Huong Le

Thesis title: Exploring the relationship between attachment, emotion regulation, and depression across cultures: The case between Vietnam and Scotland


After graduating with a First Class in MA(Hons) Psychology at the University of St Andrews in June 2017, I started my PhD here in Edinburgh in September 2017, with a focus on cross-cultural aspects of depression. In particular, I am looking at the relationship between attachment, emotion regulation and depression in adolescents and young adults, and how it varies across different cultures, specifically Vietnam and Scotland. 

Responsibilities & affiliations

Comittee member of The Scottish Developmental Psychology Network for Graduates 

Member of the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology

Postgraduate Researcher Rep at the School of Health in Social Science

Postgraduate teaching

Psychological Research Methods: Data Management and Analysis, MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion)

Research summary

I am interested in exploring the relationship between attachment, emotion regulation (specifically, cognitive reappraisal, suppression, and rumination) and depression. Using individual values as a means of culture, my research is also looking at how culture influences this relationship, with a particular focus on adolescents and young adolescents. 

Current research interests

Cross-cultural psychology; Attachment; Emotion regulation; Depression and low mood; Individual values

Affiliated research centres

Conference details

May 2018 Health in Social Science Annual Conference 2018, University of Edinburgh, UK

July 2018 Scottish Early Career Network for Applied Health Research (SECNAHR) Symposium

November 2018   Annual Scientific Meeting of the NRS Mental Health Network  ('Tomorrow’s World: The Next Ten Years of Mental Health Research) (Poster Presentation)


March 2018 Knowledge Exchange and Networking event of the Scottish Developmental Psychology Network