Ning Song

Ning Song


After gaining a BSc in Applied Psychology in China, I had an insterest in exploring psychology in a school setting and completed an MEd in Psychology of Education at the University of Bristol.

Four years of work experience stimulated my interest in adolencent mental health in a cross-cultural context. After gaining an MSc in Mental Health: Cultural and Global Perspectives in Mental Health Care at the Queen Mary University of London, I began studying for my Phd at the University of Leeds in 2020.

While being a full-time postgraduate researcher, I have also tutored undergraduate modules in the School of Medicine. I have also volunteered at Mind, helping people with mental health difficulties, since 2019.  

Research interests

My research focuses on mental health stigma in Chinese young people to improve understanding of mental health stigma and develop an intervention to reduce it. It explores not only experiences and opinions about mental health stigma but also a suitable anti-stigma intervention for young people adapted to the Chinese context.

In brief, my research interests include:

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Mental health inequality
  • Digital interventions
  • Cultural adaptation
  • Qualitative research methods



  • MSc Mental Health
  • MEd Psychology of Education
  • BSc Applied Psychology

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences