Postdoctoral Researcher, Health Promotion Research Centre, School of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, IRELAND

András Költő is a psychologist and postdoctoral researcher within the Health Promotion Research Centre at National University of Ireland Galway. He holds a PhD in Behavioural Psychology. The topic of his PhD studies was hypnotic susceptibility and its associations with mentalisation skills and memories on parental rearing style.


He is an alumni of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary, where he served as a Senior Lecturer until 2017. He taught seminars and lectures on various subjects, including Affective Psychology, Counselling in Health Psychology, Ethics and Professional Issues in Psychology, and Methods of Hypnosis Research. His research interests include adolescent mental and sexual health, romantic attraction and sexual orientation in young people, health of marginalised groups, with a special regard to LGBT+ individuals, hypnosis and hypnotic susceptibility, psychosomatics and psycho-neuro-immunology, and affective regulation. Since 2010 he is a member of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), a WHO collaborative international study. Currently he is taking part in the 2018 data collection cycle of the HBSC. Within the international HBSC research network, he serves as Chair of the working group on adolescent sexual health. He also had a practice in health psychological counselling for patients with psychodermatological and psychosomatic conditions, and Gender or Sexual Minority clients.

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