Chen Zhu, PhD

职称:Assistant Professor

办公地址办公地址:C-1321/L3-1321, Zhili Building, Canghai Campus




研究领域研究领域(必填项):Delusions; Paranoia; Psychopathology and psychological intervention for psychotic symptoms and related abnormality.

  • Overview
  • Biography
  • Publications

Education and Occupation

2022.07Present Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, School of Psychology, Shenzhen University

2021.092022.05 Intern Psychotherapist, Department of Clinical Psychology, Beijing Anding Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing

2019.102021.08 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (hereinafter, CUHK), Hong Kong

2016.082019.09 Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, CUHK, Hong Kong

2014.082016.07 Master of Philosophy in Psychology, CUHK, Hong Kong

2011.092012.06 Education Abroad Exchange Program, University of California, San Diego, CA, the United States

2009.092013.12 Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Psychology, CUHK, Hong Kong. Minor in Philosophy.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

So, S. H., Zhu, C., Chau, A. K. C., Sun, X., Chiu, C.-D., Chan, R. C. K., & Leung, P. W. L. (2023). 18-month trajectories of delusional dimensions in young adults: Relationship with reasoning biases and worry. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132(2), 209–221. doi:10.1037/abn0000784 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

Ellett, L., Schlier, B., Kingston, J., Zhu, C., So, S., Lincoln, T., Morris, E., & Gaudiano, B. (2022). Pandemic Paranoia in the General Population: International Prevalence and Sociodemographic Profile. Psychological Medicine, 1-8. doi:10.1017/S0033291722002975 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

Chau, A. K. C., So, S. H., Sun, X., Zhu, C., Chiu, C. D., Chan, R. C., & Leung, P. W. L. (2022). A network analysis on the relationship between loneliness and schizotypy. Journal of Affective Disorders, 311,148-156. doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.057 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

So, S. H., Zhu, C., Lincoln, T. M., Gaudiano, B. A., Kingston, J. L., Ellett, L., & Morris, E. M. (2022). Pandemic paranoia, general paranoia, and their relationships with worry and beliefs about self/othersA multi-site latent class analysis. Schizophrenia Research, 241, 122-129. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2022.01.045 (SCI & SSCI, Q2)

Zhu, C., Kwok, N.T., Chan, T.C., Chan, G.H., & So, S.H. (2021). Inflexibility in reasoning: comparisons of cognitive flexibility, explanatory flexibility, and belief flexibility between schizophrenia and major depressive disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 609569. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2020.609569 (SCI & SSCI, Q2)

So, S.H., Chan, G.H., Wong, C.K., Ching, E.W., Lee, S.S., Wong, B.C., Zhu, C., Sun, X., Chung, L.K., Hung, A.Y., Wong, J.O., & Chan, S.S. (2021). A randomised controlled trial of metacognitive training for delusions, depression, and belief flexibility. Journal of Affective Disorders, 279, 388-397. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2020.09.126 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

Chau, A.K.C., Zhu, C., & So, S.H. (2019). Loneliness and the psychosis continuum: A meta-analysis on positive psychotic experiences and a meta-analysis on negative psychotic experiences. International Review of Psychiatry, 31(5-6), 471-490. doi: 10.1080/09540261.2019.1636005(SSCI, Q3)

Zhu, C., Sun, X., & So, S.H. (2018). Associations between belief inflexibility and dimensions of delusions: A meta-analytic review of two approaches to assessing belief flexibility. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 57(1), 59-81. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12154(SSCI, Q2)

Sun, X., Zhu, C., & So, S.H. (2017). Dysfunctional metacognition across psychopathologies: A meta-analytic review. European Psychiatry, 45, 139-153. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.05.029 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

Conference Proceedings & Posters

Zhu, C., & So, S. H. (April 2021). Differentiating Over-Mentalising in Patients with Delusions. 2021 Congress of the Schizophrenia International Research Society (SIRS 2021).

Zhu, C., & So, S. H. (August 2019). Over-Mentalisation and Delusions in Patients with Psychosis: A Meta-Analytic Review. 19th WPA World Congress of Psychiatry (WPA 2019), Lisbon, Portugal.

Zhu, C., & So, S. H. (2017). Belief inflexibility and dimensions of delusional beliefs in non-affective psychosis: Comparison with non-clinical meaningful beliefs. European Psychiatry, 41(S1), s846-s846. doi: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.01.2264 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

So, S., Peters, E., Swendsen, J., Zhu, C., Garety, P., & Kapur, S. (2015). Assessing Belief Flexibility with Experience Sampling Methodology in Patients with Acute Psychosis. European Psychiatry, 30(S1), 1-1. doi: 10.1016/S0924-9338(15)31861-7 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)

Wan, C., Zhu, C., Sun, X., & So, S. (2015). Reasoning Biases and the Development of Non-clinical Persecutory Ideations: A Systematic Review. European Psychiatry, 30(S1), 1-1. doi: 10.1016/S0924-9338(15)30192-9 (SCI & SSCI, Q1)


Co-Investigator of 2019/2020Dynamic Relationships Between Delusions and Cognitive Control a Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Investigation (No.14600319, General Research Fund)


2021The Early Career Award, Schizophrenia International Research Society

2020Research Fellowship Scheme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Undergraduate: Clinical Psychology

Postgraduate: Advanced Statistics in Psychology

Other Work

Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychiatry

Professional Society

Schizophrenia International Research Society

Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Accepting new graduate student in 2023.

Emails with self-introduction and cv are welcomed.

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