Professor Cecilia A. Essau
(University of Roehampton, UK)
"Challenges and opportunities of implementing evidence-based psychological interventions in a real world setting"
Cecilia is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and the Director of Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW) at the University of Roehampton, UK. She has Visiting Chairs at numerous universities, including the Norman Munn Distinguished Visiting Scholar from Flinders University, Australia, and the Florey Medical Research Foundation Mental Health Visiting Professor from the University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2011, she was made Fellow of the British Psychological Society in recognition of her contribution to the field of Psychology. She is also Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Her research has focused on understanding the interacting factors that can lead children and adolescents have serious emotional and behavioural problems and using this research to (a) enhance the assessment of childhood and adolescent psychopathology and (b) design more effective interventions to prevent and treat such problems. She is the author of 220 articles, and is the author/editor of 20 books in the area of youth mental health.