Dr Xi Liu

Teaching Fellow


Personal statement

I joined University of Strathclyde as a Teaching Associate in September 2018. Before joining Strathclyde, I worked as an Associate Lecturer for the Department of Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck, University of London, an Associate Academic in Psychology for The University of Derby Online Learning, and a Graduate Teaching Assistant for The University of Sheffield. I also worked as a part-time tutor at Sheffield Confucius Institute and Lifelong Learning, Skills & Communities in Sheffield City Council, teaching Taichi and Chinese calligraphy with a particular focus on promoting mental health well-being. Before coming to the UK, I was a certificated psychological counsellor in China and worked as a psychological teacher in a local primary school. Since 2011, I have written short stories for several Chinese children and teenager magazines and my first children’s book has been published in 2016. 


Chartered Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counsellor Member, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland

Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Primary School Teacher (Chinese), Ministry of Education (China)


Stigma of mental health problems and fear of disclosure among Asian international students : implications for help-seeking, guidance and support
Cogan N, Liu X, Chin-Van Chau Yvonne, Kelly S W, Anderson T, Flynn C, Scott L, Zaglis A, Corrigan P
Smarten Final Showcase (2022)
Understandings of mental health, disclosure, help-seeking and psychological adaptation among Asian international students studying in Scotland : a sequential multi-method study
Cogan Nicola, Chau Yvonne, Liu Xi, Kelly Steve, Anderson Tony, Flynn Colin, Corrigan Patrick
Mental health challenges associated with adaptation and acculturation among international students studying in Scotland
Cogan N, Liu X, Chau Chin-Van, Kelly SW, Anderson T, Flynn C, Corrigan P
Society of Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual International Research Conference (2021)
Covid-19 stress, burnout and risk perception among health and social care workers in Scotland
Cogan Nicola, MacIntyre Gillian, Tanner Gary, Morton Liza, Kennedy Chloe, Beck Zoe, McInnes Lisa, Kolacz Jacek
35th Annual Conference of the European Health Psychology Society (2021)
Mental illness self-stigma in young people : a scoping review protocol
Taylor Rachel, Cogan Nicola, Jenkins Pamela, Flowers Paul, Liu Xi, Hunter Simon C, Corrigan Patrick
The impact of COVID-19 on Chinese international students in Scotland
Liu Xi, Cogan Nicola, Colquhoun Eilidh, McEwan Emily, Moore Jennifer, Sly Susan
British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology Annual Conference 2021 (2021)

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I teach on BA Psychology, BSc Psychology and Counselling, and MSc Psychology with a specialistion in Business (conversion) programmes. I contribute to the following classes:

B9201 Positive & Humanistic Psychology (Class Leader)

C8305 Development (Class Leader)

C8981 & C8923 Social & Developmental Psychology (Class Leader)

B9200 Introduction to Mental Health Difficulties

B9202 Theories of Counselling and Psychotherapy

C8983 Empirical Project

C8203 Introduction to Research Design and Analysis

C8307 Social Psychology

C8321 Research Methods and Data Analyses

C8426 & C8427 Psychology Dissertation

Professional activities

Educational and Child Psychology (Journal)
Peer reviewer
iHuman Research Institute for the Study of the Human, The University of Sheffield (External organisation)
Centre of Critical Psychology and Education, The University of Sheffield (External organisation)

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Exploring Chinese international students’ understanding of loneliness to inform cultural adaptation of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)
Liu, Xi (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator) Cogan, Nicola (Co-investigator) Kelly, Stephen (Co-investigator) Rasmussen, Susan (Co-investigator) Tse, Dwight (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2022
The understandings of distinctive experiences of mental health, disclosure and help seeking among Asian students (SMARTeN)
Cogan, Nicola (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Tony (Co-investigator) Kelly, Stephen (Co-investigator) Liu, Xi (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020

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