Robert Porzack, PhD

Robert Porzack, PhD is an educational psychologist and headmaster of Experimental Psychology Lab at the Faculty of Human Science, WSEI University in Lublin, Poland. He was formerly an expert in the Chancellery of the President of Republic of Poland in the Addiction-Free Universities Network program in Poland, where he analysed epidemiology and correlates of healthy and addictive behaviour, evaluated and assisted the improvement of institutional forms of helping youth at risk of school dropout and social exclusion in Poland. In addition, Dr. Porzack is the co-author and leader of projects focused on school prevention, school mental health principles implementation, supporting learning, teaching and positive behaviour such as: (Ministry of Education) – the evaluation of system of prevention and school mental health in Poland, PATH (Erasmus+) – online adaptive tests and advisory tool supporting educational and vocational career planning in the transition period, MATE (Erasmus+) – online tests and trainings supporting the educational success of children aged 10-13. Dr. Porzack publishes books and articles presenting research and solutions for diagnosing and supporting healthy development in schools. He is also the co-founder and member of the board in the “You Have a Chance” Foundation focused on preventing addictions in schools and promotion of school mental health. In addition, since 2019 Dr. Porzack has been a member of SMHILE Core Development Team and from 2022 Board of Directors of Tapestry Intergenerational Education Foundation.


Professional Expertise


Health promotion/education, Psychology, Social and behavioral sciences


Addiction/substance abuse, Common mental health conditions, Stress and coping, Trauma

Methodological Areas

Measurement/psychometrics, Program evaluation, Quantitative methods, Survey development

Strategies expertise

Health promotion, Quality improvement, Supervision and coaching

Intervention Expertise

Interpersonal therapy, Psychosocial skills, School-based interventions

Partnership Expertise

Schools and universities, Worksites