Xinmeng Wang

Thesis title: Disordered Eating and Body Image of Chinese University Students in the UK


My research interest in mental health of children, adolescents and young people developed through a winding path. As an undergraduate, I started off my study in Psychology at Beijing Normal University, when I focused on educational psychology and intervention programmes to promote children's reading abilities. Proceeding that, I pursued my MSc degree in Psychology of Education at UCL Institute of Education, where I developed a perspective  in mental health research especially of young people's. With a keen interest in sociocultural influences on people's conceptualisation and mental health, eventually, body image, and disordered eating later, came into the spotlight.



MSc Psychology of Education, University College London, UK

BSc Psychology, Beijing Normal University, China

Double BA English, Beijing Normal University, China




Responsibilities & affiliations








Undergraduate teaching








Postgraduate teaching








Areas of interest for supervision








Current PhD students supervised








Past PhD students supervised








Research summary

I am currently working on a project investigating how disordered eating and body image look like  for Chinese students in the UK and navigating the machenism thereof.







Current research interests

Disordered eating, Body image, The influce of sociocultural norms.

Past research interests

Mental health and language use, Psychological pedagogy

Knowledge exchange








Affiliated research centres

Project activity








Conference details








Invited speaker
























Papers delivered








In the press