I completed my bachelor degree with a specialisation in Clinical and Health Psychology in Hong Kong and spent 6 months on an exchange programme at the University of Sydney (Australia) in my final year. After graduation, I worked as an assistant for clinical psychologists at the Counselling Division of a local university in Hong Kong.
I studied for an MRes degree here at the University of Birmingham. In the masters programme, I completed three research placements including (1) a study on temporal order judgement of stroke patients with hemispatial neglect; (2) an investigation on the food-related problems of children with neurogenetic disorder and (3) a project on the facilitating effect of light touch on postural balance in the elderly.
Prior to the start of my doctoral study, I worked as a research associate for a year on the Birmingham Cognitive Screen (BCoS) trial project. BCoS is a recently developed cognitive assessment that looks at the multiple cognitive processes (i.e. attention, language, memory, action planning and execution, and mathematical skills) after acute brain injury with an aim to identify the factors predicting cognitive deficits and recovery in various patient groups. The patient-testing and neuroimaging work I did in that year has been an inspiration for my current PhD project.