Julia Jäkel (Jaekel)

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

Values, Ideologies and Social Contexts of Education
Faculty of Education

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, Germany.  She holds honorary positions at the 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 several longitudinal studies of diverse populations, working with multidisciplinary international teams. Her goal is to contribute to understanding the complex biopsychosocial mechanisms that control mental health, cognitive, and social development over time to be able to design effective avenues towards intervention. Julia's track record contains >90 peer-reviewed publications and  >1.2 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

Researcher information

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Contact information

E-mail

julia.jaekel@oulu.fi

Visiting address

Linnanmaa Campus, room FY 253-1