Dr Xue (Snow)   Li
Research Associate

Dr Xue (Snow) Li

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Health Communication

Master of Public Health

PhD titled understanding mental health service interaction for individuals with complex support needs

Office of Medical Education

Dr Snow has a disciplinary background in psychology and public health, focusing on the integration of mental health care. Snow has a PhD in Psychiatry in which she examined the mental health service interactions for people with complex support needs using mixed research methods, including interrogation of large linked datasets, analysis of factors associated with emergency department presentation and psychiatric readmission, and focus groups of key service providers. 

Snow is also passionate about conversations and innovations in health technology. She has launched two health start-ups, and she is a mentor at the UNSW Founders program. 

Current research projects:

  • Lead investigator for international research collaboration project titled: Exploring the use of wi-fi in falls detection
  • Principle investigator for project titled: Enabling Disability: Mobilising Autonomous Technologies for Inclusive Participation of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Living with Disability (ARC Linkage grant)
  • Project officer for Mental Health Literacy Initiative 

Broad Research Areas:
Mental Health, disability, health technology, health system 


Specific Research Keywords:
Mental health service, Health Services Research, Intellectual Disability, Knowledge Translation



  • Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Xue (Snow) Li
    Li X; Srasuebkul P; Reppermund S; Trollor J, 2018, 'Emergency department presentation and readmission after index psychiatric admission: A data linkage study', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018613


Winner of 2018 UNSW Medicine HDR mentor program
Postgraduate research student representative for UNSW Medicine research committee
Winner of Global ConsenSys MBA Blockchain Venture Competition