Sharon Hou, PhD Candidate


Sharon Hou


PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Guelph


Sharon Hou is a PhD student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Guelph. She received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology and French from the University of California, Los Angeles and has previously worked for CREST.BD as a Research Coordinator. Currently, Sharon’s clinical training is focused on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents experiencing psychological disorders in hospital, community mental health, and school settings. Sharon’s research interests broadly lie within the area of cross-cultural psychology. For her doctoral dissertation, Sharon is examining the influence of parent-child relationship quality on immigrant families’ acculturation process in relation to their wellbeing. And, inspired by the initiatives developed with the CREST.BD network, Sharon’s other research interests include psychosocial facets of mental health (e.g., social support, life events, stigma), quality of life, and knowledge translation.

What I do when I'm not working

I love food. On the weekends you can find me enjoying a long meal with my friends. And whenever possible, I visit my beloved family and friends on the Canadian West Coast where I love to dine (more), hike, and hang out on the beach.


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University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd East, Guelph, ON