Zhimin He

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My main research areas are mental health, well-being, and individual difference. Especially, I am working in the field of mHealth in mental health, which is new technology in mental health.


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Dr. Zhimin He is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol). She completed her Ph.D. in Psychology (behavioural neuroscience) and she worked at the University of Nottingham (2006-2011). Then, she moved to the Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick (2011-2013), worked at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London (IoPPN, KCL) as a post-doctoral researcher and module leader for Social and Community Mental Health (MSc programme) (2013-2016), and worked at Aberystwyth University as a lecturer in psychology (2016-2023). Dr. Zhimin He joined the Faculty of Health, Education and Society as a senior lecturer in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) at University of Northampton in January 2023.

Research Interests

Dr. He is a chartered psychologist specialising in behavioural neuroscience, classical conditioning, individual difference, mHealth in mental health, and systematic reviews. She is clinical-trained and has worked in both community and forensic NHS settings, especially with schizophrenic patients, and patients with personality disorders and psychopathy.

Dr. He started her academic career at the University of Nottingham with a focus on cognitive and behavioural dysfunctions in relation to individual differences and mental disorders. Her research translates fundamental animal learning theories to human diseases in which associative processes are disordered.

This research was further developed at Warwick Medical School, at the IoPPN, KCL, and Aberystwyth University. The research specializes in mHealth in mental health, in which she aims to understand objective measurements for patients with mental illness; to contribute and develop technology-facilitated, self-management system for the patients; to explore the risk factors, predictions, and preventions for the patients.

Teaching Interests

  1. 22/23 Dissertation and Research Methods (September Cohort, 2 Terms) (PSYM086-SPR)
  2. 22/23 Child and Adolescent Mental Health (PSY3026-STD)
  3. PSYM132 With Young People in Mind: Clinical, Community or Educational Placement
  4. PSY105 Understanding Children and Young People’s Distress

External Roles

External examiner at Derby University

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD in Psychology, University of Nottingham

23 Jan 200711 Apr 2011

Award Date: 11 Apr 2011

Supervised by
  • Cassaday, Helen

External positions

External examiner, University of Derby

20 Oct 2022 → …


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