Cecilia Essau

Professor Cecilia Essau

Visiting Professor

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Professor Cecilia A Essau, HBA, MA, PhD, Habilitation, SFHEA, CPsychol, FBPsS, is a Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. She is a Visiting Professor at the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, working in collaboration with Prof Anna Chur-Hansen to continue the exciting work of the late Prof Robert Barrett on the ethno-psychology, psychiatric, and genetic research, among the Iban people in Sarawak.

Professor Essau was the first Iban woman ever to hold a PhD and is the only Iban-speaking academic psychologist in the world. She received her early education in Sarawak, Malaysia and after completing her O-Level she went to Canada where she did her High School Diploma at Hillcrest High School in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree, her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree and her Master of Arts degree from Lakehead University (Canada), her PhD from the University of Konstanz (Germany), and her “Habilitation” in Psychology (qualification for tenure-track professorships in Germany) from the University of Bremen (Germany). She has held a number of academic positions in Canadian, Austrian, and German universities before joining the University of Roehampton in 2004.

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, and Fellow of the Borneo Research Council. Her research has focused on understanding the interacting factors that can lead children and adolescents to 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.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - 2015 Mental Health Visiting Professor University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 Distinguished Visiting Professor De La Salle University, City of Manila
    2015 Visiting Professor Uniwersytet Opolski
    2015 - 2018 Visiting Professor University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2014 Norman Munn Distinguished Visiting Scholar Flinders University, Adelaide
    2012 - 2012 Visiting Professor Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
    2012 Visiting Professor Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
    2000 - 2013 Visiting Professor Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Fernández-Martínez, I., Orgilés, M., Morales, A., Espada, J., & Essau, C. (2020). One-Year follow-up effects of a cognitive behavior therapy-based transdiagnostic program for emotional problems in young children: A school-based cluster-randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective Disorders, 262, 258-266.
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    2019 Fernández-Martínez, I., Morales, A., Espada, J., Essau, C., & Orgilés, M. (2019). Effectiveness of the program Super Skills For Life in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression in young Spanish children. Psicothema, 31(3), 298-304.
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    2019 Hafizah, Y., Ang, L., Yap, F., Najwa, W., Cheah, W., Ruzita, A., . . . Poh, B. (2019). Validity and reliability of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to assess dietary intake of preschool children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(23).
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    2019 Othman, S., & A Essau, C. (2019). Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors and Mental Health: Evidence From the Malaysian National Health and Morbidity Survey 2017. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 31(8_suppl), 6S-7S.
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    2019 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., Jones, G., Fernandes, B., & Ollendick, T. (2019). Evaluating the real-world effectiveness of a cognitive behavior therapy-based transdiagnostic program for emotional problems in children in a regular school setting. Journal of Affective Disorders, 253, 357-365.
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    2019 de la Torre-Luque, A., & Essau, C. (2019). Symptom network connectivity in adolescents with comorbid major depressive disorder and social phobia. Journal of Affective Disorders, 255, 60-68.
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    2019 Essau, C., & de la Torre-Luque, A. (2019). Comorbidity profile of mental disorders among adolescents: A latent class analysis. Psychiatry Research, 278, 228-234.
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    2019 Olaya, B., Essau, C., Moneta, M., Lara, E., Miret, M., Martín-María, N., . . . Haro, J. (2019). Fruit and vegetable consumption and potential moderators associated with all-cause mortality in a representative sample of spanish older adults. Nutrients, 11(8).
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    2018 Qadir, F., Maqsood, A., us-Sahar, N., Bukhtawer, N., Khalid, A., Pauli, R., . . . Essau, C. (2018). Factor Structure of the Urdu Version of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale in Pakistan. Behavioral Medicine, 44(2), 100-107.
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    2018 Essau, C., Lewinsohn, P., Lim, J., Ho, M., & Rohde, P. (2018). Incidence, recurrence and comorbidity of anxiety disorders in four major developmental stages. Journal of Affective Disorders, 228, 248-253.
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    2018 Carvalho, M., Faria, M., Conceição, A., De Matos, M., & Essau, C. (2018). Callous-Unemotional Traits in Children and Adolescents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 34(2), 101-110.
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    2018 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., Lewinsohn, P., & Rohde, P. (2018). The impact of pre- and perinatal factors on psychopathology in adulthood. Journal of Affective Disorders, 236, 52-59.
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    2018 Reeves, S., Poh, B., Essau, C., Summerbell, C., Cheah, W., Koh, D., . . . Gibson, E. (2018). ToyBox Study Malaysia: Improving healthy energy balance and obesity-related behaviours among pre-schoolers in Malaysia. Nutrition Bulletin, 43(3), 290-295.
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    2018 Kadan-Lottick, N., Essau, C., Jayne, D., Lyon, S., & Gulliford, M. (2018). 55th ERA-EDTA Congress Copenhagen, Denmark, 24-27 May. British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005), 79(7), 368-371.
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    2017 Riley, F., Wright, M., Bokszczanin, A., & Essau, C. (2017). Poly-Victimization in Polish Adolescents: Risk Factors and the Moderating Role of Coping. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 886260517696868.
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    2016 Orgilés, M., Fernández-Martínez, I., Guillén-Riquelme, A., Espada, J., & Essau, C. (2016). A systematic review of the factor structure and reliability of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 333-340.
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    2015 Ishikawa, S., Motoya, R., Sasagawa, S., Takahashi, T., Okajima, I., Takeishi, Y., & Essau, C. (2015). Mental health problems among undergraduates in Fukushima, Tokyo, and Kyoto after the march 11 Tohoku Earthquake. Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 236(2), 115-122.
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    2015 Nilges, P., & Essau, C. (2015). Depression, anxiety and stress scales: DASS—A screening procedure not only for pain patients. Obere Extremitat, 10(4), 649-657.
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    2015 Kimonis, E., Fanti, K., Frick, P., Moffitt, T., Essau, C., Bijttebier, P., & Marsee, M. (2015). Using self-reported callous-unemotional traits to cross-nationally assess the DSM-5 'With Limited Prosocial Emotions' specifier. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 56(11), 1249-1261.
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    2014 Essau, C., Olaya, B., Sasagawa, S., Pithia, J., Bray, D., & Ollendick, T. (2014). Integrating video-feedback and cognitive preparation, social skills training and behavioural activation in a cognitive behavioural therapy in the treatment of childhood anxiety. Journal of Affective Disorders, 167, 261-267.
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    2014 Essau, C., Lewinsohn, P., Olaya, B., & Seeley, J. (2014). Anxiety disorders in adolescents and psychosocial outcomes at age 30. Journal of Affective Disorders, 163, 125-132.
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    2014 Uzun Ozer, B., O'Callaghan, J., Bokszczanin, A., Ederer, E., & Essau, C. (2014). Dynamic interplay of depression, perfectionism and self-regulation on procrastination. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 42(3), 309-319.
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    2014 Wittchen, H., Knappe, S., Andersson, G., Araya, R., Banos Rivera, R., Barkham, M., . . . Schumann, G. (2014). The need for a behavioural science focus in research on mental health and mental disorders. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 23(S1), 28-40.
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    2013 Essau, C., Ishikawa, S., Sasagawa, S., Otsui, K., Sato, H., Okajima, I., . . . Bray, D. (2013). Psychopathological symptoms in two generations of the same family: A cross-cultural comparison. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(12), 2017-2026.
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    2013 Emmelkamp, P., David, D., Beckers, T., Muris, P., Cuijpers, P., Lutz, W., . . . Vervliet, B. (2013). Advancing psychotherapy and evidence-based psychological interventions. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 23(S1), 58-91.
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    2013 Tomenson, B., Essau, C., Jacobi, F., Ladwig, K., Leiknes, K., Lieb, R., . . . Creed, F. (2013). Total somatic symptom score as a predictor of health outcome in somatic symptom disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry, 203(5), 373-380.
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    2013 Essau, C., Olaya, B., Pasha, G., Pauli, R., & Bray, D. (2013). Iranian adolescents' ability to recognize depression and beliefs about preventative strategies, treatments and causes of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 149(1-3), 152-159.
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    2013 Essau, C., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., & Munoz, L. (2013). Psychometric properties of the screen for child anxiety related emotional disorders (SCARED) in Cypriot children and adolescents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 29(1), 19-27.
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    2013 Essau, C., Olaya, B., Pasha, G., Gilvarry, C., & Bray, D. (2013). Depressive symptoms among children and adolescents in Iran: a confirmatory factor analytic study of the Centre for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 44(1), 123-136.
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    2013 Essau, C., Olaya, B., Bokszczanin, A., Gilvarry, C., & Bray, D. (2013). Somatic symptoms among children and adolescents in Poland: A confirmatory factor analytic study of the children Somatization Inventory. Frontiers in Public Health, 1(DEC), 72.
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    2012 Essau, C., Olaya, B., Pasha, G., O'Callaghan, J., & Bray, D. (2012). The structure of anxiety symptoms among adolescents in Iran: A confirmatory factor analytic study of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26(8), 871-878.
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    2012 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., Ishikawa, S., Okajima, I., O'Callaghan, J., & Bray, D. (2012). A Japanese form of social anxiety (taijin kyofusho): frequency and correlates in two generations of the same family. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 58(6), 635-642.
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    2012 Essau, C., Olaya, B., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Pauli, G., Gilvarry, C., Bray, D., . . . Ollendick, T. (2012). Psychometric properties of the Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire from five European countries. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 21(3), 232-245.
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    2012 Essau, C., Leung, P., Koydemir, S., Sasagawa, S., O'Callaghan, J., & Bray, D. (2012). The impact of self-construals and perceived social norms on social anxiety in young adults: a cross-cultural comparison. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 5(2), 109-120.
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    2012 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., Chen, J., & Sakano, Y. (2012). Taijin kyofusho and social phobia symptoms in young adults in england and in japan. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43(2), 219-232.
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    2012 Essau, C., Conradt, J., Sasagawa, S., & Ollendick, T. (2012). Prevention of Anxiety Symptoms in Children: Results From a Universal School-Based Trial. Behavior Therapy, 43(2), 450-464.
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    2011 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Guzmán, B., & Ollendick, T. (2011). Psychometric properties of the Spence Child Anxiety Scale with adolescents from five European countries. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(1), 19-27.
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    2011 Essau, C., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., & Muñoz, L. (2011). Psychometric properties of the spence children's anxiety scale (SCAS) in cypriot children and adolescents. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42(5), 557-568.
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    2011 Essau, C., Ishikawa, S., Sasagawa, S., Sato, H., Okajima, I., Otsui, K., . . . Michie, F. (2011). Anxiety symptoms among adolescents in Japan and England: Their relationship with self-construals and social support. Depression and Anxiety, 28(6), 509-518.
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    2011 Essau, C. (2011). Comorbidity of substance use disorders among community-based and high-risk adolescents. Psychiatry Research, 185(1-2), 176-184.
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    2011 Essau, C., Ishikawa, S., & Sasagawa, S. (2011). Early Learning Experience and Adolescent Anxiety: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between Japan and England. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 20(2), 196-204.
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    2010 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., & Ollendick, T. (2010). The facets of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(1), 23-29.
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    2010 Essau, C., Lewinsohn, P., Seeley, J., & Sasagawa, S. (2010). Gender differences in the developmental course of depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 127(1-3), 185-190.
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    2008 Essau, C. (2008). Comorbidity of depressive disorders among adolescents in community and clinical settings. Psychiatry Research, 158(1), 35-42.
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    2008 Essau, C., Leung, P., Conradt, J., Cheng, H., & Wong, T. (2008). Anxiety symptoms in chinese and german adolescents: Their relationship with early learning experiences, perfectionism, and learning motivation. Depression and Anxiety, 25(9), 801-810.
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    2007 Essau, C. (2007). Course and outcome of somatoform disorders in non-referred adolescents. Psychosomatics, 48(6), 502-509.
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    2007 Lambert, M., Essau, C., Schmitt, N., & Samms-Vaughan, M. (2007). Dimensionality and psychometric invariance of the youth self-report form of the child behavior checklist in cross-national settings. Assessment, 14(3), 231-245.
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    2007 Essau, C. (2007). Course and outcome of major depressive disorder in non-referred adolescents. Journal of Affective Disorders, 99(1-3), 191-201.
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    2007 Essau, C. (2007). Anxiety in children: When is it classed as a disorder that should be treated?. Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics, 7(8), 909-911.
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    2006 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., & Frick, P. (2006). Psychometric properties of the Alabama parenting questionnaire. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15(5), 595-614.
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    2006 Essau, C., Sasagawa, S., & Frick, P. (2006). Callous-unemotional traits in a community sample of adolescents. Assessment, 13(4), 454-469.
    DOI Scopus422 Europe PMC227
    2005 Essau, C. (2005). Frequency and patterns of mental health services utilization among adolescents with anxiety and depressive disorders. Depression and Anxiety, 22(3), 130-137.
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    2004 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Ederer, E. (2004). Anxiety prevention among schoolchildren. Versicherungsmedizin / herausgegeben von Verband der Lebensversicherungs-Unternehmen e.V. und Verband der Privaten Krankenversicherung e.V, 56(3), 123-130.
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    2004 Essau, C. (2004). The association between family factors and depressive disorders in adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 33(5), 365-372.
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    2004 Essau, C. (2004). Risk-taking behaviour among German adolescents. Journal of Youth Studies, 7(4), 499-512.
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    2004 Essau, C., Sakano, Y., Ishikawa, S., & Sasagawa, S. (2004). Anxiety symptoms in Japanese and in German children. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 42(5), 601-612.
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    2003 Essau, C. (2003). Comorbidity of anxiety disorders in adolescents. Depression and Anxiety, 18(1), 1-6.
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    2002 Essau, C., Muris, P., & Ederer, E. (2002). Reliability and validity of the Spence Children's Anxiety Scale and the Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders in German children. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 33(1), 1-18.
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    2002 Essau, C. (2002). Psychiatric comorbidity with anxiety disorders in adolescents: Frequency and clinical consequences. International Perspectives on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 2(C), 375-394.
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    2002 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (2002). Course and outcome of anxiety disorders in adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 16(1), 67-81.
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    2000 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (2000). Frequency, comorbidity, and psychosocial impairment of anxiety disorders in German adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 14(3), 263-279.
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    2000 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (2000). Frequency and comorbidity of somatoform disorders in adolescents: Results of a study of adolescent in Bremen. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie, 29(2), 97-108.
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    2000 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (2000). Frequency, Comorbidity, and Psychosocial Impairment of Specific Phobia in Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 29(2), 221-231.
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    2000 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (2000). Frequency, comorbidity, and psychosocial impairment of depressive disorders in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 15(4), 470-481.
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    2000 Essau, C., & Petermann, F. (2000). Depression in children and adolescents. Epidemiological risk factors and interventions. MMW-Fortschritte der Medizin, 142(18), 40-42.
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    1999 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1999). Frequency of panic attacks and panic disorder in adolescents. Depression and Anxiety, 9(1), 19-26.
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    1999 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1999). Frequency and comorbidity of social phobia and social fears in adolescents. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 37(9), 831-843.
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    1999 Essau, C., & Petermann, F. (1999). Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents-epidemiology, risk factors and intervention. Munchener Medizinische Wochenschrift, 141(27), 32-35.
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    1999 Essau, C., Groen, C., Conradt, J., Turbanisch, U., & Petermann, F. (1999). Frequency, comorbidity and psychosocial correlates of attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Results from the Bremen adolescent study. Fortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie, 67(7), 296-305.
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    1999 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1999). Frequency of posttraumatic stress disorder among adolescents: Results of the bremen adolescent study. Zeitschrift fur Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 27(1), 37-45.
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    1999 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1999). Frequency and comorbidity of generalized anxiety disorder - Results from the bremer adolescent study. Nervenheilkunde, 18(1), 46-51.
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    1999 Essau, C., Conradt, J., Groen, G., Turbanisch, U., & Petermann, F. (1999). Cognitive factors in adolescents with depressive disorders: Results of the Bremen study. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 47(1), 51-72.
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    1999 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1999). Prevalence, comorbidity and psychosocial impairment of somatoform disorders in adolescents. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 4(2), 169-180.
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    1998 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1998). Frequency and comorbidity of social fears and social phobia: Results from the bremen adolescent study. Fortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie, 66(11), 524-530.
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    1998 Essau, C., Karpinski, N., Petermann, F., & Conradt, J. (1998). Frequency, comorbidity and psychosocial impairment of depressive disorders in adolescents: Results of the Bremer Adolescent Study. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 46(4), 316-329.
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    1998 Essau, C., Baschta, M., Koglin, U., Meyer, L., & Petermann, F. (1998). Substance abuse and dependence in adolescents. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 47(10), 754-766.
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    1998 Essau, C., Karpinski, N., Petermann, F., & Conradt, J. (1998). Frequency and comorbidity of anxiety disorders in adolescents: Results of the 'Bremer Jugendstudie'. Verhaltenstherapie, 8(3), 180-187.
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    1998 Essau, C., Conradt, J., & Petermann, F. (1998). Häufigkeit und Komorbidität von Panikattacken und Panikstörung bei Jugendlichen Ergebnisse der Bremer Jugendstudie. Nervenheilkunde, 17(9), 393-400.
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    1998 Essau, C., Karpinski, N., Petermann, F., & Conradt, J. (1998). Frequency and comorbidity of metal disorders in adolescents: Results from the Bremen adolescents study. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 46(2), 105-124.
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    1997 Essau, C., Scheithauer, H., Groen, G., & Petermann, F. (1997). Research methods within developmental psychopathology. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 45(3), 245-263.
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    1997 Groen, G., Scheithauer, H., Essau, C., & Petermann, F. (1997). Epidemiology of depressive disorders in childhood and adolescence. A critical review. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 45(2), 115-144.
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    1996 Essau, C., Petermann, F., & Conradt, J. (1996). Depressive symptome und syndrome bei jugendlichen. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, 44(2), 150-157.
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    1996 Essau, C., & Trommsdorff, G. (1996). Coping with university-related problems a cross-cultural comparison. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 27(3), 315-328.
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    1996 Merikangas, K., Angst, J., Eaton, W., Canino, G., Rubio-Stipec, M., Wacker, H., . . . Kupfer, D. (1996). Comorbidity and boundaries of affective disorders with anxiety disorders and substance misuse: Results of an International Task Force. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168(JUNE SUPP. 30), 58-67.
    Scopus191 Europe PMC11
    1995 Essau, C., & Petermann, U. (1995). Depression in children and adolescents. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, Psychopathologie und Psychotherapie, 43(1), 18-33.
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    1995 Essau, C., Petermann, F., & Conradt, J. (1995). Symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescents. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 44(8), 322-328.
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    1993 Wittchen, H., & Essau, C. (1993). Epidemiology of panic disorder: Progress and unresolved issues. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 27(SUPPL. 1), 47-68.
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    1993 Seginer, R., Trommsdorff, G., & Essau, C. (1993). Adolescent Control Beliefs: Cross-cultural Variations of Primary and Secondary Orientations. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 16(2), 243-260.
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    1992 Wittchen, H., Essau, C., von Zerssen, D., Krieg, J., & Zaudig, M. (1992). Lifetime and six-month prevalence of mental disorders in the Munich follow-up study. European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 241(4), 247-258.
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    1992 WEISSMAN, M., WICKRAMARATNE, P., GREENWALD, S., HSU, H., OUELLETTE, R., ROBINS, L., . . . HALLMAYER, J. (1992). THE CHANGING RATE OF MAJOR DEPRESSION - CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARISONS. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 268(21), 3098-3105.
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    1991 Wittchen, H., Zaudig, M., Spengler, P., Mombour, W., Hiller, W., Essau, C., . . . Williams, J. (1991). How reliable are operationalized diagnoses? - The test-retest reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R. Zeitschrift fur Klinische Psychologie, 20(2), 136-153.
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    1991 Wittchen, H., Essau, C., & Krieg, J. (1991). Anxiety disorders: Similarities and differences of comorbidity in treated and untreated groups. British Journal of Psychiatry, 159(SEPT. SUPPL. 12), 23-33.
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    1989 Wittchen, H., Ahmoi Essau, C., Hecht, H., Teder, W., & Pfister, H. (1989). Reliability of life event assessments: test-retest reliability and fall-off effects of the Munich interview for the assessment of life events and conditions. Journal of Affective Disorders, 16(1), 77-91.
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    1988 Essau, C., & Coates, M. (1988). Effects of parental styles on anxiety and type A behavior pattern.. Perceptual and motor skills, 67(1), 333-334.
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    1987 Essau, C. (1987). Type A personality and discrepancies between self-report and heart-rate responses to stress. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 64(2), 544-546.
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    1987 Essau, C., & Jamieson, J. (1987). Heart rate perception in the type A personality.. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association, 6(1), 43-54.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2017 Essau, C. A., LeBlanc, S., & Ollendick, T. H. (Eds.) (2017). Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents. Oxford University Press.
    2014 Essau, C. (2014). Preface.
    2014 Essau, C. (2014). Substance abuse and dependence in adolescence epidemiology, risk factors and treatment.
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    2013 Essau, C., & Petermann, F. (2013). Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: Epidemiology, risk factors and treatment.
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    2012 Essau, C. (Ed.) (2012). Child and adolescent psychopathology: Theoretical and clinical implications.
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    2012 Essau, C. (Ed.) (2012). Child and adolescent psychopathology: Theoretical and clinical implications.
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    2012 Essau., & Ollendick, T. H. (Eds.) (2012). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety.
    DOI Scopus5
    2012 Essau., & Ollendick, T. H. (Eds.) (2012). The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety.
    DOI Scopus5
    2008 Essau, C. (2008). Adolescent addiction.
    DOI Scopus1
    2003 Essau, C. (2003). Epidemiology and comorbidity.
    DOI Scopus11
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2016 Ishikawa, S., Sasagawa, S., Chen, J., & Essau, C. (2016). Prevention programs for depression among children and adolescents in Japan: Challenges and opportunities. In R. Shute, & P. Slee (Eds.), Mental Health and Wellbeing through Schools: The Way Forward (pp. 157-170).
    DOI Scopus3
    2015 Essau, C., & Ozer, B. (2015). Obsessive-compulsive disorder. In T. Gullotta, R. Plant, & M. Evans (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Behavioral Problems: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Treatment (Second edition) (2 ed., pp. 235-263). New York: Springer.
    DOI
    2014 Essau, C., Barrett, P., & Marsh, K. (2014). Concluding remarks. In C. Essau (Ed.), Substance Abuse and Dependence in Adolescence: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment (pp. 227-241).
    DOI
    2014 Essau, C., Stigler, H., & Scheipl, J. (2014). Epidemiology and comorbidity. In Substance Abuse and Dependence in Adolescence: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment (pp. 63-85).
    DOI Scopus4
    2013 Essau, C., Petermann, F., Reiss, B., & Steinmeyer, M. (2013). Progress and unresolved issues. In Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment (pp. 323-342).
    DOI
    2013 Essau, C., Aihara, F., Petermann, F., & Al Wiswasi, S. (2013). Specific phobia. In Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment (pp. 193-217).
    DOI Scopus2
    2013 Essau, C., & Barrett, P. (2013). Developmental issues in the assessment of anxiety. In Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment (pp. 75-110).
    DOI Scopus8
    2013 Hayward, C., & Essau, C. (2013). Panic attacks and panic disorder. In Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Treatment (pp. 143-161).
    DOI Scopus1
    2012 Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., & Essau, C. (2012). Paediatric psychosis: Diagnosis, developmental trajectories, causes and treatment. In Psychosis: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 25-44).
    2012 Essau, C. A. (2012). Preface. In C. Essau (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Theoretical and Clinical Implications (pp. xii).
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    2012 Essau, C. A., & Longhi, E. (2012). CBT Intervention for Anxiety in Children and Adolescents with Williams Syndrome. In C. Essau, & T. Ollendick (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety (pp. 559-574).
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    2012 Essau, C. A., Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous, X., Demetriou, C., & Pourseied, K. (2012). Cultural Factors and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Treatment. In C. Essau, & T. Ollendick (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety (pp. 157-175).
    DOI
    2012 Essau, C. A., & Ollendick, T. H. (2012). Preface. In C. Essau, & T. Ollendick (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety (pp. xv-xvi).
    DOI
    2012 Essau, C., & Gabbidon, J. (2012). Epidemiology, Comorbidity and Mental Health Services Utilization. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety (pp. 23-42).
    DOI Scopus17
    2012 Essau, C., Olaya, B., & Ollendick, T. (2012). Classification of Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents. In The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of The Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Anxiety (pp. 1-21).
    DOI Scopus3
    2012 Essau, C. A. (2012). Somatoform Disorders. In C. Essau (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychopathology: Theoretical and Clinical Implications (pp. 221-245).
    DOI Scopus1
    2009 Maloney, E., Hutchinson, D., Vogl, L., Essau, C., & Mattick, R. (2009). Adolescent drinking: The social influence of the family. In Social Drinking: Uses, Abuses and Psychological Factors (pp. 141-176).
    2008 Essau, C., & Hutchinson, D. (2008). Alcohol use, Abuse and Dependence. In Adolescent Addiction (pp. 61-115).
    DOI Scopus6
    2008 Essau, C., & Sasagawa, S. (2008). Parental Psychopathology and Parenting Style Attachment as Risk Factors of Depression. In Risk Factors in Depression (pp. 343-361).
    DOI Scopus2
    2008 Essau, C. A. (2008). Preface. In C. Essau (Ed.), Adolescent Addiction: Epidemiology, Assessment and Treatment (pp. xi-xii). Elsevier Inc..
    DOI
    2008 Essau, C. (2008). Comorbidity of Addictive Problems: Assessment and Treatment Implications. In Adolescent Addiction (pp. 297-313).
    DOI Scopus3
    2007 Essau, C. (2007). Prevention of Substance Abuse in Children and Adolescents. In Handbook of Interventions that Work with Children and Adolescents: Prevention and Treatment (pp. 517-539).
    DOI Scopus4
    2006 Essau, C. (2006). Epidemiological trends and clinical implications of adolescent substance abuse in Europe. In Adolescent Substance Abuse: Research and Clinical Advances (pp. 127-147).
    DOI Scopus6
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    1993 Wittchen, H., & Essau, C. (1993). Comorbidity and mixed anxiety-depressive disorders: Is there epidemiologic evidence?. In Journal of Clinical Psychiatry Vol. 54 (pp. 9-15). United States.
    Scopus82 Europe PMC31
    1989 Wittchen, H., & Essau, C. (1989). Comorbidity of anxiety disorders and depression: does it affect course and outcome?. In Psychiatrie et Psychobiologie Vol. 4 (pp. 315-323).
    Scopus31
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2013 Gilvarry, C., Pauli, R., Essau, C., Canfield, M., & Balloo, K. (2013). Alcohol expectancies in adult children of alcoholics. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
    2013 Pauli, R., Gilvarry, C., Qadir, F., Maqsood, A., Najam-us-Sahar., Bukhtawer, N., & Essau, C. (2013). Adolescent academic stress and anxiety in Pakistan - Do Western measures work in Pakistan?. Poster session presented at the meeting of PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH. TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD.
    2011 Essau, C., Ishikawa, S. -I., & Sasagawa, S. (2011). Early Learning Experience and Adolescent Anxiety: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between Japan and England. Poster session presented at the meeting of European Psychiatry. ELSEVIER FRANCE-EDITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES MEDICALES ELSEVIER.
    DOI
Research Grants and Projects
1983 - 1985

Physiological reaction to stress.

•   Funded by “Ontario Graduate Scholarship”

1986 - 1993

Interrater reliability of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview: Field trial in 21 centers / 17 countries.

•   Funded by the World Health Organization  and the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration [ADAMHA], USA;

Comorbidity of anxiety and affective disorders                                

•   Funded by the MacArthur Foundation, USA;

Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders: Munich Follow-up Study

•   Funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation;

Test-retest reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R

•   Funded by the German Research Council and the National Institute of Mental Health, USA.

•   My role in all these projects:  Research Scientist

1990 - 1996

Control orientation and coping in adolescents in different cultures;

Cross-cultural study of empathy and prosocial behavior in children.

•   Funded by the German Research Council.

•   My role in all these projects:  Research Scientist

1995 - 1999

Epidemiology of anxiety and major depression in adolescents

•   Funded by the German Research Council.

•   My role: Principle Investigator

1996 - 1998

Anxiety and depressive disorders in adolescents

•   Funded by the University of Bremen and Ministry of Education, Science, Arts, and Sport, Bremen

•   My role: Principle Investigator

1997

Control orientation and depression in adolescents

•   Funded by the German DAAD Scientist Exchange Program and the American Council of Learned Societies, and the University of California at Los Angeles .

•   My role: Principle Investigator

1999 - 2002

Prevention and Intervention of depressive disorders in children and Adolescents

•   Funded by the University of Bremen and Ministry of Education, Science, Arts, and Sport [Province of Bremen]).

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2000 - 2004

-   Cross-cultural study of anxiety symptoms and disorders in children and adolescents;

-   Risky Behavior and Personality in Adolescents;

-   Stress and Coping in Children in different cultures;

-   Reliability and Validity of self-report questionnaires for the assessment of anxiety in adults

 

•   Funded by the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Research Assistants and all the direct cost)

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2001 - 2002

Impact of parental unemployment on children´s psychological well‑being

•   Funded by the German DAAD Scientist Exchange Program and the “State Committee for Scientific Research KBN”

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2002 - 2004

Anxiety prevention in school children.

•   Funded by the Dr. Karl-Wilder-Stiftung

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2004

Anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents: A cross-cultural comparison

•   Funded by the German DAAD Scientist Exchange Program and the Hong Kong Research Council.

•   My role:  Principle Investigator

2004

Risk-taking Behaviour in German and Hungarian Adolescents

•   Funded by the German DAAD Scientist Exchange Program and the Hungarian Scholarship Board (MÖB).

•   My role:  Principle Investigator

2005

Cross-cultural study on anxiety and fears among children in UK and in Japan.

•   Funded by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2005 - 2006

Social Anxiety and Taijin Kyofusho symptoms in England and Japan: A cross-cultural comparison

•    Funded by the British Academy and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2005-2007

Internal grants (University of Roehampton):

- An association between anxiety sensitivity and heart rate reactivity and heart rate perception.

- Theory of mind, emotional understanding and social skills in children.

- Parenting, personality traits, and conduct problems among young offenders and adolescents in school settings.

- Academic procrastination: A cross-cultural comparison.

- Academic and general procrastination: The role of self-regulatory behaviour and time perception.

- Risk taking behaviour in adolescents.

- Anxiety and fears in young people with Williams Syndrome.

2007 - 2008

Anxiety Prevention in Young People with Williams Syndrome

•   Funded by the Williams Syndrome Foundation

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2007 – 2008

Emotion regulation among young adults in Japan and in the UK

•   Funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2008

Partnership Development Grants with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

•   Funded by The British Council - Partnership Development Grant

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2008 - 2009

Anxiety symptoms across two generations of the same families in Japan and in the UK*

•   Funded by the PMI2 Strategic Alliances and Partnerships project, Research Co-operation

•   My role: Principle Investigator

* Rated by the assessment panel as the top 7 best proposals (out of 86 funded projects under the PMI2 programme)

2009

Education Partnerships in Africa Travel Grants to University of Ibadan, Nigeria

•   Funded by the British Council and the Department for Innovations, Universities & Skills

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2009

Strategic Partnership Exploratory Grants to Islamic Azad University (Ahvaz branch), Dezful-Iran

•   Funded by the British Council (Inspire Programme)

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2009 - 2010

Development of employability and entrepreneurship skills training programme for students at the University of Ibadan

•   Funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (under Education Partnerships in Africa)

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2010

Partnership Development Grants: Nanjing University, China

•   Funded by The British Council - Partnership Development Grant

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2011 - 2012

CBT provision to school children in the Borough of Richmond; Sub-contract with the Catholic Children Society

•   Funded by The Education, Children’s and Cultural Services Directorate (ECCD) of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2011 - 2012

Psychosocial Intervention to Japanese children who are Victims of the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake and Tsunami

•   Funded by The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2011 – 2014

Anxiety among adolescents in Pakistan: From epidemiology to prevention (in collaboration with: Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan)

•   Funded by the HEC (Higher Education Commission; HEC) in Pakistan) British Council INSPIRE (International Strategic Partnerships in Research and Education) Strategic Partnerships 2011 fund

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2011 – 2012

Depression in adolescents

•   Funded by the PORTICUS Düsseldorf GmbH, Germany

•   My role: Co-Principle Investigator (PI: Professor Petermann, University  of Bremen, Germany)

2012 - 2015

International Perspectives on Developmental Pathways for Arab Youth Identity

•   Funded by the US - Society for Research in Child Development

•   My role: Co-Applicant (PI: Professor Hakim-Larson, University of Windsor)

2012 - 2014

Protecting infants and toddlers from domestic violence: Development of a diagnostic protocol for infant and toddler abuse and neglect and its implementation to public health system

•  Funded by the European Commission: Directorate-General Justice (DAPHNE III)

•   My role: Co-Applicant (PI: Dr Hatzinikolaou, Institute of Child Health, Athens)

2013 - 2014

Examining the efficacy of a robot in teaching social interaction in children with autism

•  Funded by The University of Hertfordshire

•   My role: Co-Applicant

2014

Evaluation of the Roehampton Challenge

•   Funded by The Wandsworth Borough Council

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2014

Evaluation of the Wandsworth AIR Football Sports and Personal Development Project

•   Funded by The Wandsworth Borough Council

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2014

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment in Wandsworth

•   Funded by The Wandsworth Borough Council

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2014 - 2015

Outline monitoring requirements for the Winstanley & York Road Estates Programme

•   Funded by The Wandsworth Borough Council

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2015

Psychiatric Research among the Ibans

• Funded by The Florey Medical Research Foundation, University of Adelaide, Australia

•   My role: Principle Investigator

2015 - 2016

Enhancing psychological well-being of pupils in transition from primary to secondary school

•   Funded by The Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group

•   My role: Principle Investigator

 

Teaching and Postgraduate (MSc/MA & PhD) Supervision and Post-doc Mentoring
Lecture / Seminar in:

Clinical Child Psychology, Health Psychology,  Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social/Cross cultural Psychology, and Educational Psychology

 

·   2000 - 2004: Member of an Examining Board for the

     Ministry of Education, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany

 

·   Since 2009: Module convenor for MSc in Applied

     Psychological Research: Child and Adolescent

     Psychopathology

Supervision of Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations (completed):

65 postgraduate dissertations with successful completion

(15 PhD Dissertations, 50 Masters Theses)

PhD/MSc supervision (ongoing)
 
10 PhD
Europe PhD mentoring

1 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain (successful completion)

1 at the University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Spain (ongoing)

Post-doctoral mentoring

5 (completed; all Associate Professor holder),

2 ongoing

 
Professional License and Relevant Clinical Practice
Licensed Psychotherapist since 1996 (issued by the State of Bremen, Germany)
Since 2010 Medico-legal work, providing expert specialisms to the Courts and legal profession
Since 2007 Practicing privilege: Priory Roehampton Hospital, London, UK
1996 - 2006     
 

Private Practice, Bremen and Münster, Germany:

Assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults. 

Specialize in treatment of young people (children, adolescents) and adults with severe behaviour and emotional problems.

2000 - 2006

Offering continuing education courses and workshop on the Assessment and Prevention/Intervention of Anxiety and Depressive disorders to clinicians.

This course has been accredited by the Medical Association,

State of Bremen and State of Nordrhein Westfalia, Germany with 14 accreditation points.

1986 - 1993 Clinical Psychologist at  the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Clinical Institute (Clinical Psychology), Munich, Germany
1985 Psychology Intern at Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital (Psychogeriatric Unit), Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

 

 

  • Position: Visiting Professor
  • Phone: 83130057
  • Email: cecilia.essau@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Hughes, floor 7
  • Room: 7 15
  • Org Unit: Psychology

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