Zuzana Miklušová is a member of the Department of Social Sciences and Social Policy. She participates in teaching courses in the study programme Social Policy and Social Work. She is also a coordinator of professional practice within this programme. She graduated in Pedagogy and Social Work from Palacký University in Olomouc, where she subsequently defended her dissertation on burnout syndrome in social work and thus received a PhD.
She is professionally engaged in the practical performance of social work – she used to work at a centre for the mentally ill in Olomouc, at first as a social worker and then as head of the centre. After obtaining the project from the ESF, she was the implementer of a project that aimed to facilitate the employment of people with mental illness and reduce the stigmatization of this target group.
After returning to the Opava region, she started working in the National Council of People with Disabilities in Ostrava and as an advisor and head of counselling. She helped people with disabilities to solve problems related to entitlements to benefits and allowances or administrative support in writing appeals and administrative actions. At the same time, she became the coordinator of activities of the Czech National Disability Council for the Moravian-Silesian Region. She organized meetings of member organizations, including conferences on the soil of the Moravian-Silesian Region. She regularly participated in Czech and international conferences in the field of pedagogy or social work. During her studies, as part of her publishing activities, she contacted the editors of several professional journals, in which she published her articles. Zuzana Miklušová is a graduate of several supplementary education programmes related to social work, including crisis intervention training and internet counselling training. She also devotes herself to teaching preschool pedagogy and lecturing employees of labour offices.