Wilma Vialle - University of Wollongong, Australia
Dr Wilma Vialle is a Full Professor in Educational Psychology and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong. She teaches child development, psychological foundations of education and gifted education, and supervises a number of postgraduate research students in related fields. Her interests are predominantly in the nature of intelligence and creativity, with a particular focus on giftedness. She has published extensively on topics related to giftedness and children’s learning. She is the chief editor of the ‘Australasian Journal of Gifted Education’ and is on the editorial board of several international journals. In 2006 she was awarded the Eminent Australian for her contributions to gifted education.
Bettina Harder - Institute of Education, Educational Psychology, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Bettina Harder PhD is senior lecturer at the Chair of Educational Psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. She is vice-director and research coordinator of the State-wide Counseling and Research Center for the Gifted. Her research projects focus on giftedness and the development of achievement excellence from different perspectives thereby contrasting common models of giftedness theoretically and empirically. She has published books, chapters and articles in the fields of talent development, excellence, counseling, and educational psychology.
Jiannong Shi - Academy of Sciences, Development and Education, Beijng, China
Professor Jiannong Shi is director of the Division of Developmental and Educational Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and also the director of the Research Center for Supernormal Children, Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a former president of the Asia-Pacific Federation of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children. His research on giftedness and talent development include neuropsychological as well as educational studies and embrace various age groups and domains. He has published books, chapters and articles in the fields of talent development, educational psychology and education, among them Discovering Gifted Children und Developmental Psychology of Gifted Children. He was visiting scholar at various Univeristies such as Yale University, University of Michigan or Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. He twice received the Excellent Scholar Award.