Professor Liesel Ebersöhn

Professor Liesel Ebersöhn, a registered educational psychologist, is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria. She is also the Director of The Centre for the Study of Resilience.

Prof Ebersöhn is an expert on the social dimensions of resilience, and has extensive experience in intervention research on transdisciplinary, resilience-enabling pathways to positive health and well-being outcomes for people in severely challenged Southern African spaces. She is engaged in high-level global education and poverty think tanks, panels and boards; is influential in Global South education development circles; and actively supports education policy reform in the Global South, based on evidence of resilience-enabling transformation in Africa.

She is a recipient of several global, national and institutional awards, a member of various scientific associations and currently holds the position of Secretary-General of the World Education Research Association (WERA).

Research by Professor Liesel Ebersöhn

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