Kristýna Haluzíková Bušková is a psychologist. She holds an MPhil degree in psychology from the University of Cambridge and a PhD degree in clinical psychology from the University of Nottingham. Her dissertation dealt with the impact of political persecution of individuals and families in the 1950s and 1970s in Czechoslovakia, with an emphasis on the process of adapting to threats and perceived threats induced by the system, as well as the present consequences of this adaptation. Until the end of 2015, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Nottingham. In the years 2017–2019, she worked in the 1945–1989 Research Department of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů, ÚSTR) in Prague, where she was involved in the research project “Proměny vězeňství v českých zemích v letech 1965–1992. Systémové a individuální adaptace” (“Transformation of the prison system in the Czech Lands 1965–1992: Systemic and individual adaptations”).