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Rongqin Yu


Senior Researcher

My research focuses on examining the link between mental illnesses and criminal behaviours. I am currently working at Professor Seena Fazel's Forensic Psychiatry group. My main work focuses on developing and validating violence and suicide risk assessment tools (, conducting epidemiological studies examining the link between mental illnesses, violence, and suicide, and exploring effects of imprisonment.   

Another focus of my work is on resilience. I investigate links between individual characteristics and psychosocial outcomes such as psychiatric disorders, violent outcomes, and psychosocial outcomes. I examine whether individual characteristics, such as biological markers and personality characteristics, can make people differentially susceptible to adverse environments and have different developmental outcomes. 

Our recent paper on Mental Disorders and Intimate Partner Violence can be found at:

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