Croatia 2019: Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Ph.D.

Delegate: Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Ph.D.

Affiliations: Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

Short Bio: Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Ph.D., assistant professor, psychologist and psychotherapist, works at the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia and in her private psychotherapy practice. She also teaches at the University of Zagreb graduate courses Psychology of Sleep and Wakefulness, Creative techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy and Psychotherapy Modalities. She has been actively involved in circadian rhythm, stress, health and quality of life research for many years, primarily interested in developmental aspects of sleep and sleep related daytime functioning in adolescents, adults, and older adults.


“Sleep, health and age” – colloquium of the Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health
1. Sleep quality as a factor determining quality of life and health in older adults – research projects from 2014-2019 – Jasminka Despot Lučanin, Ph.D.
2. Age-related changes in characteristics of sleep – Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Ph.D.
3. Sleep quality and quality of life in older adults living in nursing homes and in own homes – Damir Lučanin, Ph.D.
4. Subjective sleep quality of mothers as a predictor of parenting sense of competence – Eva Anđela Delale, Ph.D.

“The only debt you will enjoy paying off” (in Croatian)
Educational leaflet for university students developed by psychology students Azra Brakić, Filip Bukvić, Jelena Gerjević, Vice Karin, Petra Klasić, Marija Kožarić and Lara Lulić (master level, 1st year) and Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac, Ph.D.,assistant professor

Location: Zagreb, Croatia

Date of Activity: March 15, 2019

Submitted By: Adrijana Košćec Bjelajac