Health scientist and researcher Boglárka Simon-Hatala began her career as a dance physician specializing in the field of classical dance. In 2007, she turned her attention to the potential connection between life experiences, trauma, an aggressive or hostile environment, toxic leadership, and dancers' injuries or other health problems. Since then, she has actively advocated for well-functioning and supportive dance communities, positive communication, and environments free of abuse in professional dance education and work contexts. She explores the ethical aspects of these areas from a public health and individual health (mental and physical) perspective.
For her PhD research, she is currently exploring trauma informed care in the field of dance medicine as well as mapping ethical issues related to trauma in the field of dance.