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Professor Cheng, Cecilia 鄭思雅

Title:
Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Professor Cheng, Cecilia 鄭思雅

Title:
Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Also Cited As:
Cheng, C

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The Chinese University of Hong KongB.Soc.Sc. Psychology
1996The University of Hong KongPh.D. Psychology
Biography

Cecilia Cheng is a professor of psychology at the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in personality, social, health, and cross-cultural psychology. She received the ICP Early Career Research Award in 2000, and the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award in 2009. She has been the Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Personality Processes and Individual Differences section) and Asian Journal of Social Psychology.

At the University of Hong Kong, her research team seeks to enhance both mental and physical health for quality living for Hong Kong people. To realize this aim, the team applies theoretical frameworks from personality and social psychology to the understanding of real-life problems such as stress and coping, psychosomatic disorders, emotional disorders, and health-risk behaviors. The research group also organizes workshops, courses, and lectures to promote public awareness regarding mental and physical health.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2009-03-01Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Hong Kong Senior Scholar Program: Fulbright Program of the United States
Research Achievement
2014-03-01Research Output Prize: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-05-01APS Fellow (by nomination): Association for Psychological Science
Research Achievement
2012-08-01Voting Board Member (by nomination): International Council of Psychologists
Research Achievement
2012-09-01Star Professor, One-on-One Targeted Recruitment for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2011-02-01Outstanding Young Researcher Award: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-01-01Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowships: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-06-01Board Secretary (by election): International Council of Psychologists
Research Achievement
2006-08-01First Prize, Best Conference Paper Award: International Society of Chinese Applied Psychology
Research Achievement
2010-05-01Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Fund Travel Award: Fulbright Program of the United States
Research Achievement
2015-07-01Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship: Research Grants Council
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/1996-presentMemberSociety for Personality and Social Psychology, American Psychological Association
09/1996-presentMemberAssociation for Psychological Science (American Psychological Society)
10/2004-presentSelection board chair/memberThe Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council grants
01/2004-presentNomination Committee MemberInternational Council of Psychologists
01/2001-12/2003Area Chair (Asia)International Council of Psychologists
01/2000-presentMemberInternational Council of Psychologists
01/1997-presentMemberAsian Association of Social Psychologists
01/2001-12/2006Associate EditorJournal of Psychology in Chinese Societies (the official journal of Hong Kong Psychological Society)
09/2012-presentExternal ExaminerOpen University of Hong Kong
04/2007-08/2010External Course Assessor (Social Psychology)Open University of Hong Kong
01/2001-presentExternal ReviewerResearch Grants Council's Competitive Earmarked Research Grants
09/2014-presentSocial Sciences Advisory Board MemberLingnan University
07/2008-06/2009Scientific SecretaryHong Kong Psychological Society
09/2011-presentExternal ExaminerHong Kong Shue Yan University
09/2010-08/2011External Programme AssessorHong Kong Shue Yan University
01/1999-presentMember (by nomination)American Psychosomatic Association
02/2015-presentAssessment “H” Panel Member for RGC Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree SectorResearch Grants Council
01/1999-presentMember (by nomination)Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
08/2016-presentExternal Programme Validation Specialist (Postgraduate Diploma in Consumer Psychology and Market Shaping), HKU SPACEHKU SPACE
09/2013-06/2015External Programme Validation Specialist (Psychology and Business Studies)HKU SPACE
12/2011-04/2012External Assessor (Job Appointment),City University of Hong Kong
11/2007-presentExternal AssessorCity University of Hong Kong
01/1998-presentMemberStress and Anxiety Research Society
09/2010-08/2011External Assessor (Tenure and PromotionUniversity of Macau
09/2008-06/2009Chair, Conference Organizing CommitteeInternational Conference on Psychology in Modern Cities
02/2013-04/2013External AssessorHong Kong Institute of Education
09/1996-presentMemberAmerican Psychological Association
01/2008-06/2008Member, Scientific Programme CommitteeSixth Chinese Psychologist Conference
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Social psychology (社會心理學)
Social psychology社會心理學
Health psychology (健康心理學)
Health psychology健康心理學
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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