Mgr. Renáta Androvičová
postgraduate student
working at:  RP3 Applied Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
in the institution:  2012 - present
telephone: (+420) 283 088 106
curriculum vitae

I am a psychology graduate with the state exam in clinical psychopathology. Currently I am finishing my PhD study in Neurosciences, at the 3rd Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague. In my doctoral thesis, I examine the relationship between the endocannabinoid system (which mediates the effects of cannabis) in the brain and human sexuality. My principal professional interest is experimental sexology (mainly brain imaging and penile plethysmography) with the special focus on forensic populations (e.g. rapists, child abusers).

Interests / hobbies

experimentální sexuologie, forenzní sexuologie, vliv drog na sexualitu, zobrazování mozku pomocí magnetické rezonance, penilní pletysmografie, psychofyziologická měření

Professional training and experience

2007 - 2012: Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague
2008: Psychiatrické Centrum Praha, an assistant to the research of the obsessive-compulsive disorder
2009: Drop In, Prague, czech Republic - internship in a low-threshold drug services center
2010: Military Rehabilitation Institute Slapy, Czech Republic - internship
2010: Prague Psychiatric Center, Czech Republic, internship in the department of affective disorders
2011: Crisis intervention center RIAPS, Prague, Czech Republic - internship
2011: Mental Hospital Bohnice, Czech Republic, internship in the department of sexological protective treatment
2011: Mental Hospital Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic, internship in the department of the sexological protective treatment
2011: Mental Hospital Kosmonosy, Czech Republic, internship in the department of the sexological protective treatment
2011 - 2016: Sexological ambulance Bohnice, Czech Republic, the assistant to an expert in forensic sexology Dr. Aleš Kolářský

Membership in professional organizations

2013 - 2018: The Czech Neuropsychopharmacological Society
2014 - present: International Academy of Sex Research
2016 - present: European Society of Sex Medicine
2016 - present: Czech Society for Sexual Medicine

Master thesis

2012: Advantages and limitations of the Rorschach test in the diagnostics of the preferential rape pattern

Awards and honors

2015: Czech Neuropsychopharmacological Society award for a best talk in the clinical new research category: "The effect of cannabinoids on brain response to visual intimate erotica: fMRI study" (main author)
2018: Czech and Slovak Ethological Society award for a presentation: "Does she love me, does she love me not?" (co-author)
2019: Czech Society for Sexual Medicine award for the best abstract titled "Towards the mechanisms of sexual aggression: brain imaging and penile plethysmography study"


2012 - present: Experimental sexology (methods: brain imaging, penile plethysmography, anamnestic interviews, questionnaires and national surveys)


2012: The role of the endocannabinoid system in the regulation of sexual response to visual stimuli


Show all publications of this employee

Database of all NIMH publications


RP1 Experimental Neurobiology RP2 Public Mental Health RP3 Applied Neuroscience and Neuroimaging RP4 Epidemiological and Clinical Research in Addictions RP5 Sleep Medicine and Chronobiology RP6 Brain Electrophysiology RP7 Clinical Research of Mental Disorders RP8 Translational Neuroscience International Cooperation Department AD Centrum Publications Ongoing Projects Pharmaceutical Industry-Sponsored Research Ethics Commission Postgraduate Students Conferences & Seminars Awards International Course 2015
About NIMH Czech Rep. Research Programmes Medical Care For Students Information Centre Press Contacts