I joined Keele University as a lecturer in October 2019. I received my PhD and MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from the University of York. After obtaining my PhD, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher at National Taiwan University (2013-14) and at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University (2015-16), and as a lecturer at Bournemouth University (2017-19) prior to joining Keele.  

My research include investigative interviews with vulnerable populations, working with families in challenging circumstances, as well as cognitive factors influencing investigative decision making. I am passionate about using knowledge to help solve real-world issues and challenges, and I can provide consultancy and training to legal professionals and can serve as an expert witness.

Research and scholarship

My research areas gravitate around factors influencing child functioning in socio-cultural and legal contexts, and how such socio-cultural factors influence children’s statements during forensic interviews. Other than children, I also examine the experiences of other vulnerable populations' experiences in the criminal justice system, and how people make judgments about these vulnerable people's statements. My research usually adopts multi-disciplinary, multi-method design (questionnaires, experiments, behavioural observations, interviews and transcript analyses), and has strong applications for psychological, forensic, educational and social-work practices. 

Relevant to my research expertise, I also serve in a number of external committee to help improve legal and professional practices, including serving as an Advisory Council member for the International Guidelines on Non-Coercive Interviewing and Associated Safeguards, by the Anti-Torture Initiative (ATI), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR); external consultant for child witness/victim forensic interviewing practice for Ministry of Health and Welfare as well as Ministry of Justice in Taiwan. 

Journal reviews:

Child Maltreatment, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Psychology, Crime & Law, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Journal of Child Custody, British Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology and Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking.


Year 1
  • PSY10033 - Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology
  • PSY10036 - Introduction to Research Design for Psychology
Year 2
  • PSY20046 - The Psychology of Crime, Investigation, and Punishment
  • PSY 20012 - Developmental and Social PsychologyYear 3
Year 3
  • PSY30061 - Final year research project
  • PSY30126 - The Psychology of Deviance
  • PSY40046 - Advanced Study in Child Development

  • Module Leader PSY-20012 Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-10031 Introduction to Statistics for Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-10033 Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-20046 Psychology of Crime Investigation & Punishment
  • Module Team Member PSY-30067 Individual Differences and Conceptual Issues
  • Module Team Member PSY-30123 Faces Forgetting and Forensic Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-30126 Psychology of Developmentaliance
  • Module Team Member PSY-40071 Advanced Study in Child Development


Peer-reviewed journal

  • Huang, C.Y& Shih, C.H. (2020) The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Eyewitness Identification Practice in Police Officers – A Self-Report Survey Study. Psychology, Crime & Law. Doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2020.1744602
  • Huang, C.Y., Sirikantraporn, J.S., Pichayayothin, N.B. & Turner-Cobb, J.C. (2020) Parental Attachment, Adult Romantic Attachment and Marital Satisfaction: An Examination of Cultural Context in Taiwanese and Thai Heterosexual Couples. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17(3), 692. Doi:10.3390/ijerph17030692
  • Hsieh, Y. P., Wei, H. S., Hwa, H. L, Shen, A. C. T., Feng, J. Y. & Huang, C.Y. (2020) Associations between Child Maltreatment, Dysfunctional Family Environment, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Children’s Bullying Perpetration in a National Representative Sample in Taiwan. Journal of Family Violence. Doi: 10.1007/s10896-020-00144-6 
  • Huang C.Y. &, Bull, R. (2020) Applying Hierarchy of Expert Performance (HEP) to Investigative Interview Evaluation – Strengths, Challenges and Future Directions. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Doi: 10.1080/13218719.2020.1770634
  • Zeng, F.J. Huang, C.Y., & Bull, R. (2020) Police Interview of Suspects in China: Development and Analyses. International Journal of Police Science and Management. DOI: 10.1177/1461355720947548
  • Huang, C.Y., Hsieh, Y.P., Shen, A.C.T., Wei, H.S., Feng, J.Y., Hwa, H.L. & Feng, J.Y. (2019) Relationships Between Parent-reported Parenting, Child-perceived Parenting and Children’s Mental Health in Taiwanese Children. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(6), 1049. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16061049
  • Feng, J. Y. Hsieh, Y. P., Hwa, H. L, Huang, C.Y. Wei, H. S., & Shen, A. C. T. (2019) Childhood Poly-victimization and Children's Health: A Nationally Representative Study. Child Abuse & Neglect, 91, 88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2019.02.013
  • Li, X., Huang, C.Y. & Shen, A.C.T. (2019) Romantic Involvement and Adolescents’ Academic and Psychosocial Functioning in Chinese Societies. Children and Youth Service Review, (96), 108-117. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.11.036
  • Hsieh, Y. P., Wei, H. S., Hwa, H. L, Shen, A. C. T., Feng, J. Y. & Huang, C.Y. (2018). Internet Addiction: A Closer Look at Multidimensional Parenting Practices and Child Mental Health. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. doi:10.1089/cyber.2018.0435
  • Hsieh, Y. P., Wei, H. S., Hwa, H. L, Shen, A. C. T., Feng, J. Y. & Huang, C.Y. (2018). The Effects of Peer Victimization on Children's Internet Addiction and Psychological Distress: The Moderating Roles of Emotional and Social Intelligence. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi:10.1007/s10826-018-1120-6
  • Huang, C.Y. (2018) Assessment of offender recidivism, treatment and rehabilitation- Theories and practical applications in the UK. Taiwan Prosecutor Review, 23, 90-101. (in Mandarin)
  • Huang, C.Y., Shen, A.C.T., Hsieh, Y.P., Feng, J.Y., Wei, H.S., Hwa, H.L. & Feng, J.Y. (2017) Cultural Perspectives on Parenting, Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health in Taiwanese Children. International Journal of Emotional Education, 9(2), 4-16.
  • Huang, C.Y., Cheah, C. L., Lamb, M.E., Zhou, N. (2017) Associations between Parenting Styles and Perceived Child Effortful Control within Chinese Families in the U.S., the U.K., and Taiwan. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(6), 795–812. doi: 10.1177/0022022117706108.
  • Hsieh, Y. P., Shen, A. C. T., Wei, H. S., Feng, J. Y., Huang, C.Y., & Hwa, H. L. (2016). Multidimensional victimizations and internet addiction among Taiwanese children. Chinese Journal of Psychology, 58(4), 217-231.
  • Wei, H.S., Shen, A.C.T., Hwa, H.L., Hsieh, Y. P., Feng, J.Y., & Huang, C.Y. (2016) Physical Conditions and Special Needs as Risk Factors of Peer Victimization Among School Children. Journal of School Nursing. Doi:10.1177/1059840516649237  
  • Shen, A.C.T., Hwa, H.L., Feng, J.Y., Hsieh, Y. P., Wei, H.S., Huang, C.Y. & Feng, Y.J. (2016) Who Gets Protection? A National Study of Multiple Victimization and Child Protection Among Taiwanese Children. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 1-25. Doi: 10.1177/0886260516670885
  • Huang, C.Y. & Lamb, M. E. (2015) Acculturation and Parenting in First-Generation Chinese Immigrants in the United Kingdom. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 46,150-167. doi:10.1177/0022022114555763
  • Hsieh, Y.P., Shen, A.C.T., Hwa, H.L., Feng, J.Y., Wei, H.S & Huang, C.Y. (2015) Associations between child maltreatment, PTSD, and internet addiction among Taiwanese students. Computers in Human Behavior, 56, 209-214. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2015.11.048
  • Huang, C.Y. & Lamb, M. E. (2014) Are Chinese Children More Compliant? Examination of the Cultural Difference in Observed Maternal Control and Child Compliance. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 507-533. doi:10.1177/0022022113513652

Peer-reviewed book chapters

  • Huang, C.Y. (2017) Resilience in Taiwan: The Shaping Forces of Its Diverse Cultural Context and Beliefs about Adversity. In Rich, G., & Sirikantraporn, J (Eds.), Human Strengths and Resilience: Cross-Cultural and International Perspectives, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Huang, C.Y. (2016) Cross-cultural differences in the use of disciplinary methods among Chinese, immigrant Chinese and English mothers. In C. Roland-Lévy, P. Denoux, B. Voyer, P. Boski & W. K. Gabrenya Jr. (Eds.), Unity, diversity and culture: Research and Scholarship Selected from the 22nd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (pp. 393-398). Melbourne, Florida USA: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Accessed via
  • Andrews, S. J., Huang, C.Y., Krähenbühl, S. & Hermolle, M. (in press) Chapter 2, Child Exploitation: Interviewing Children and Other Vulnerable Witnesses. In C. Scott & B. Bradford Eds. Impacts in Psychology series on Policing and Crime Prevention.
  • Chuang, S. S., Li, X. & Huang, C.Y. (in press) Immigrant Chinese Families in North America.
  • Chuang, S. S., Huang, C.Y., Li, X., Shen, A.C.T., Zhu, M., Ng, A., & Feng, J. Y. (in press) “Location, location, location”: Critically exploring the macro- and exo-levels to contextualize Chinese fathers in four geolocations.

Media articles


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