Mgr. Martin Bednář, Ph.D.

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Born in 1966.


  • 1987-1991 Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Education, Special Education teacher training, (Mgr.)
  • 1995-2001 Palacký University Olomouc, Faculty of Education, postgraduate doctoral studies on the field of special pedagogy, dissertation on the topic Transformation of social care institutions for people with mental disabilities with a year-round stay (Ph.D.)

Work experience


  • 1991 - 1992 School Office in Svitavy, teacher of pupils with special needs
  • 1992 - 1997 Olomouc District Office, social worker, methodologies of institutional care
  • 1992 - 2004 Czech Red Cross Olomouc, social worker in the organization Social House, part-time job
  • 1997 – present: CARITAS - College of Social Work Olomouc, director
  • 2006 – present: Palacký University Olomouc, Sts Cyril and Methodius Theological Faculty, Department of Christian Social Work, assistant professor
  • 2002 – present: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, social services quality inspector

Specialist focus

  • social policy
  • quality management of social services
  • current trends in social services
  • transformation of social services
  • social protection

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