RNDr. et PhDr. Bozena Markovic Baluchova, PhD.

Contact

Tel.: +421 907 463 649

E-mail: bozena.baluchova@docunion.info

Office hours

Scheduled by e-mail

Education

2012 – present:

Palacky University in Olomouc, Faculty of Science (PhD program in International Development Studies)

2013 – 2015 (MHA):

St. Elizabeth of St. Elizabeth of Health and Social Work, Department of Economics and Management in Health (Master’s program in Health Administration Research and Management)

od 2008 – 2014 (BFA & MFA)

Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Film and Television Faculty, Department of Documentary Film (Master’s degree program in Documentary movie-making)

2008 – 2011 (postgradual)

University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Mass Media Communication, Department of Media Communication (partially completed doctoral program in media studies)

2003 – 2010 (PhD.)

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology (doctoral program in Mineralogy and Petrology)

2003 – 2008 (MA)

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Arts, Department of Journalism (Master’s degree program in Journalism)

1998 – 2003 (BS & MSc)

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology (Master’s degree program in Mineralogy and Petrology)

Professional Experience 

2003 – 2006: Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Mineralogy and Petrology (educator, researcher)

2006 – 2009: Slovak national broadcasting & Catholic newspaper (editor, journalist)

2008 – 2011: University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Faculty of Mass Media Communication, Department of Mass Communication (educator, researcher)

2012: Caritas Slovakia (project assistant, development education trainer, media coordinator)

2012: The platform of development NGOs (editor of publication: Slovak Guide of development volunteering)

2013: Faculty of Health and Social Work, Trnava University (assistant professor, field development worker in Kenya)

2014: Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation / Slovak Aid (facilitator of training for development volunteers)

2012 – 2016: ProHuman – scientific internet magazine (member of Board of editors, analyst, journalist)

2015 – 2017: UNDP for Europe and CIS (communication consultant for the program: Public finance for development in Moldova and Montenegro)

2011 – present: P(l)uto NGO (project coordinator and media coordinator – social inclusion projects)

2011 – present: DocUnion NGO (project coordinator and media coordinator – projects of global education, intercultural learning, media literacy, development journalism trainings)

2011 – present: Media about Development – internet magazine with focus of development journalism (editor in chief – responsible media coverage of global issues and international development, development journalism trainings)

2018 – 2019: ADRA Slovakia (communications manager – covering global topics and ADRA humanitarian and development activities in media and social network channels)

2019 – present: Slovak NGDO Platform (communications manager – covering global challenges and the activities of all umbrella’s member organizations in media and social network channels)

Conference participation

International scientific conference: Development and democracy: New trends in international development cooperation, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2012.

International scientific conference: Climate change – possible impacts on development projects, Caritas Slovakia, Bratislava, 2012.

International scientific conference: Development and Democracy: The International conference has commemorated 10 years of the development cooperation, SlovakAid, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2013.

International scientific conference: Development and Democracy: Development Ecosystems in V4: the New Role for Civil Society Organisations and Business Beyond 2014, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2014.

The Model conference of Faculty of international relations (Development section), FMV EUBA, Bratislava, 2015.

International conference: Local authorities and Development cooperation, ZMOS , Bratislava, 2015.

The conference: Multidisciplinary cooperation in the field of child protection against violence, MPSVaR SR, Bratislava, 2015.

International conference Development and Democracy: Thinking Ahead for Sustainable Development: Media training towards the responsible coverage of development topics, Pontis foundation, Bratislava, 2015.

International conference Gender Equality in Armenia and Europe: Challenges and Perspectives: Portrayal of women in Czech and Slovak media (journalism and marketing products), Armenian Progressive Youth NGO (Armenia) and JUB International (the Netherlands), Yerevan, 2016.

WSOS/GLC Professional Fellows Regional conference: How to present a global issues to the media and work with them, Štrbské Pleso 2017.

Publications

Peter Bačík & Božena Baluchová: Mineralógia atmosféry – vplyv prachu v atmosférena vývoj klímy a zdravie človeka; International scientific conference: Climate change – possible impacts on development projects, Caritas Slovakia, Bratislava, 2012.

Božena Baluchová: Medializácia dôsledkov zmeny klímy v slovenských médiách (a jej vplyv na rozvojové vzdelávanie)
; International scientific conference: Climate change – possible impacts on development projects, Caritas Slovakia, Bratislava, 2012.

Božena Baluchová: Detskí vojaci z ugandských ozbrojených konfliktov v centre pozornosti médií; International scientific conference: Development and democracy: New trends in international development cooperation, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2012.

Božena Baluchová: Interdisciplinarita rozvojového vzdelávania
na príklade prepojenia rozvojovej problematiky
a mediálnej tvorby; International scientific conference: Development and democracy: New trends in international development cooperation, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2012.

Božena Baluchová & Juraj Jančovič: Slovensko-kenský rozvojový projekt cez optiku Miléniových rozvojových cielov; International scientific conference: Development and Democracy: The International conference has commemorated 10 years of the development cooperation, SlovakAid, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2013.

Božena Baluchová: Výzvy rozvojového dobrovoľníctva – vysielania slovenských dobrovoľníkov a dobrovoľníčok do rozvojových krajín; International scientific conference: Development and Democracy: Development Ecosystems in V4: the New Role for Civil Society Organisations and Business Beyond 2014, Pontis Foundation, Bratislava, 2014.

Božena Markovič Baluchová, Simona Šafaříková, Lenka Dušková: Mediálne školenie v teréne smerom k zodpovednému informovaniu o rozvoji, International conference Development and Democracy: Thinking Ahead for Sustainable Development, Nadácia Pontis, Bratislava, 2015.

Božena Baluchová: Motivácia komunitných zdravotníckych pracovníkov a vplyv konfliktov na pracovný výkon v rámci slovenského projektu rozvojovej spolupráce v Keni, Acta Missiologica, St. Elizabeth’s University, Bratislava, 2015.

Božena Markovič Baluchová, Markéta Svobodová: Zobrazovanie zraniteľných osôb z rozvojových krajín a metódy marketingu chudoby na internetových stránkach vybraných neziskových organizácií, Acta Missiologica, St. Elizabeth’s University, Bratislava, 2016.

Božena Markovič Baluchová: Analýza komunitami-vedeného projektu zabezpečenia prístupu k vode a sanitácii (Globálny cieľ č. 6) v indickom štáte Odisha, Acta Missiologica, St. Elizabeth’s University, Bratislava, 2017.

Božena Markovič Baluchová, Alexandra Mamová: The role of implementation and communication of MANTRA Water, sanitation and hygiene program in improving public health in Odisha state (India), Neuro endocrinology letters 38(Suppl1):35-39, 2017.

Božena Baluchová: Premeny a výzvy slovenských komunitných centier pod vplyvom práce so zraniteľnými skupinami. In ProHuman, Bratislava, 2018;

Božena Markovič Baluchová, Alexandra Mamová: Challenges of community development work with disadvantaged groups in Slovakia. In Clinical Social Work 2019 (in review process);

Božena Markovič Baluchová, Peter Bačík, Alexandra Mamová: The Health Impact of Mineral Dust Air Pollution on the Global and Local Scale (on the example from Slovakia), Neuro endocrinology letters 2019 (in review process);

International Experience

Erasmus+ internship (ADRA Slovakia, Bratislava, 2018)

Community driven rural development (NIRD&PR, Hyderabad, Telangana state, India, 2015)

European Commission Blue Book Traineeship (Representation of EC in SR, Bratislava, 2015)

IREX / State department fellowship (U.S., NM, Albuquerque, 2014)

GLC / State department fellowship (U.S., IL, Chicago, 2013)

Slovak Aid project of development cooperation: Trnava University /Kwale district hospital: nutrition, social & health care, education, ICT (Kenya, Kwale, 2013)

Grundtvig LLP assistantship / KOWC (Ireland, Tralee, 2012-13)

EVS, European voluntary service / A.C.T.O.R. (Romania, Bucharest, 2009)

National scholarship program (Romania, Bucharest, 2009)

Professional Interests / Thesis Mentoring

Media production / Journalism:

     Responsible media coverage of development issues, Development journalism
     Analytical journalism, ICT, Media and information literacy (MIL)
     Gender-sensitive language in the media

Development issues:

     Development and global education
     Effective development cooperation
     Community development
     Development and humanitarian volunteering

Intercultural and peer learning:

     Anti-bias approach in education
     Peer Education & Learning for Well Being
     Community organizing
     Intercultural dialogue