Dr. Łukasz Gawęda

Curriculum Vitae

2016 - present Visiting researcher, Clinical Neuropsychology Working Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
2012 - present Assistant professor, II Department of Psychiatry, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2014 - 2016 Assistant professor, psychology faculty, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland
2012 - 2016 Postgraduate professional training in cognitive behavioral therapy with elements of psychodynamic therapy,
Warsaw, Poland
2008 - 2016 Clinical practicum, II Department of Psychiatry, Warsaw, Poland
2008 - 2011 Ph.D. dissertation on source monitoring and cognitive confidence in schizophrenia, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2008 M.Sc. in Psychology, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Research interests

  • (meta)cognitive interventions
  • cognitive biases
  • the risk of psychosis
  • source monitoring processes
  • self and perceptual abnormalities
  • schizophrenia

Selected independent research funding

2017 - present Funding for a study on an interaction between trauma, personality and cognition as a predictor of an increased risk from National Center for Science, Poland
2016 - present Funding for study on the role of trauma and attachment in schizophrenia funded by the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2016 3-year stipend for excellent young scientists from the Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science
2015 - 2016 Funding for study on the relationship between neurocognitive function, social functioning and cognitive biases in schizophrenia funded by the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2014 & 2015 START stipend from the Polish Foundation for Science
2013 Award for publications, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2012 - 2015 Funding for a study on neural correlates of imagery activity and distinguishing between imageries and reality in schizophrenia; source monitoring fMRI study funded by the Polish Ministry of Science Iuventus Plus programme
2012 Award for publications, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
2012 2nd-place prize from the journal ‘Cognitive Neuropsychiatry’ for a poster presented at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, April 14-18, 2012, Florence, Italy
2011 & 2012 Award for excellent didactic work, University for Social Science and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland

Selected Publications

Gawęda, Ł., Staszkiewicz, M., & Balzan, R. (in press). The relationship between cognitive biases and psychological dimensions of delusions: The importance of jumping to conclusions. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.

Gawęda, Ł., Prochwicz, K., & Cella, M. (2015). Cognitive biases mediate the relationship between temperament and character and psychotic-like experiences in healthy subjects. Psychiatry Research, 225, 50-57.

Gawęda, Ł., & Prochwicz, K. (2015). A comparison of cognitive biases between schizophrenia patients with delusions and healthy individuals with delusion-like experiences. European Psychiatry, 30, 943-949.

Gawęda, Ł., Mikuła, J., Moritz, S., Szelenbaum, W., & Kokoszka, A. (2014). Towards a cognitive model of hallucinations in the course of alcohol dependency? A source monitoring-based pilot study. Psychological Medicine, 44, 2763-2773.

Gawęda, Ł., Woodward, T. S., Moritz, S., & Kokoszka, A. (2013). Impaired action self-monitoring in schizophrenia patients with auditory hallucinations. Schizophrenia Research, 144, 72-79.

Gawęda, Ł., Moritz, S., & Kokoszka, A. (2012). Impaired discrimination between imagined and performed actions in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 195, 1-8.