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Dr. Steve Lui obtained his Master with Distinction in Mental Health Nursing from the Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Huddersfield in January 2022. He received his Master of Science in Health Service Research from University of York and Master of Science in Medicinal Chemistry from University of Loughborough. He completed his PhD studies with Prof. Eric Blyth at the University of Huddersfield in 2015 on “Infertility patients’ motivation for and experiences of cross border reproductive services: an asynchronous online investigation”.

Before joining the University of Huddersfield, Steve Lui taught at the University of Bradford and University of Leeds and conducted research into smoking cessation (Health Action Zone) and substance misuse (Department of Health).

Steve Lui contributes to Research Excellence Framework 2021 (REF2021) and the development of the research agenda for the School of Human and Health Sciences. He published high impacted reviews with the Cochrane Drug and Alcohol and Schizophrenia groups and peer reviewed papers.

Steve Lui is an active member of the Nursing and Midwifery Suicide Research Oversight Group and Mental Health Nurse Academics UK. His research areas include the integration between physical health impacts upon mental health service users and loneliness amongst the commuting University students.

Steve Lui has considerable experience at supervising students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He supervised several PhD students to completion. He would welcome enquires from students wishing to study PhD in: physical health and mental health, promoting person centred care and self-management of health issues.

Steve Lui research skills include Cochrane Systematic Methodology (Risk of bias and meta-analysis, RevMan 5), SPSS and NVivo. Steve Lui has led on and contributed towards local authorities and Department of Health projects which required extensive project management and negotiating access to data skills.

Steve Lui has PhD candidates’ completion and candidates have utilised quantitative and qualitative research methods; mixed research methods in applied research; questionnaire and semi-structured interview design; face to face interviews and focus groups; designing and conducting postal and telephone surveys; asynchronous email interviews, participant observation; systematic reviews.

Steve Lui has written research bids; and report writing and presentations (academic, practitioner and general audiences). Steve Lui was a panel review member for the Athena Swan, Equality Challenge Unit for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and University Senate member. This required Steve Lui to evaluate, scrutinise and report on their strategy for HEIs on their culture and attitudes in addressing equality agenda.

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
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Evidence Based Practice; Systematic Review
  • Infertility
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health; Substance Misuse
  • Wound care


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