My most important publications

The complete list of my publications can be found here.

PhD thesis

2014 The title of my PhD thesis in English is: Quality of Life and Certain Health Behaviours in Ischemic Heart Disease Patients Six Months after their Rehabilitation Programme. A Doctoral Thesis. The thesis was written in Hungarian. 

Book Chapters

I have written three book chapters in connection with cardiac patients. One, published in 2016 is in connection with the health behaviours and quality of life of cardiac patients after their rehabilitation. The other two chapters were published in 2012; one of them is about the psychological background of cardiovascular diseases, and the other about the prevention of these diseases.

Tímea Berkes PhD

I am a psychologist and a university lecturer; currently on unpaid holiday at the university. My main field of interest is health psychology, especially lifestyle change and improving quality of life both in healthy people and in people with cardiac diseases. I wrote my doctoral dissertation about lifestyle and quality of life in heart patients after their rehabilitation.

I began working as a university lecturer in the Institute of Health Promotion and Sport Sciences at Eötvös Loránd University in 2011. Currently I am on unpaid holiday.

For a short time I worked as a psychologist at the Department of Clinical Psychology at Semmelweis Medical University, then I did smoking cessation counselling, and later I was a volunteer working with heart patients.

So far I have worked mainly in the academic field as a lecturer and researcher. Now it is time for me to use my knowledge to help people who need counselling in connection with their lifestyle change, or people with a chronic disease. In September 2021 I developed a programme for people with a coronary heart disease to improve their mental health and their lifestyle to reduce the risk of (another) coronary event. 

My most important studies and qualifications

2015 Academic Teaching Excellence. English as the Medium of Instruction - British Council, Budapest

2014 PhD (Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Psychology Doctoral School, Personality and Health Psychology Programme): https://doktori.hu/index.php?menuid=193&lang=HU&vid=12332

2010–2011 Counselling Psychology Training (ELTE, one finished year)

2010 Motivational interviewing training (with the instructors of Karolinska Institutet)

2009 Smoking cessation counsellor (Centre for Healthy Hungary)

2008 Psychologist, health psychology specialisation (ELTE)

1995 History (József Attila University, Szeged)