Xinyi Yang


In 2021, I completed my Master's Degree in Counselling Studies from the University of Edinburgh. As a counsellor and social researcher, I am currently pursuing a doctoral training program of the PhD in Health in Social Science, where I am conducting research on mental health service accessibility for international students and immigrants.


Prior to this, I worked as an intern at the Shanghai Changning Mental Health Service in 2018. I was trained for cognitive psychology in my bachelor's degree and completed the research with FMRI. Since obtaining my Master's Degree, I have obtained a Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) qualification. I am currently exploring the intersection of mental health services and school psychology, using various methodologies from psychology, public policy, and the humanities.


Tutoring in the University of Edinburgh:

2023-2024 Year

1. Mapping Health and Illness Across Societies (semester 1)

2. Conceptual and Theoretical Psychology (semester 1)

3. Language and Communication in Health and Society (semester 2)

4. Identity and Experience in Health (semester 2)


MSc Counselling Studies (The University of Edinburgh, the United Kingdom)

BSc Applied Psychology; Minor in Chinese Language and Literature (The East China Normal University, China)