Xinyang joined King’s College London in October 2021 as a PhD student at the Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre. Prior to her PhD, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology and a double degree in psychology at Peking University. Then she received her master’s degree in basic psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in China.
The focus of her PhD research is to explore the bio-psycho-social risk factors of eating disorders in young people, supervised by Prof Sylvane Desrivières and Prof Ulrike Schmidt.
King’s-China Scholarship Council PhD Scholarship (2021-2025)
- Aetiology and underlying mechanisms of eating disorders
- Neuroimaging and epigenetic biomarkers of the vulnerability for eating disorders and comorbid disorders
Yu, X., & Desrivieres, S. (Accepted/In press). Altered anticipatory brain responses in eating disorders: a neuroimaging meta-analysis. European Eating Disorders Review.
Yu, X., Liao, K., Turetsky, B. I., & Wang, K. (2022). Semantic processing features and schizotypal traits: A test-retest study. International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology, 178, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2022.06.002
Yu, X., Liao, K., Niu, Z., Wang, K., Cheung, E. F. C., Li, X., & Chan, R. C. K. (2020). Resting frontal EEG asymmetry and schizotypal traits: a test-retest study. Cognitive neuropsychiatry, 25(5), 333–347. https://doi.org/10.1080/13546805.2020.1800448
Yu, C.#, Yu, X.#, Fan, Z. T., Wang, K., & Littleton, H. (2020). Development and Validation of a BMI-Based Figure Rating Scale for Chinese Adolescents. Evaluation & the health professions, 163278720926714. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163278720926714
Wang, K., Yu, X., Yu, C., Liu, Y., Chu, M., Zhang, R., Liang, R., Chen, J., Littleton, H., Shum, D., & Chan, R. (2020). Validation of the Chinese Version of the Body Image Concern Inventory. Evaluation & the health professions, 163278720979651. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163278720979651
Wang, K., Liang, R., Yu, X., Shum, D., Roalf, D., & Chan, R. (2020). The thinner the better: Evidence on the internalization of the slimness ideal in Chinese college students. PsyCh journal, 9(4), 544–552. https://doi.org/10.1002/pchj.346
Yu, X., Tan, S., Wang, K., & Chan, R. C. (2019). A review of applications of resting-state electroencephalography in schizophrenia research. Chinese Mental Health Journal, 33(05): 349-354. http://doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1000-6729.2019.05.006
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