Cindy Quan

Cindy Quan
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

Cindy is a first-year doctoral student in Clinical-Lifespan Psychology. Her research interests cover a range of topics, including issues related to acculturation and enculturation processes, family relationships, and mental health. For her master’s research, she examined similarities and differences in cultural profiles of immigrant siblings and the effects of culture on sibling adjustment. The focus of her research draws on theoretical and empirical developments in cultural and clinical psychology, in order to better understand how cultural factors shapes mental health.


Representative Presentations

Costigan, C. Quan C., Ferguson, G. M., (2018, July) Remote Enculturation: Measuring the diverse ways in which individuals learn about their heritage culture from afar. Paper presented at International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, ON.

Quan, C. Costigan, C. (2017, June). Comparing the Acculturation Profiles of Immigrant Siblings. Poster presented at Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Toronto, ON.

Quan, C. Swift, V. Peterson, J. (2016, May). Emotion Regulation: The Effect of Co-Attention on Re-appraisal. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, United States.


Recent Awards

2018                Graduate Award, University of Victoria

2017                President’s Research Scholarship, University of Victoria

2017                SSHRC - Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship

2016                Graduate Award, University of Victoria

2014                International Course Module Research Scholarship, University of Toronto

2014                Summer Exchange Award, National University of Singapore