Mr Xuan Luu

Mr Xuan Luu

Casual Research Assistant

School of Medicine and Public Health (Public Health)

Career Summary

Biography

Xuan is a Research Assistant in the School of Medicine and Public Health. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology, postgraduate certificates in higher education and mental health respectively, and a Master of Public Health with Distinction.

Xuan’s research interests include – but are not limited to – violence prevention, mental health promotion, health equity, and the wellbeing and welfare of students in higher education. He is particularly passionate about adopting qualitative approaches to better understand the strengths and needs of under-served populations, and applying public health approaches to pressing social issues that face our communities and societies. He is very open to collaboration with researchers, educators, and professionals who share an interest in any of these areas.

Xuan has taught at universities as a lecturer and tutor since 2012. His teaching experience has spanned fields such as health promotion, public health, medical ethics, health professional practice, mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation, and disability studies. He has received Faculty-level and University-level teaching awards for his contributions to supporting the student experience in higher education.

Xuan’s increasing research record includes peer-reviewed articles, national and international conference presentations and workshops, and competitively awarded grant funding.


Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Psychology, University of Western Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies, University of Sydney
  • Graduate Certificate in Mental Health, Southern Cross University

Keywords

  • Critical Public Health
  • Health Equity
  • Health Promotion
  • Health-Promoting Universities
  • Higher Education
  • Mental Health Promotion
  • Public Health
  • Qualitative Research
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Settings-Based Health Promotion
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Violence Prevention

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Awards

Award

Year Award
2009 Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service
University of Western Sydney

Scholarship

Year Award
2018 School of Medicine and Public Health Teaching and Learning Scholarship
School of Medicine & Public Health, Faculty of Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle | Australia

Teaching Award

Year Award
2014 Vice-Chancellor's Learning and Teaching Award for Support of the Student Experience
The University of Sydney
2013 Faculty of Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Award for Support of the Student Experience
The University of Sydney

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
HPRO6715 Foundations of Health Promotion
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of health promotion.
Course Coordinator 18/2/2019 - 16/12/2020
HPRO6900 Health Promotion Planning and Evaluation
Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Our communities and societies are facing new and complex challenges for health and wellbeing. These challenges require us to bring about evidence-informed interventions that can effectively meet health needs, address health inequities, and promote better health outcomes. Planning and evaluation are essential components of this work. In this course, you’ll be able to take a practical approach – from the initial selection of a health promotion strategy, through to documenting how you would plan, implement and disseminate that strategy at a community or population level. Throughout, we will consider and embed evaluation as an integral part of each of those steps along the way – rather than as something we simply undertake separately or at the end.
Course Coordinator 18/2/2019 - 16/12/2020
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Luu X, Dundas K, James EL, 'Opportunities and Challenges for Undergraduate Public Health Education in Australia and New Zealand', Pedagogy in Health Promotion, 5 199-207 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/2373379919861399
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Kate Dundas, Erica James
2016 Fernandez A, Howse E, Rubio-Valera M, Thorncraft K, Noone J, Luu X, et al., 'Setting-based interventions to promote mental health at the university: a systematic review.', Int J Public Health, 61 797-807 (2016)
DOI 10.1007/s00038-016-0846-4
Citations Web of Science - 26
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $79,938

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20181 grants / $23,012

Partnerships. Now. Always.: Empowering under-represented students from equity backgrounds as partners in campus-wide sexual violence prevention education$23,012

Funding body: Widening Participation Unit, Macquarie University

Funding body Widening Participation Unit, Macquarie University
Scheme LEAP Partnership Engagement Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20171 grants / $26,114

Keeping track: Finding an innovative solution for skills tracking in Veterinary Medicine$26,114

Funding body: Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), The University of Sydney

Funding body Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), The University of Sydney
Scheme Strategic Education Grant Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20141 grants / $5,000

Systematic review of settings-based approaches to promote mental wellbeing within universities$5,000

Funding body: Healthy Sydney University Initiative, The University of Sydney

Funding body Healthy Sydney University Initiative, The University of Sydney
Scheme Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20131 grants / $25,812

The Belong@FHS journey: Peer mentoring across the undergraduate lifecycle$25,812

Funding body: Social Inclusion Unit, The University of Sydney

Funding body Social Inclusion Unit, The University of Sydney
Scheme Widening Participation Grant Scheme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Mr Xuan Luu

Position

Casual Research Assistant
School of Medicine and Public Health
College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing

Focus area

Public Health

Contact Details

Email xuan.luu@newcastle.edu.au
Link Twitter

Office

Room Level 4 (West)
Building Hunter Medical Research Institute Building
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