Professor of Medical and Health Sciences. Psychologist and cognitive-behavioural therapist. Head of the Nutritional Psychology Unit as well as Eating Behavior Laboratory (EAT Lab) at the Institute of Psychology, University of Wroclaw
Prof. Anna Brytek-Matera has been awarded the “START” scholarship for young scientists by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), a scholarship by Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) for research project at University of Bordeaux as well as the Bekker Programme by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. She has been selected as the French Government Scholarship laureate (Cotutelle). She has been invited to deliver guest lectures at foreign universities (Paul Verlaine University – Metz, University of Nantes, University of Bordeaux, University of Pavia, University of Padova, University of West London, Western Sydney University, Stanford University).
She is the author of over 130 scholarly publications (in Polish, English and French), a member of the Editorial Board for BMC Psychiatry (section Eating Disorders), Eating and Weight Disorders and Journal of Health Psychology. She is a member of the Reviewer Board for Nutrients, a guest editor of the Special Issue Psychology of Eating: Understanding of Eating Behaviours (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health), Advances in the Psychology of Eating (International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health), and topic editor of the Advances in Food Environments (Frontiers in Nutrition).
She is experienced in the therapeutic work with patients with eating disorders and their families. She finished a specialised, four-year training in the cognitive-behavioural therapy of adult disorders in the Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy Centre (CTPB) in Warsaw in cooperation with Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (OCTC). She has also completed formations in the Ericksonian therapy in the Polish Erickson Institute. In addition, I has finished the Postgraduate Course in Art Therapy of the Polish Erickson Institute and the Polish Committee of the International Society for Education through Art.