Mr Xuan Luu

BPsych (UWS) GradCertEdStudies(HigherEd) (Sydney)
PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow, Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health

C43R - R Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9576

Website Mental Health Research Team
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Biographical details

Xuan P. Luu is a PhD candidate in the Disability and Community Faculty Research Group, and an early career academic in the Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health. He completed his undergraduate training in psychology and the behavioural sciences. His research interests lie in the field of mental health, with a particular focus on the relationship between online support and mental wellbeing in the context of grief and bereavement. Through his PhD research, he seeks to better understand how counselling for grief and bereavement is provided in the online space, with a view to developing a coherent framework of online counsellors’ experiences. He holds lecturing and tutoring responsibilities across a number of senior undergraduate units of study offered in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Research interests

Xuan's research interests include:

  • The lived experience of grief and bereavement
  • Hope, healing, and posttraumatic growth relating to bereavement
  • The relationship between online support and mental health
  • The concepts of theory and practice in online counselling
  • Qualitative and mixed-methods research in mental health

Xuan is a member of the Mental Health research team.

Teaching and supervision

  • HSBH3015 Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • HSBH3010 Health and Lifelong Disability


  • Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association
  • Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
  • International Association for Youth Mental Health
  • International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, and Rehabilitation
  • Widening Participation Scholars' Network, The University of Sydney

Awards and honours

  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Support of the Student Experience (2014)
  • Faculty of Health Sciences Award for Support of the Student Experience (2013)


Disability and Community

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