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Personal profile

Professional Activities

Dr Chiu is a Clinical Lecturer and a Research Tutor of ClinPsyD at the University of East Anglia. His is the module lead of EVBP2, which includes child and adolescent mental health, forensic psychology, neurodevelopmental psychology, and marginalised community mental health. 

Academic Background

Dr Chiu completed his doctoral clinical psychology training at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN). He works with young people and adults who experience anxiety and trauma, using CBT and DBT. He is interested in making psychology services accessible to marginalised communities, these include asylum seekers and refugees, neurodivergent population, and individuals in contact with the criminal justice system. Prior to his doctoral training, Dr Chiu studied an MSc at University College London and Yale University, where he conducted neuroscience research on perinatal health and PTSD in combat veterans.

Key Research Interests

Dr Chiu is interested in using technology (e.g. online intervention, AI, big data, machine learning) to intervene measurable and modifiable factors (e.g. emotion regulation, growth mindset, compassion). He is particularly interested in understanding the impact of social and physical trauma on one's functioning (e.g. social functioning, academic functioning, suicidality). He focuses on youth, refugees and asylum seekers, neurodiverse individuals, and individuals who are in contact with the criminal justice system.

He is currently supervising the following DClinPsy research projects: 

1. An RCT on single-session online growth-mindset intervention for youth
2. Autistic adults' experiences of social trauma
3. Autistic adults' experiences of trauma-informed therapy for PTSD
4. Adult refugees' perspectives of resilience and early attachment elationships 
5. Therapists' conceptualisations of retraumisation
6. Association between trauam exposure and cortisol level in youth
7. Clinicians' experiences of assessing foetal alcohol syndrome in CAMHS

Independent projects:

1. Social anxiety and suicidality in youth
2. Facial expressions and behavioural synchronicity in socially anxious youth 

Teaching Interests

Dr Chiu delivers lectures on CBT, anxiety, depression, paediatric neuropsychology, neurodevelopmental psychology, and critical appraisal. 

Areas of Expertise

Social anxiety


Complex PTSD







Neurodevelopmental psychology

Paediatric neuropsychology

Forensic risk assessment

Media risk assessment

Machine learning

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

King's College London

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

External positions

Honorary Clinical Psychologist, Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile

Expert in Residence, Goodenough College

Honorary Consultant, Think Equal

Member, United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth

Media Expertise

  • AI
  • Psychology


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