Piotr Plichta

Name: Piotr Plichta
Country: Poland
Degrees: Ph.D.
Current job title: Researcher
Institution: Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź
Short autobiography:

Pedagogue (special education), researcher at National Centre for Workplace Health Promotion in Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine in Łódź and assistant professor at the University of Wrocław (Institute of Education, Department of Individuals with Disabilities).

Member of Board in Polish Educational Society (Lodz Section) and in Lodz Educational Society. The Substitute of Polish MC in IS0801 COST action – “Cyberbullying: coping with negative and enhancing positive uses of new technologies, in relationships in educational settings” and currently – Polish MC member of COST action IS 1210 “Appearance Matters”.

Author and co-author of approx. 60 publications e.g. on intellectual disability, ICT usage and cyberbullying.

Research leader in national grants - e.g. “Ways of ICT usage among intellectually disabled students” – where several issues concerning appearance matters of the exceptional users have been found, team member in international grants e.g.: “ROBUSD – Reducing Bullying Strengthening Diversity”, “We CAN - Cyberbullying Action Network for Parents’ Education (CAN), and national team member and leader in International grants: “The virtual Anti-Bullying-Campus for Kids (ABV4Kids)” and “Cyberbullying in adolescence (investigation and intervention in six European Countries”.

Reason for joining: Research on appearance issues concerning young people with special educational needs (how they present themselves, how they construct and to what extent they are satisfied with their online image). Special concern regarding prospect research will be the risk of online and offline victimization related to appearance issues (in cooperation with other Polish Action members).
Current research interest in relation to the COST Action: Qualitative analysis of exceptional users’ online profiles and its content (with special regards to Deaf and Intellectually Disabled users).
COST Actions Outcomes:
E-mail: p.plichta@wp.pl
Link to institution: http://www.imp.lodz.pl/home_en/