Rafał Iwański – CV in English

  • PhD in economics, sociologist – social worker.
  • Assistant professor at the Department of Social Pedagogy of the University of Szczecin.
  • Graduate from the University of Economics in Poznań and the University of Szczecin.
  • Member of the Polish Society of Gerontology.
  • Address: Instytut Pedagogiki, Uniwersytet Szczeciński ul. Ogińskiego 16/17, 71-431 Szczecin.
  • Contact: rafal.iwanski@usz.edu.pl


  • Social Gerontology
  • Care for the elderly
  • Social services for older people
  • Methods of activation of older people
  • Social work with the elderly
  • Interpersonal communication in social work
  • Social competences of the social worker
  • Structure and organisation of social assistance
  • Risk management in social assistance
  • Basics of economics
  • Social Economy
  • Elements of organisational and management theory

Participation in projects:

  • 2019-2021 – Implementation of the Project entitled „New specializations of the second degree of specialization in the profession social worker in response to new challenges”,  under Measure 2.5 Effective social assistance of the Operational Programme Knowledge Education Development, implemented on the basis of the decision of the Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy to co-finance the project and entrust its implementation under the conditions specified in the decision to the Department of Social Assistance and Social Integration in the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. Functions in the project: member of the team for specialisation: Organizer of social services.
  • „Active Humanities Senior”, ASOS 2019 Government Programme for Social Activity of Elderly People for 2014-2020. Function: monitoring and reporting specialist, co-author of grant application. Edition: 2017, 2018, 2019.
  • Marshal’s Office of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship.  Seminar and training workshops for social workers and social workers, non-governmental organizations in the scope of support for dependent persons and their guardians. Function in the project: coordinator, author of the proposal. Edition: 2017, 2018, 2019.

My publications:




Before your doctorate:

Selected conferences:

  • 11-13.04.2019 Alone Together, An International Pandisciplinary Symposium on Solitude in Community, York St John University, Prisoners of care: predictors of health outcomes and caregiver burden among family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. 
  • 21 września 2018 Abschluss-Tagung der Konzeptphase des Bündnis A2030 Fördermaßnahme WIR! – Wandel durch Innovation in der Region des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Leben und Wohnen im Alter aus internationaler Perspektive, Stralsund, Germany.