Sici Zhuang

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Sici is pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Clinical Psychology in the School of Psychological Science at The University of Western Australia. Her PhD research project investigates camouflaging/masking in autistic people and the psychological and sociocultural influences in camouflaging and its relationship with mental health and well-being. She is supervised by Associate Professor Iliana MagiatiProfessor Murray Maybery, and Dr Diana Tan. Her PhD research is supported by the University of Western Australia International Fee Scholarship (2021-2024) and the University Postgraduate Award (2021-2024). Her broader clinical and research interests include the mental health and emotional well-being of autistic people, as well as understanding the neurocognitive and psychosocial mechanisms implicated in the development and maintenance of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder and related conditions. As an aspiring clinical psychologist, Sici enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families to support them to achieve their goals.

Before joining UWA in 2021, Sici worked as an associate psychologist at the Ministry of Education, Singapore, for over two years, where she worked closely with parents and teachers to support students with learning needs. She was the recipient of the Kent Ridge Undergraduate Merit Scholarship (2014-2018) that funded her Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in Psychology at the National University of Singapore. She graduated as the Class of 2018 Valedictorian and received the Jazmyn Chelliah Medal and Prize for being the Best Overall Psychology Honours Graduate. She is currently a student member of the Australasian Society for Autism Research and the Australian Psychological Society.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, B.Soc.Sci. (Hons. with Highest Distinction), National University of Singapore


Award Date: 19 Jul 2018

Industry keywords

  • Children and Young People
  • Health
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Autism and autistic traits
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Camouflaging
  • Anxiety and autism
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Clinical psychology


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