Eva Oberle

Research Collaborator

Eva Oberle is an assistant professor with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP; earlylearning.ubc.ca) in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She completed graduate studies in psychology at the University of Heidelberg, earned a Ph.D. in educational psychology from UBC, and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and CASEL. Her research investigates factors linked to positive child development and strategies for promoting mental health and well-being in the school context in particular. Her main focus is on social and emotional learning in schools, risk and resilience, and positive youth development. Eva is interested in the role of peer relationships, relationships with adults (e.g., family members, teachers, mentors), and school-level factors (e.g., classroom climate) in achieving positive, healthy, and successful child outcomes. She conducts quantitative research with population-based data, intervention evaluations and large-scale cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Eva takes a whole-child approach, understanding child development within the ecological contexts in which children grow (i.e., home, school, neighborhood, society).

Contact: eva.oberle@ubc.ca