Karolina Świder finished her Ph.D. at Radboud University in the Netherlands in 2019. She obtained her MA in Psychology and MSc in Biology (Specialization in Neurobiology) at Jagiellonian University in Kraków and currently works as a scientist at Complutense University in Madrid (Maria Curie-Skłodowska action Fellowship, MSCA). She conducts MEG and EEG researches on the factors modulating pain perception. She is interested in the neural basis of the learning and attention processes. She has academic lecturer experience and was a PI of a research project funded by the National Science Centre in Poland (PRELUDIUM5). Her practitioner carrier is focused on work with clients that suffer from somatic diseases especially with oncological patients and their families. She finished postgraduate studies of Psychooncology SPSS in Warsaw and many additional courses from the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.