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Lucie Zernerova

Department of Psychology

Organisational Psychology Group

E: lucie.zernerova.1@city.ac.uk

Thesis title: Examining mindfulness and psychological flexibility as personal resources/resilience factors enhancing well-being, health and performance at work

Supervisors: Dr Paul Flaxman

Higher education background

  • MSc in Organisational Psychology, City University London

Overview and research interests

Lucie's doctoral research aims to examine the role of two key individual characteristics - mindfulness and psychological flexibility - within the work context. The research will build on previous research in occupational health psychology, positive psychology and job characteristics tradition to: (1) explore how work environments and employees' levels of mindfulness and psychological flexibility interact to influence both positive and negative indicators of mental health and work-related well-being (such as burnout, work engagement and flow) as well as attendance levels and productiviity; and (2) contribute to the design, implementation and evaluation of mindfulness-based interventions in workplace settings.

Research interests

  • Mindfulness
  • Psychological flexibility
  • Work-related stress
  • Coping
  • Resilience
  • Diary studies
  • Experience sampling.


  • Cermakova, L., Moneta, G.B., Spada, M.M. (2010). Dispositional flow as a mediator of the relationships between attentional control and approaches to studying during academic examination preparation. Educational Psychology, 30(5), 495-51.