Carmel Cefai


PhD, FBPS, is the director at the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health, and Professor at the Department of Psychology, Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. He is Honorary Chair of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence, joint founding editor of the International Journal of Emotional Education, and a member of the European Commission Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training. He has led various local, national, European and international research projects in social and emotional learning, mental health in schools, and resilience and wellbeing in children and young people. He has presented in numerous conferences around the world and has published extensively. Recent publications include RESCUR Surfing the Waves, A Resilience Curriculum for Early Years and Primary Schools; and Strengthening Social and Emotional Education as a core curricular area across the EU: Review of the International Evidence.

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