Wednesday, 19 November 2014

School’s Celebrations for Daphne Keats’ Book Launch

On Tuesday 11th of November the School of Psychology, together with several distinguished guests, including former University’s Chancellor Prof Trevor Warry, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research Prof Deb Hodgson and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Science and IT Prof Bill Hogarth, have celebrated the book launch of Prof Daphne Keats’ last book.


Her book entitled “Children of the Sichuan earthquake: The Psycho-Culture empowerment program” tells the story of Daphne’s research and intervention work in response to the great Sichuan earthquake of the 12th of May 2008 and theneeds of the children who suffered in that region. For her book launch at the University’s Gallery, Daphne entertained and amazed her audience with her story telling and her usual sharp acumen and sense of humour.

Daphne Keats is a Conjoint Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Newcastle. Daphne has had a long history of teaching, research, and post-graduate supervision in cross-cultural psychology, particularly in South East Asian countries and P. R. China. She is an Honorary Fellow of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and a Fellow and Life Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Daphne has visited the ethnic minority communities of the Sichuan Provence many times, including the Yi people of the South West, the Tibetans in the North West and the Qiang communities of Wenchuan and Mao Xian and villages devastated by the 12th May earthquake, as well as many visits to Chengdu and Sichuan University.

For those interested in purchasing Daphne Keats’ book, go to: