Xinran Du

Xinran Du

Postgraduate researcher

University of Exeter


I am a PhD student in psychology at the University of Exeter. Under the supervision of Dr Andrew Livingstone and Dr Anna Adlam, my research focuses on investigating whether the experience of feeling understood by others can help with promoting international students’ wellbeing and social inclusion in UK higher education. I am also interested in Open Science, and currently I am an organiser of ReproducibiliTea Exeter.

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  • Felt understanding
  • Intergroup relations
  • Social identity
  • Mental health
  • Open Science
  • MRes in Psychology, 2020

    University of Manchester

  • BSc in Applied Psychology, 2019

    Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Recent Publications

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(2023). Felt understanding as a bridge between social identity and wellbeing among international University students. In PsyArXiv.


Open Science


Coding For Reproducible Research community at University of Exeter
Nov 2022 – Present Exeter, United Kingdom

Deliver “Introduction to R” workshop to PhDs and ECRs.

  • Content includes R basics, data wrangling etc.
  • Facilitate hybrid session, help both in-person and online participants.
ReproducibiliTea Exeter
Jan 2021 – Present Exeter, United Kingdom

Responsibilities include:

  • Organise journal club events among PhDs and ECRs
  • Facilitate discussions on papers about Open Science
  • Deliver workshops on practices for Reproducible Science (e.g., pre-registration)
Postgraduate Teaching Assistant
University of Exeter
Feb 2021 – Present Exeter, United Kingdom

Help module convenors with teaching. Modules include:

  • Social Psychology Practical
  • Methods and Statistics in Psychology
  • Introduction to Statistics