Guna Svence

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Guna Svence has been working at the Riga Stradiņš University at Department of Health Psychology and Pedagogy as I invited professor, and  at the University of Latvia for the last five years, at the faculty of Education, Psychology and Arts, Department of Psychology. Before professor worked at the Riga Teacher Education and Management academy more as 20 years, as dean of faculty of Psychology, study programs` director and researcher. The field of her scientifical interest based on positive psychology. Professor Guna Svence had several books and articles about positive psychology, resilience and well-being, especially about teachers` social emotional well-being.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

5.1 Psychology, Doctor of Science, University of Latvia

Award Date: 28 Nov 1995

5.3 Educational sciences, Master

External positions



docent, University of Latvia

Field of Science

  • 5.1 Psychology


  • Educational psychology
  • teachers resilience
  • social emotional health
  • well-being


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