotiation. She published also in field professional ethics and she was also lecture of trainings of mentors for pupils from socially disadvantaged environment.
In the research she focused on examination of association between personality traits and quality of life of persons with Parkinson’s disease. Currently she is interested in quality of life and mental health of pupils with special education needs. Her recent research activities concern on mental vulnerability, coping strategies in association with school success. She also studies ethic in work persons with disabilities.