Assist. Prof. Marina Štambuk, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division for Agroeconomy and Informatics
Department of Management and Rural Entrepreneurship
Office location: 5th pavilion, 2nd floor, room no. 043
Phone: +385 1 239 3693
Email: mstambuk ( at )
Languages: croatian, english

Academic qualifications

  • 2008 - 2015: PhD in social sciences, scientific field of psychology
    PhD program at the Department of Psychology,
    The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb
    ▪ doctoral thesis: Ecological model of interethnic tensions and children's behavior in the post-war community (mentor: prof. dr. sc. Dean Ajduković)
  • 2002 - 2008: Graduated psychologist, teacher of psychology
    Department of psychology,
    Centre for Croatian Studies University of Zagreb
    ▪ thesis: Validation of the Modern Homonegativity Scale (mentor: prof. dr. sc. Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovčan)

Employment and work experience

  • 2018 - : Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb
    Assistant Professor in psychology
  • 2015 - 2018: Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb
    Postdoctoral teaching/research assistant at the Department of Psychology and Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education
  • 2008 - 2015: Croatian Studies, University of Zagreb
    Teaching/Research assistant at the Department of Psychology and Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education
  • 2005 - 2008: Brave Phone, NGO
    Volunteer, Telephone counseling for abused and neglected children


Research interests

  • social psychology, psychology of emotions, psychology of education, counceling and psychotherapy

Training and research experience

  • 2016/10/14 - : Gestalt Centre Homa (expert)
    Education in Gestalt therapy (II. level in training)
  • 2013/05/24 - 2015/06/20: Croatian Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (expert)
    Education in behavioral and cognitive therapies (II. level)
  • 2012/04/26 - 2013/09/28: Forum for Freedom in Education (teaching)
    Active learning and critical thinking in higher education
  • 2011/08/15 - 2011/08/26: University of Utrecht (scientific)
    Utrecht Summer School: Applied Multivariate Analysis
  • 2010/10/18 - 2010/11/30: Office of Doctoral Studies and Programs, University of Zagreb (scientific)
    Workshops for doctoral candidates:
    Writing Effectively about your Research; Speaking Effectively about your Research (Voditelj: dr. sc. Armando Rodriguez Chapin)
    Writing Scientific English: Perspective and Argumentation (Voditelj: dr. sc. Markus Rheindorf)
  • 2010/08/01 - 2010/08/14: The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) (scientific)
    6th ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques: Confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modelling
  • 2007/09/01 - 2008/09/01: Udruga transakcijske analize Hrvatske (expert)
    Transactional analysis - level 101 (leading educator: mr.sci. Nada Žanko, prof.)
  • 2005/12/01 - 2008/06/30: Brave phone, NGO (expert)
    Education about telephone counselling for maltreated and molested children



Title Funding Duration AFZ role
Unapređenje stručne prakse na preddiplomskim i diplomskim studijima Agronomskog fakulteta Europski socijalni fond 2020/03/09 - 2023/03/09 coordinator
ERASMUS+ KA2 Learning Landscapes Erasmus+ 2020/09/01 - 2022/08/31 partner


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