university-warsaw

University of Warsaw (UW), Poland

University of Warsaw (UW), founded in 1816, is the best university and a leading research centre in Poland. The high level of scientific research, its connection with the education of students and the diversity and attractiveness of our teaching determines the position of the University in the country and worldwide. University of Warsaw is listed among top 4% of the World-Class Universities and recognized by prestigious international rankings such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AKA Shanghai Ranking), the QS Top Universities, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the CHE Excellence Group 2010 (subjects: chemistry, physics). University of Warsaw is the most active Polish organization in terms of EC (European Commission) contribution granted to the FP7 research projects according to the EC report – ” Innovation Union Competitiveness report 2011″.

LEADER

Rafał Kawa, PhD.
Rafał Kawa, PhD.Assistant professor at the University of Warsaw
Years of experience: 12
Specific expertise: ASD early detection, diagnosis and intervention, behavior analysis, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Rafał Kawa, PhD.

  • Teacher College, University of Warsaw, German linguistics, BA
  • Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw Applied psychometrics, clinical neuropsychology, MA
  • Department of Applied Linguistics and East-Slavonic Philology at University of Warsaw, Special Translations, MA
  • Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Postgraduate studies – Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Ph.D.
  • Center for Early Intervention Step by Step – Senior therapist
  • Institute of Psychology, Polish Academy of Sciences – Assistant Research Professor Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw – Assistant Research Professor
  • Deputy director of graduate studies at UW
  • Psychosocial functioning of girls and boys with Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism – Key Investigator, Polish National Science Centre
  • Polish longitudinal study of infants at familial risk of autism – characterising early predictors of atypical developmental trajectories – Key Investigator, Polish National Science Centre
  • Member of Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism (ESSEA)- COST Action
  • Exploratory behavior of children with ASD and Down syndrome
  • Diagnosis and treatment of children with ASD
  • ASD research on early detection
  • Applied Behavior Analysis

TEAM

Ewa Pisula, PhD.
Ewa Pisula, PhD.Full professor at the University of Warsaw
Years of experience: 25
Specific expertise: ASD early detection, ASD diagnostic instruments, ASD early intervention, families with children with ASD, broader autism phenotype, sex differences in ASD symptoms

Ewa Pisula, PhD.

  • 1988 – MA, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology
  • 1992 – Ph.D., Academy of Special Education
  • 1999 – habilitation, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology
  • 2006 – title of full professor, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Psychology
  • Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw – Full Professor since 2006, Head of Rehabilitation Psychology Lab, since 2005
  • Member of the Commission of Psychology and Developmental Psychopathology, Polish Academy of Science 2008-2011
  • Science Promotion Council, Member, since 2011
  • Psychosocial functioning of girls and boys with Asperger syndrome or high functioning autism – Head of the project, Polish National Science Centre, 2011-2014
  • Broader autism phenotype hypothesis. An attempt to verify through analysis of executive function in siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder – Head of the project, Polish National Science Centre, 2012-2015
  • Adaptation and validation of the Polish version of the ADOS and ADI-2-R – tools for diagnosing autism spectrum disorders and to monitor the effects of the intervention – for the purpose of standardizing the diagnostic process – Head of the project, Polish National Disabled Persons Rehabilitation Fund, 2013-2016.
  • ASD research on early detection
  • ASD diagnosis
  • Parents of children with ASD
  • Autism in girls
  • Broader autism phenotype in siblings and parents

Przemysław Tomalski, PhD.

  • 03/2009 PhD in Psychology, Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • 07/2005 MA in Psychology, Centre for Interfaculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw, Poland Subject areas: Psychology (major), Molecular Biology (minor)
  • 2012 – present Assistant Professor in Psychology and Head of Neurocognitive Development Lab, Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw
  • Infant EEG/ERPs, eye-tracking, standardised behavioural assessments social cognition, audio-visual speech processing, subcortical face processing, effects of early adversity on cognitive development outcomes
Przemysław Tomalski, PhD.
Przemysław Tomalski, PhD.Assistant professor at the University of Warsaw
Years of experience: 5
Specific expertise: infant brain and cognitive development; early risk for developmental disorders.