Mr Xuan Luu
PhD Candidate & Postgraduate Teaching Fellow, Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health
Project Coordinator, Belong@FHS
C43R - R Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
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Xuan is a PhD candidate and early career academic in the Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. His doctoral research qualitatively explores the phenomenon of helping in the context of online counselling with parentally bereaved young people, and seeks to illuminate the experience of this phenomenon from the perspectives of both practitioners and clients. Xuan holds teaching responsibilities in the areas of mental health rehabilitation and lifelong disability inquiry at the senior undergraduate level.
Xuan has primary research interests lie in the field of youth e-mental healthcare, with a particular focus on the practice of online counselling. Specifically, he seeks to contribute to understandings of this practice as a creative and accessible avenue of support to facilitate positive mental wellbeing for bereaved young people. Xuan is interested in exploring how creativity and hope can arise within, and be integrated into, online counselling practice as a helping medium. He is strongly motivated to research in this area based on a desire to illuminate how online counselling can help to change the way bereaved young people see and make sense of the world around them.
As a university educator, Xuan is passionate about learning and teaching in the multidisciplinary area of mental health. He endeavours to engender greater mental health literacy and profound respect for the lived experience of mental health for all of his students. Xuan particularly enjoys engaging with his students in collaborative learning and teaching activities that celebrate diversity in peer and lay experiences of mental health. These passions underpin his pursuits in curriculum development, teaching approach, and educational research in the field of mental health.
- E-mental health practice with bereaved young people
- Creativity in youth e-mental health practice
- Engaging creativity in mental health learning and teaching
Xuan is a member of the Mental Health research team.
Teaching and supervision
- Tutoring and lecturing for undergraduate units of study in mental health rehabilitation and lifelong disability studies
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.
Disability and Community