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Dr Cecilia Essau to deliver keynote address

The University of Roehampton Professor of Developmental Psychopathology has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the South East Asia Psychology Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia this September.

Posted: 2 August 2012

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Dr Cecilia A. Essau, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology and Director of Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW). 

Dr Cecilia A. Essau, University of Roehampton Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at the South East Asia Psychology Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia this September. 


The conference is one of the biggest and most prestigious in all of South East Asia with the involvement of nearly 400 participants from diverse fields of psychology from all parts of the world coming together.
The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Unity through Diversity’. Organisers hope to foster and appreciation for research or findings from a wide scope of areas with each one contributes to the development and evolvement of psychology as a whole. 

 
“Although I have given 23 keynote addresses in major academic conferences, and over 70 invited lectures and workshops in 21 countries, this upcoming keynote address at the Southeast Asia Psychology Conference (SEAP Conference 2012) is something very unique and personal to me. As the conference is going to take place on an island (Borneo) where I come from, I hope that my academic achievement could be an inspiration to the local students and junior academics,” said Cecilia. 


Cecilia will also be a visiting professor at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah from early September to October; sharing her knowledge and research expertise with faculty and students before returning to Roehampton for Autumn term. 


“I also feel very honoured to be appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah where I will be doing research with staff at the School of Psychology and Social Work – the School that organizes the SEAP Conference 2012. I very much look forward to conducting research this summer in Borneo at a time of tremendous financial and societal changes.”

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