Yarong Xie

PhD Psychology

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

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S35, 7 George Square

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I completed my Bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Manchester in 2015. Having worked for a year in the business sector, I returned to the same University for a Master of Research degree in 2016, where I developed a strong interest in qualitative research methods. 

In April 2018, I started my PhD at the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Dr Sue Widdicombe. My PhD research sets out to learn how people report and describe lived racism, adopting discursive psychology as the main analytic method.


BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Manchester, 2011-2015

MRes Psychology, University of Manchester, 2016-2017

Research summary

Racism, Discursive Psychology, Qualitative Research

Current research interests

My primary interest is to learn how people report and describe lived racism.  I am keen to collect and analyse naturalistic interactions, where the agenda of describing racial encounters is set by the speakers (writers) themselves. 

Knowledge exchange

Xie, Y. (2018, December). Book Review: A Transdiagnostic Approach to CBT using Method of Levels Therapy By Warren Mansell, Timothy A. Carey, and Sara J. Tai. PSYPAG Quarterly, 109, 50-51. ISSN: 1746-6016. http://www.psypag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Quarterly-December-2018.pdf

Xie, Y. (2019, May). Event Review: Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis Doctoral Network Event, King’s College London, 1-2 November 2018. Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, 27, 51-53. ISSN: 2044-0820.