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PhD Supervision

Prof Essau has successfully supervised 73 postgraduate students to completion

(22 PhD, 1 PsychD, 50 Masters), and has mentored 8 post-doctoral fellows.

She maintains contact and collaborate with many of them, and enjoys learning

about their accomplishments.


She currently supervises 8 PhD students. She is keen to hear from potential

students who are interested to pursue their PhD under her supervision in any

of the following research areas:

-  Youth mental health

-  Applied family research

-  Research related to culture and cross-cultural psychology

-  Promoting social and psychological well-being

-  Personality and early life experience

External Examining

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Cecilia has examined 51 postgraduate dissertations for the following universities:


  • Deakin University, AUSTRALIA

  • Giffith University, AUSTRALIA

  • Macquarie University, AUSTRALIA

  • Monash University, AUSTRALIA

  • University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA

  • University of Otago, NEW ZEALAND

  • National University of Singapore, SINGAPORE

  • Nanyang Technological University, SINGAPORE

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HONG KONG

  • University of Mysore, INDIA

  • University of Madras, INDIA

  • Quaid-i-Azam University, PAKISTAN

  • University of Malaya, MALAYSIA

  • Stellenbosch University, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, SPAIN

  • University of the Balearic Islands, SPAIN

  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, ITALY

  • Carl-von-Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, GERMANY

  • University of Bremen, GERMANY

  • Westfälische Wilhelms-University of Münster, GERMANY

  • University College Dublin, IRELAND

  • City University London, UK

  • Institute of Education, London, UK

  • Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK

  • Liverpool John Moores University, UK

  • University of East Anglia, UK

  • University of Edinburgh, UK

  • University of Reading, UK

  • Regent’s University London, UK

  • Swansea Metropolitan University, UK

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PhD Student Conference Participation

Current PhD Students

PhD students / Post-doc: Random photos

(from various conference and project travels)

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