An associate professor in the field of British Studies. She was born in 1971 in Bratislava, is married with one 14-year old son and she has lived in Prešov since 1989. She speaks Slovak, English and Russian. She graduated in 1994 with the M.A. in the English Language and Literature and Russian Language and Literature with teaching specialisation, in 1999 received her PhD in English Studies and in 2009 she finished her habilitation procedure and was awarded the title of an associate professor in the field of Non-Slavic Languages and Literatures - British and American Studies. Her current research focuses on food narratives in media discourses and she teaches courses in British studies, British media, and interpretation of media texts. She has published more than 50 books, textbooks, chapters in books and textbooks, academic journal papers and papers in conference proceedings, and was a leader and a member of research teams in national and international projects. She has been a regular speaker at international conferences in Europe and has been invited to give 7 plenary lectures at international conferences in Spain, Poland, Romania, Albania, Hungary, and Serbia. She is also an experienced conference organiser. She is a member of the editorial boards of 4 international journals. She has been a President of the Slovak Association for the Study of English since 2003, and the Secretary of the European Society for the Study of English between 2008-2013.