Biru Zhou holds a Ph.D. in Psychology since 2014. After her postdoctoral training at the University of Montreal, she joined the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF) in the summer of 2016 as Associate Director. Biru’s previous work has explored sociocultural determinants of mental health in different cultural contexts. Specifically, she examined cultural influences of self-concepts on symptoms of social anxiety, and how social support processes among peers differ in different cultural contexts. During her postdoctoral training, she expanded her research to investigate the social and psychological consequences of workplace aggression and violence, such as work-family conflicts and PTSD. Methodologically, she is interested in dyadic data analysis, multiple mediation and conditional process modeling. Upon joining CRCF, she would like to bring her expertise in quantitative and cross-cultural research to facilitate future and on-going projects in the centre.