Journal of Psychological Abnormalities

ISSN - 2471-9900

Cecilia A Essau

Cecilia A Essau
Professor, Department of Psychology
Roehampton University, London, UK


Dr. Cecilia A. Essau was born and raised in the tropical jungle of Borneo Island. She received her early education in Sarawak, Malaysia and after completing her O-Level she went to Canada where she did her Highschool Diploma at Hillcrest Highschool in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree (1983), her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (1984) and her Master of Arts degree (1985) from Lakehead University (Canada), her Ph.D. (1992) from the University of Konstanz (Germany), and her post-doctoral degree in Psychology (professorial qualification: Habilitation, 2000) from the University of Bremen (Germany). She has held a number of academic positions in Canadian (Lakehead University), Austrian (Karl-Franzens University Graz), and German (Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, University of Konstanz, University of Bremen, Technical University Braunschweig, University of Muenster) universities before joining the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University in May 2004 as a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology. At Roehampton, she is also the Director of Centre for Applied Research and Assessment in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CARACAW), and Chair of the Department of Psychology Research Student Coordinating Group.

Research Interest

Developmental Psychopathology and Cross-cultural Psychology