Here are the academic research projects of my colleagues, where I made a contribution
The Buddha Research Project
The project is led by researchers Nicolas Pellerin (Psychology faculty, University of Nîmes), Liudmila Gamaiunova (Social Sciences of Religions faculty, University of Lausanne), and Buddhist teacher Ven. Losang Gendun. The main focus is investigating transformative processes in long-term meditators and their effects on such topics as mental health, perception, semiotics (meaning creation), and a person’s identity. More information on the project can be found following this link.
Meditation and personal qualities
The project is run under the leadership of Dr. Karin Matko (the University Medicine Greifswald and the Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany). The study aims to explore how meditators from different meditation traditions differ in their personal goals, characteristics, and motivation to practice.
How Families with Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic: An International Study
This study, led by Prof. Dr Andrea Samson and Dr Jo van Herwegen, examined how people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families across the world have been coping with the administrative, financial and social changes they likely experienced in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic More information on the project can be found following this link.
Spirituality and well-being in the elderly: needs, practices and institutional responses
The project, led by Prof. Pierre-Yves Brandt, aims to explore how spirituality contributes to the well-being of seniors residing in protected apartments and nursing homes, whether for short or long stays. It seeks to identify the religious and spiritual expectations of this population and to examine whether the institutional response to these is considered adequate. It also studies how an appropriate response contributes to the well-being of residents. You can learn more by following this link.