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Administrative Posts

Dr Chiu is a Clinical Lecturer and a Research Tutor of the ClinPsyD programme. He is the module lead of EVBP2, which covers child and adolescent mental health, forensic psychology, neurodevelopmental psychology, and marginalised community mental health. 

Academic Background

Dr Chiu completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience (IoPPN). Prior to this, he earned an MSc (with distinctions) at University College London and Yale University, where he conducted neuroscience research on perinatal health and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans.

Key Research Interests

Dr Chiu's research focuses on improving treatment of social phobia and PTSD in youth.

1) Social anxiety

- psychological processes that maintain adolescent social anxiety, including safety behaviours, self-focused attention, and mental imagery

- systemic factors associated with adolescent social anxiety, including parental responding, racial discrimination, and childhood maltreatment

- functioning impairment associated with adolescent social anxiety, including academic performance, peer relationship, and suicidality

2) Trauma-related disorders

- experiences of trauma-focused intervention in autistic adults

- clinicians' perspectives on fear of retraumisation in trauma-focused intervention

- experience of social trauma in autistic adults

- childhood maltreatment and its association with obesity 

- chlidhood maltreatment and its association with antisocial behaviours 

3) Digital Intervention

- Growth mindset intervention for adolescents

Teaching Interests

Dr Chiu delivers lectures on anxiety and depression in young people, paediatric neuropsychology, neurodevelopmental psychology, critical appraisal, safeguarding, and leadership.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Chiu works with young people and adults who suffer from anxiety and trauma-related disorders, using Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He has received further training in Attachment-based Family Therapy (ABFT).

Dr Chiu has completed a CBT top-up program and is currently pursuing BABCP accreditation.

Dr Chiu serves as an expert witness in criminal court cases involving adolescents and adults. He has received further training to assess ADHD (in children and adults), Autism (in children and adults), personality disorders, psychopathy, violence risk, and more. He is currently completing the Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate.

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

Honorary Consultant, Think Equal

Member, United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth

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