Fanny Cheung

Speech title:
The Need for International & Intersectional Perspectives on Psychology of Women

Professor Fanny M.C. Cheung, PhD, JP, OBE, SBS

Professor Fanny Cheung (BA, UC Berkeley; PhD, Minnesota) is currently Senior Advisor, Faculty of Social Science and the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (HKIAPS) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and formerly Vice-President for Research, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the HKIAPS. Fanny established the first Gender Research Centre in Greater China in 1985 and the Gender Studies Program in 1997 at CUHK.

Fanny’s research expertise lies in cross-cultural personality assessment, psychopathology, gender equality and women leadership with over 200 international refereed publications. Her latest book is the Cambridge Handbook of the International Psychology of Women co-edited with Diane Halpern in 2020.

Fanny was appointed the Founding Chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission in Hong Kong in 1996-99, and served as a Special Delegate to the National Congress of Chinese Women from 1994 to 2017. Her academic honors and awards include: IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award 2014; APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology 2012, and ICP Denmark-Gunvald Award 2020