Head of Violence Research Lab Osijek
Goran Livazović is an Associate Professor at the Department for Pedagogy, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek, Croatia, where he is a lecturer in Social Pedagogy, Leisure Pedagogy, Media Pedagogy, Institutional Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Adolescence, Methodology of Research and Statistical Methods in Education. He graduated at the Teacher Training Faculty in Osijek in 2004 and obtained his PhD in 2011 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb with the thesis „The impact of media on adolescent problem behaviour aetiology“ under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Vlatko Previšić. After spending 5 years teaching as an English language teacher in elementary school practice (2004-2008), he was employed as a Teaching Assistant (2008-2011), Senior Assistant (2011-2012), Assistant Professor (2012-2018) and Associate Professor (2018) at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University in Osijek. During his career, he was awarded the Best graduate student by The Lions Club Association in 2003, he graduated as the most successful student and first in class at the Teacher Training Faculty in Osijek (2004), and was awarded the “Best presentation Award” at the SGEM International Conference in Bulgaria (2014). He was the Vice-Dean for Teaching at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek (2014-2017), the Head of the Department for Pedagogy (2012-2014), and the Secretary and Board member of the Croatian Pedagogical Society (2013-2018). He is a lecturer at the Postgraduate scientific doctoral program in Pedagogy, both at the University in Osijek and University of Zagreb. He published more than 30 scientific papers in renowned international and national publications, an author of 6 expert manuals and 1 scientific book. He is a reviewer for a number of renowned international journals (i.e. PLOS ONE, Current Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology). He was a consultant and an author of a number of expert studies and programs in science and education. He was an expert member of a number of EU international and national projects in Croatia. He was a scientific project member (“Curriculum of Social Competences and School”), project leader Prof. dr. Vlatko Previšić, funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (2010-2014), and is currently a scientific project member (“Croatian Violence Monitor”), project leader Prof. dr. Anna Getoš Kalac, funded by the Croatian Foundation for Science (2017.-). He is fluent in English, German, Italian and elementary Hungarian.