Candy Liu is a research assistant with the Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program. She has over 4 years’ experience working as a research assistant in a developmental psychopathology clinic, an early assessment research clinic and a social psychology lab.
Candy completed a BPsych(Hons) in 2017 at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Her honours thesis examined probabilistic reasoning and decision making in early childhood. Candy has also worked on a research project examining the relationship between child affective traits, conduct problems and parenting practices. Candy is a recipient of UNSW Summer Vacation Research Scholarship.
Alongside her research, Candy has strong clinical interests. Over the past 3 years, Candy has worked as a Senior Behaviour Therapist and Early Intervention Consultant, writing and implementing therapy programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has a strong background in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy as well as play-based approaches to early intervention under the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM). Candy is nationally accredited in crisis support and suicide prevention, and volunteers as a Telephone Crisis Supporter on weekends. Candy is kind-hearted and compassionate in her approach to helping others, both in a therapeutic and research setting. She is happily committed to her work supporting at-risk, culturally and ethnically diverse populations.