Shihui Yu

Shihui Yu


I graduated from Xi'an Physical Education University with a BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology, and a Merit in MSc Psychological Approaches to Health at the University of Leeds. I am currently undertaking a Ph.D. at the University of Leeds in infant feeding supervised by Professor Marion Hetherington.  

As a PGR rep and a member of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee in the School of Psychology, my interests lie not only in doing research but also in bringing PGRs together within our school, to create a sense of community where we call home.

Research interests

My master's project focused on the satiation process in which we explored the association between eating cessation (measured by the Reasons Individuals Stop Eating Questionnaire, AKA RISE-Q) and other eating traits including Satiety Responsiveness (AEBQ), mindful eating traits, and interoception.

My Ph.D. project aims to explore the impact of the baby translator on the improvement of maternal responsiveness towards infant appetite cues. In this project, we want to examine if individuals who are good at identifying their own internal satiation cues would be better at recognising infant appetite cues.

We also want to investigate if an individual's ability to recognise an infant's hunger and satiation cues could improve after learning. In addition, we are very interested in the difference between individuals with different characteristics such as BMI, parents vs. non-parents, breastfeeding vs. formula-feeding, wellbeing and mental status, etc. 

Research interests:

  • Human appetite
  • Satiation/satiety
  • Mindful eating
  • Interoceptive awareness
  • Infant feeding
  • Responsive feeding
  • Childhood obesity.


  • M.Sc. Psychological Approaches to Health (Merit)
  • B.Sc. Applied Psychology (Hons)
  • B.A Journalism (Hons, secondary degree)