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Albana Canollari, PhD


Education:

  • PhD in Psychology, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford United Kingdom
  • Masters in Research in Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources Management, Williams College, London, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (major) and Sociology (minor)

 Areas of Expertise:

In my academic career, my focus has been and remains to enrich my professional engagements in teaching various psychological courses, in conducting migration research and in offering psychological support to individuals under the impact of socio-cultural change, with special focus on migrating families and international students. I have also grown a special interest in offering expertise on managing projects in support of victims of abuse and their psychological well-being. In addition, I have experience in human resources management and consultancy as well as teach Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

 Subjects taught at UNYT:

History of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Theories of Personality, Organizational Psychology, Family Systems, Social Theory and Cultural Analysis, Research Methods, Health Psychology.

 Previous Teaching & Research Experiences:

Research Interest

Research Expert on the Council of Europe project “Fighting bullying and extremism in the Albanian education system”

In progress for publishing:

  • The impact of socio-cultural change on the identity of Albanian migrant youth as returned students in their native country (Canollari & Cenko)
  • Socio-cultural changes on parents’ social representations on their children’s schooling (Canollari & De Abreu)

Selected Presentations

  • Cenko, E & Canollari, A (2018) ” The role of academic support services in ensuring student success and well-eng: a case study in the Albanian Higher Education Context” at EduLearn 10th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies.
  • Cenko, E. & Canollari, A. (2017) “Here, there and everywhere: Second generation of Albanian youth cycle of migration” presented at UMT, Tirana, Albania.
  • Canollari, A. & Cenko, E. (2015) Reconstructing the image of self under the impact of socio-cultural changes- The case of Albanian migrant youth returned as students in native country presented at the International Conference “How the international migration is shaping the contemporary society?”, November 2015, Prishtina, Kosovo.
  • Canollari, A & Abreu, G (2012) “The impact of societal change on parents’ social representations” at EARLI Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, 2012.

Professional Experience Teaching

  • 2015-2016 Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Tirana, Albania

Responsible: Taught Research Methods for Masters programme in Clinical Psychology and Education.

  • 2014-2015 Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of New York in Tirana, Albania

Responsible: Taught a variety of psychological courses including Organizational Psychology, Theories of Personality, Developmental Psychology; Health Psychology

  • 2009-2014 Founder and Head of Psychology Department, Kristal University, Tirana, Albania

Responsible: Teaching a variety of psychological courses, including Organizational Psychology; Cultural Psychology; Organization behaviour; Developmental Psychology,

Founded and led the department to successful accreditation;

 Author, co-author, and editor of:

  • Co-translator from English to Albanian of “Superparenting” A Book by William Maxwell and colleagues. Superprinderimi, by Plejad, November (2013).
  • Maravic, K. & Canollari, A. (2011) “Psikologjia Konjitive”/Cognitive Psychology, Tirana.
  • Cultural Identity of Albanian students studying in Italy and the UK, Master Thesis, Lambert Publishing, Germany (2011). https://www.amazon.com/Developing-Cultural-Identity-comparative-Albanian/dp/3844321225
  • Canollari, A. (2011) Influenca e vetekonceptimit dhe roli i marredhenieve shoqerore mbi lumturine/The influence of self-concept and social relations on happiness. Revista Hulumtime shkencore, vol 1, fq 141-156.

Lecturer

Faculty of Law and Social Sciences

Social Sciences Research Center