Dr Jesus Alfonso D. Datu, Assistant Professor at the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC), The Education University of Hong Kong, was named a Rising Star from the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in February 2022. The designation is presented to outstanding psychology researchers in the earliest stages of their careers.
Dr Datu’s research focuses on positive psychology, positive education, and inclusive education. “I feel honoured and delighted to have received this international award. It recognises the impacts and the potential of my scholarly programme in applying well-being theories as well as scientific findings in school, higher education, and community contexts. This award wouldn’t be possible without the meaningful support of the University, the faculty, the SEC leadership team, my mentors and collaborators,” said Dr Datu.