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Dr Yihan Xu

Research Advisor

Yihan is a Research Advisor in the Communities, Education and Health team. She synthesises scientific evidence, designs and evaluates online and field trials to inform and improve public health and education policies. She has worked on projects that aim to enhance the government’s response to COVID-19, add five healthy years to UK citizens, encourage student engagement in Leeds, and empower informer care-givers in Essex.

Prior to joining BIT, Yihan investigated how to nudge people to make better health and financial choices during her PhD in Nanyang Technological University and conducted epidemiological research during her Master in Pompeu Fabra University.

She also has project management and consulting experience in science communication and corporate social responsibility.