Julia Jäkel (Jaekel)

Dr. phil. | Clin. Dipl. Psych. | Habilitation
Professor of Clinical and Developmental Psychology

Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education
Faculty of Education and Psychology

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Julia joined the University of Oulu in August 2021 after six years at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA. She received her professional degree of clinical psychology (2004), Dr. phil. in psychology (2008), and higher doctorate/venia legendi (2015) in developmental psychology from the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. In addition to her professorship in Oulu, she is affiliated with the University of Duisburg-Essen, University Hospital Essen (Germany), the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), University of Warwick (UK) and University of Leicester (UK).

Julia's main research areas are early life stress and long-term resilience. She is involved in multiple longitudinal studies of diverse populations, working with international interdisciplinary teams. Her goal is to contribute to understanding the complex biopsychosocial mechanisms that control mental health, cognitive, academic, and social development over time, to design effective avenues towards intervention. Julia's track record contains >100 publications and >1.25 million EUR received in research funding.

Research interests

  • long-term development; early life stress; risk and resilience; preterm birth; mental health; social behaviour; parenting; intervention; migration

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Linnanmaa Campus, room FY 266-1