Cindy Chan joined PRU in June 2019 as an Assistant Research Psychologist on the gameChange trial. gameChange aims to help transform the lives of individuals with psychosis by putting powerful automated virtual reality psychological treatment into NHS mental health services. The project is a winner of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Mental Health Challenge Award.
She has over 10 years of experience working in mental health. Prior to her current role, she has worked in forensic, inpatient, community and rehabilitation services in both clinical and research capacity. She is experienced in working with clients of different ages and needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Personality Disorder, Substance Misuse, Women Service, Later life and Dementia.
Cindy Chan graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a BSc degree in Psychology and completed an MSc Forensic Psychology at University of Central Lancashire in the following year. Cindy is currently self-funding a PhD in Online Sexual Exploitation at University of Central Lancashire and will apply for Clinical Psychology Training upon submission.
Cindy is an advocate for diversity and inclusion and is a member of the Trust’s BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) network. She also supports the LGBTQ community and champions for service users’ rights. She is a firm believer in education and that challenging stigma and stereotypes are crucial in achieving equality.
In her free time, Cindy enjoys the electronic music scene and fitness training. She also practices yoga and has completed the MBCT programme in mindfulness.