Mr Xuan Luu
Teaching Fellow, BHlthSci
Project Coordinator, BELONG@FHS
C43R - R Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
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Xuan is a psychology graduate with broad research interests in child and family mental health. He completed a Bachelor of Psychology with the University of Western Sydney in 2011. His major research thesis focused on the cognitive mechanisms operating in the learning of previously unencountered elements of foreign languages.
At present, Xuan is a postgraduate research student under the primary supervision of Dr Andrew Campbell. His research applies a mixed-methods approach to exploring the facilitation of closure for parentally bereaved young people in the online counselling context. Xuan is particularly interested in the unique needs and lived experiences of young people and families seeking mental healthcare for issues surrounding grief, loss, chronic illness, and same-sex attraction.
Grief, loss, and trauma counselling; child and family mental health; counselling for same-sex attracted youth
Teaching and supervision
Xuan teaches in his disciplinary field of mental health rehabilitation to undergraduate students. He also teaches in health and disability studies to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Postgraduate Research Project: This project comprises multiple studies using a mixed-methods approach. This research seeks to understand the grief experiences of young parentally bereaved people, and to gauge their patterns of use and perceptions of effectiveness with respect to online counselling for grief. This research also aims to elucidate the current psychotherapeutic practices of online counselling practitioners with young parentally bereaved clients.
BELONG@FHS: Xuan currently works with a cross-disciplinary committee of Faculty of Health Sciences staff to design, coordinate, and implement a faculty-wide undergraduate peer mentoring program for first-year students in 2013. This project aims to facilitate a smooth transition and sense of belonging for first-year undergraduates as they become integrated into the Faculty of Health Sciences community.