About

 Dr Wendy Li is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in College of Healthcare Sciences at James Cook University, Australia. Prior to her current appointment she was a Teaching Fellow in School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, a Counsellor at the Asian Services of the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand, and a Senior Lecturer at Guangdong Women’s Polytechnic College in China. Dr Li is currently a Research Fellow of The Cairns Institute, JCU; an Associate of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building; a research associate with School of Psychology at the University of Waikato, New Zealand; and a Senior Research Consultant for Verité (a US-owned NGO) of the China Office. Dr Li has an extensive research experience and led projects in Australia, New Zealand and China in areas of ageing, mental health, intergroup relations and discrimination, migration and refugee, and problem gambling and substance abuse.

Dr Li has won external and internal grants worth more than $165,000 since she joined JCU in 2011. She was one of the five recipients of the JCU Rising Stars Early Career Researcher Leadership Program in 2012.  She was awarded a Research Performance Award by Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences in 2012 in recognition of her research excellence. Dr Li has served as Deputy Managing Editor of the Journal of Tropical Psychology and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology  and International Journal of Social Work and Social Services.

Dr Li has been active in voluntary sectors for many years in Australia and New Zealand. She was the founding Chairperson of the Hamilton Chinese Golden Age Society of New Zealand. Dr Li is currently the President of the Townsville Chinese Club, a Committee Member of Townville Sisters Cities Program and a Member of the Inclusive Community Advisory Committee for the Townsville City Council.

Teaching
  • PY2018: Intercultural Psychology and Cross Cultural Communication (Level 2; CNS, SIN & TSV)
  • PY5017: Psychosocial Elements of Ageing (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Active in voluntary sectors for many years in both Australia and New Zealand.
Research
  • Ageing and geriatric mental health, social policy and ageing.
  • Cultural diversity and discrimination.
  • Intergroup relations, migrant and refugee mental health.
  • Problem gambling and addiction.
Experience
  • 2015 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2011 to 2014 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Australia)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Researcher/Teaching Fellow, University of Waikato (New Zealand)
  • 2004 to 2007 - Counsellor/Researcher, Asian Services at the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (New Zealand)
  • 1999 to 2002 - Senior Lecturer, Guangdong Women’s Polytechnic College (China)
Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
Honours
Awards
  • 2017 - James Cook University Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • 2017 - James Cook University Inclusive Practice Award
  • 2015 - Certificate of Appreciation from Townsville City Council for my contribution to the Townsville Sister City Program
  • 2013 - Appreciation Award for my service to the Townsville community by the Townsville Intercultural Centre
  • 2012 - Research Performance Award by Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences, JCU
  • 2012 - James Cook University Rising Stars Early Career Researcher Leadership Program
  • 2009 - Best paper at the Annual Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Conference, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • 2008 - Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship by the New Zealand Tertiary Education Committee
  • 2007 - First Prize of the Social Research Post Graduate Poster Competition at the 3rd New Zealand Social Policy, Research and Evaluation (SPRE) conference
Fellowships
  • 2015 - Associate of WHO Collaborating Centres for Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Capacity Building
  • 2013 - Research Fellow of The Cairns Institute, JCU
  • 2010 - Research Associate of School of Psychology, the University of Waikato, New Zealand
Memberships
  • 2017 - Editorial Board of the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology
  • 2017 - Treasurer of the Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • 2014 - Committee Member of the Townsville Sister City Committee
  • 2014 - Editorial Board of the International Journal of Social Work and Social Services
  • 2014 - President of the Townsville Chinese Club
  • 2014 - Committee Member of the Inclusive Community Advisory Committee for Townsville City Council
  • 2014 - Network Member of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford
  • 2013 - Associate Managing Editors of the Journal of Tropical Psychology
  • 2013 - Committee Member of Townsville Intercultural Centre
  • 2011 - Member of The Refugee Council of Australia
  • 2010 - Task Force on Indigenous Psychology (Division 32, Society of Humanistic Psychology, APA)
  • 2009 - International Society of Critical Health Psychology
  • 2008 to 2010 - Founding Chairperson of the Hamilton Chinese Golden Age Society of New Zealand
Other
  • 2013 - Senior Research Consultant for Verité (a US-owned NGO), China Office, China
Publications

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Health and Family Planning Bureau of Foshan City, China - Grant

Mental Health Among Medical Professionals in Foshan City, China

Indicative Funding
$11,000 (administered by Australia China Culture & Education Exchange Centre)
Summary
This project aims to investigate mental health among medical professionals in Foshan City, China. The mental health of physicians is now recognised as a serious issue in China after a number of high profile incidences in which doctors have been attacked by patients. Of course, being a high stress occupation, mental health issues caused by professional stress and burnout have always been present among medical professionals. This study seeks to use a mix-methods approach to explore such issues.
Investigators
Wendy Li, Alan Clough, Edward Helmes, Beryl Buckby, G Xie, Xinyi Huang and Peng Li in collaboration with K Jackson (College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, The Third Peoples Hospital of Foshan City, Guangdong Pharmaceutical University and Guangzhou University)
Keywords
Mental Health; Anxiety; Stress; Depression; Job Satisfaction; China; Medical Professionals

Townsville City Council - T150 - Anniversary Grant Program

Your Stories, Our Histories: 150 Years of Mixed Marriages and War Brides in Townsville and their Contricution to the Success of Multiculturalism in Townsville

Indicative Funding
$9,000
Summary
Using archival materials available at the National Archives of Australia, CityLibraries and interviewing of families involved in mixed marriages, a clear picture of the multicultural landscape in Townsville and north Queensland over the last 150 years will be recorded and examined. We search the past and map the present through an exhibition of photographs, documents and other artefacts, and public lectures on the rich multicultural history of Townsville. Using focus group discussions and interviews, as well as a survey of residents, we vision the future of our city. Another public lecture will be held on this, and a final copy of the report will be included in the CityLibraries Repository for future reference of the public at large.
Investigators
Wendy Li and Amy Forbes in collaboration with Annette Burns (College of Healthcare Sciences, College of Arts, Society & Education and Townsville City Council)
Keywords
Multiculturalism; Townsville; History; Mixed marriage; Migration
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  • Pornography Consumption Among Men and it's Influence on Men's Attitudes Toward Women, Sex and Relationships. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • An Investigation into (Extra) Regional Characteristics That Give Rise to Fly-In Fly-Out and the Cause of Differing Community Attitudes Associated with Fly-In Fly-Out Impacts. (PhD , Associate Advisor)
  • Perinatal Depression in Fathers: A Mixed Method Perspective (PhD , Primary Advisor)
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