Jiří Mudrák explores in his research interactions between social/ organizational and individual/ motivational factors that affect the development of competence and well-being over the lifespan in various developmental contexts. Specifically, he was involved in large scale research projects focusing on physical activity and quality of life in older adults, sport motivation and risk behavior in adolescent athletes, educational practices affecting developmental conditions of high-achieving children, or organizational factors influencing well-being and performance of the employees of Czech higher education institutions. At present, he develops an integrative, application-focused systemic framework based on the results of these projects.
Jiri Mudrak habilitated in educational psychology at the Faculty of Education, Charles University. Currently, he is affiliated as an associate professor with the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport, Charles University. He is also involved in research projects at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, and at the Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences. In the course of his research career he received Czech and international research grants and participated in research internships in Norway, Australia, and United States. He published five monographs and over forty research papers. He also taught extensively educational, social and sport psychology at Charles University and Masaryk University.