Professor Carmel Cefai

Professor Carmel Cefai, Phd (Lond), FBPS, is the Director of the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health at the University of Malta. He is Joint Honorary Chair of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence and joint founding editor of the International Journal of Emotional Education. His research interests are focused on how to create healthy spaces which promote the resilience, wellbeing and psychological wellbeing of children and young people. He has led various research projects in mental health in schools, risk and resilience in children and young people, children’s wellbeing, and the development of a resilience curriculum for early years and primary schools in Europe. Recent publications include RESCUR Surfing the Waves, A Resilience Curriculum for Early Years and Primary Schools (2015) published in 7 languages