Yan Yang , PhD (Candidate)


Yan Yang


PhD, Clinical Psychology, (Candidate), BA (Hon.), Swinburne University; Diploma of Community Welfare Work, Holmesglen Institute


Yan is a PhD Candidate studying under Dr. Greg Murray and working on the ORBIT project. Her main research interest is the role of self and identity in bipolar disorder and whether this may change through an intervention to improve quality of life. Yan values the knowledge of individuals with lived experience, and is interested in exploring western and eastern approaches of focusing on and letting go of self (respectively) in the therapeutic process. One outcome of her PhD will involve identifying the most clinically useful approach to self/identity in bipolar disorder.

What I do when I'm not working

Outside work, I enjoy being in nature and doing outdoor activities such as rock climbing, and also live music and dancing.