Alena Slezackova, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Medicine, Masaryk University. Her scientific interests include mental health and well-being, hope, and mindfulness. She is a certified Resilience Practitioner, a founder and director of the Czech Positive Psychology Centre (CPPC), a member of the Advisory Council of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), a member of the Boards of the European Network for Positive Psychology (ENPP) and of the Mindfulness Research and Practice Network at Masaryk University. She is a member of several international research projects. She is the author of the first comprehensive monograph on positive psychology in the Czech language and many publications in health psychology and positive psychology. She is also engaged in lecturing and tutoring activities.