Karoly is a doctoral researcher in the IMS in psychology. Since 2013, he has been teaching in British, Emirati and Hungarian universities, currently in the University of Greenwich and Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and member of the Hungarian Psychological Association. He graduated in psychology in the University of Westminster, where he also completed his MSc in Health Psychology.
Karoly is interested in contextual behavioural science; he researches psychological flexibility, a fundamental mechanism that underlies human behaviour, well-being and performance. By targeting psychological flexibility with acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and relational frame theory (RFT) based techniques he aims to increase the productivity, well-being of individuals and cohesiveness in dyads, small groups and organisations. He is interested to apply and develop these techniques among already high-performing individuals and groups such as: British and Hungarian Olympic and Paralympic athletes and coaches and recently with analogue astronauts and flight control centres in Mars analogue isolated space mission simulations.
His further research interests involve organisational behaviour and leadership, mindfulness, flow experiences, sport psychology, human factors in aviation and space psychology and psychology of tattoos. He is curious if long-term meditation practice can slow down age-related cognitive decline, and perhaps, to a degree, can serve as protection against dementia/Alzheimer disease.