dr Łucja Bieleninik


ORCID: 0000-0001-9685-2934

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Łucja Bieleninik – Ph.D. of Psychology, is anAssistant Professor of Psychology at Institute of Psychology, University of Gdansk in Poland, and a senior researcher at NORCE Norwegian Research Centre in Bergen, Norway. She participated actively in scientific meetings at both international and national conferences. She has published peer-reviewed research, contributed to 12 book chapters, authored a monograph about mothers’ perceptions of premature children, and co-authored book chapters regarding children born prematurely and those with disabilities (IF = apx. 90, with an h‐index of 7). Her scientific interests concern clinical psychology, non-pharmacological intervention in mental health, and systematic reviews. Her research considers the whole family system of vulnerable children, especially in context of the premature birth and the long lasting consequences of prematurity. She gain her advanced clinical practice during 6-years cooperation with the Medical University of Gdansk (2007-2012) where she was involved with a longitudinal project about development of premature infants over 10 years. She has been coordinating (2012 – 2017) an international multicenter Trial of Improvisational Music therapy Effectiveness for children with Autism (TIME-A, funded by Research. Currently she is a co-investigator and site-investigator of the international, multi-site randomized controlled trial, LongSTEP: Longitudinal Study of music Therapy’s Effectiveness for Premature infants and their caregivers (registered ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03564184; funded by Research Council of Norway, grant no. 273534) which links NICUs in Norway, Poland, Israel, Argentina and Columbia. She is a member of the Cochrane Collaboration and completed the training of Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analyses of Health Research. She is also a laureate of the Theophrast’s Award (2013), the Malewski’s Award (2018), the award for young researcher granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences – Division in Gdansk (2018) and scholarships for outstanding young scientists by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education (2019).