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Vivienne Du

Vivienne Du

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Dr Vivienne Wenchong Du is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology. She is the associate course leader for Applied Child Psychology. She is the module leader for several developmental psychology modules on both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She also teaches Research Methods and Intro Psychology.

Career overview

  • PhD in Psychology (University of Strathclyde, UK)
  • MSc in Educational Research (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • BSc in Applied Psychology (Beijing Normal University, China)

Research areas

Vivienne is a cognitive developmental psychologist. Her research interests are primarily in perceptual-motor action planning, learning of locomotion, and implicit learning, with a focus in vulnerable groups such as individuals with Developmental Coordination Disorder, dyslexia, and ADHD. Another major part of her research interests more lies in the practical area, including developing standardized psychological assessment for children, social impacts on maternal health and fetal well-being, and its association with children’s later developmental disorders.