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Professor Cheng, Cecilia 鄭思雅

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Professor Cheng, Cecilia 鄭思雅

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Professor

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Cheng, C

Short Biography:

Cecilia Cheng is a professor of psychology at the University of Hong Kong. She specializes in personality, social, health, applied, cross-cultural, and cyber-psychology. She is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and has served as the board secretary of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP). She received the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, ICP Early Career Research Award, and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship of the Research Grants Council (RGC).

Professor Cheng was an Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Personality Processes and Individual Differences section), a flagship journal in the social psychology field; and is currently an Associate Editor of Health Psychology Review, a flagship journal in the clinical psychology field. She is also a Consulting Editor of Psychological Bulletin, and a Review Editor of Frontiers in Psychology (Psychopathology). At the University of Hong Kong, she was the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education) at the Faculty of Social Sciences and now the Associate Dean (Courses and Professional Development) at the Graduate School.

Professor Cheng's 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 gaming disorder, cyberbullying and school bullying, information technology addiction, digital citizenship, 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 well-being.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
The Chinese University of Hong KongB.Soc.Sc. Psychology
The 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, applied, cross-cultural, and cyber-psychology. She is an elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and has served as the board secretary of the International Council of Psychologists (ICP). She received the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship, ICP Early Career Research Award, and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship of the Research Grants Council (RGC).

Professor Cheng was an Associate Editor of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (Personality Processes and Individual Differences section), a flagship journal in the social psychology field; and is currently an Associate Editor of Health Psychology Review, a flagship journal in the clinical psychology field. She is also a Consulting Editor of Psychological Bulletin, and a Review Editor of Frontiers in Psychology (Psychopathology). At the University of Hong Kong, she was the Associate Dean (Postgraduate Education) at the Faculty of Social Sciences and now the Associate Dean (Courses and Professional Development) at the Graduate School.

Professor Cheng's 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 gaming disorder, cyberbullying and school bullying, information technology addiction, digital citizenship, 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 well-being.

 
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
09/2015-08/2016External Assessor (Tenure and Promotion)Education University of Hong Kong
10/2004-08/2016Selection board chair/memberThe Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Council grants
07/2013-06/2017Board SecretaryInternational Council of Psychologists
01/2004-presentNomination Committee MemberInternational Council of Psychologists
01/2001-12/2003Area Chair (Asia)International Council of Psychologists
01/1997-presentMemberAsian Association of Social Psychologists
09/2015-08/2016External Assessor (Tenure and Promotion)University of Macao
09/2012-08/2016External ExaminerOpen University of Hong Kong
04/2007-08/2010External Course Assessor (Social Psychology)Open University of Hong Kong
09/2016-08/2017External Assessor (Tenure and Promotion)Lingnan University
09/2014-presentSocial Sciences Advisory Board MemberLingnan University
09/2017-presentGrant Proposal ReviewerHealth and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) Committee
07/2008-06/2009Scientific SecretaryHong Kong Psychological Society
09/2011-08/2017External ExaminerHong Kong Shue Yan University
09/2010-08/2011External Programme AssessorHong Kong Shue Yan University
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
09/2015-presentExternal Assessor (Tenure and Promotion)City University of Hong Kong
12/2011-04/2012External Assessor (Job Appointment),City University of Hong Kong
11/2007-12/2016External AssessorCity University of Hong Kong
01/1998-presentMemberStress and Anxiety Research Society
09/2010-08/2011External Assessor (Tenure and PromotionUniversity of Macau
09/2008-presentGrant Proposal ReviewerSingapore Ministry of Education Academic Research Fund Tier 1
02/2013-04/2013External AssessorHong Kong Institute of Education
09/1996-presentMemberAmerican Psychological Association
09/2017-presentAccreditation Panel MemberHong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
09/1996-presentMemberAssociation for Psychological Science (American Psychological Society)
09/2017-presentGrant Proposal ReviewerSingapore Ministry of Education Social Science Research Thematic Grant
01/2008-06/2008Member, Scientific Programme CommitteeSixth Chinese Psychologist Conference
09/2016-presentGrant Proposal ReviewerNational Science Foundation (U.S.)
01/2000-presentMemberInternational Council of Psychologists
01/2001-12/2006Associate EditorJournal of Psychology in Chinese Societies (the official journal of Hong Kong Psychological Society)
01/2001-presentExternal ReviewerResearch Grants Council's Competitive Earmarked Research Grants
01/1999-presentMember (by nomination)American Psychosomatic Association
09/2008-06/2009Chair, Conference Organizing CommitteeInternational Conference on Psychology in Modern Cities
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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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