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2010 Postgraduate Certificate in Education
2005 PhD in Nursing
2001 MSc in Health Sciences
1997 Higher diploma in English
1993 Higher diploma in Preventive Medicine
1983 Diploma in Nursing


Juping Yu has extensive clinical experience in China before she moved to Britain in 2000. She completed her doctoral research at the University of Stirling, which examined social and cultural influences on the attitudes towards sexual behaviour held by British-born Chinese teenagers in Scotland. Juping joined the Genomics Policy Unit, University of Glamorgan in 2005. Her current work centres around two main themes: compassionate patient care; health and wellbeing across the lifespan.


  • Developing and contributing to high quality proposals for external research funding
  • Undertaking literature reviews and research
  • Writing papers for publication
  • Developing and maintaining strong networks with other researchers at national and international levels
  • Undertaking some teaching and post-graduate supervision


Yu J, Saltus R & Jarvis P (2017) Perceived inequalities in care and support for older women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds in Wales: findings from a survey exploring dignity from service providers’ perspectives. Ethnicity and Health, Doi: 10.1080/13557858.2017.1399200

Yu J, Saltus R & Jarvis P (2017) A survey of service providers’ views on care and support provision for older women from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds in Wales: Implications for policy and practice. Health Care for Women International, 38(7): 715-731.

Liu H, Yu J, Chen Y, et al. (2016) Sexual function in cervical cancer patients: psychometric properties and performance of a Chinese version of the Female Sexual Function Index. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20, 24-30.

Yu J (2012) Teenage sexual attitudes and behaviour in China: a literature review. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20(6), 561-582.

Yu J (2012) A systematic review of issues around antenatal screening and prenatal diagnostic testing for genetic disorders: women of Asian origin in western countries. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20(4), 329-346.

Yu J, Taverner N & Madden K (2011) Young people’s views on sharing health-related stories on the Internet. Health and Social Care in the Community, 19(3), 326-334.

Iredale R, Madden K, Taverner N, Yu J & McDonald K (2010) The GAMY Project: young people’s attitudes to genetics in the South Wales valleys. HUGO, 4, 49-60.

Yu J (2010) An overview of the sexual behaviour of adolescents and young people in contemporary China. Australian Medical Journal, 3(7), 397-403.

Yu J (2010) Sex education beyond school: Implications for practice and research. Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 10(2), 187-199.

Yu J (2010) Young people of Chinese origin in western countries: A systematic review of their sexual attitudes and behaviour. Health and Social Care in the Community, 18(2), 117-128.

Yu J (2009) Qualitative research on the attitudes toward teenage sexual behaviour of Chinese British families: Methodological issues. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20(2), 156-163.

Yu J & Kirk M (2009) Evaluation of empathy measurement tools in nursing: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65(9), 1790-1806.

Yu J & Kirk M (2008) Measurement of empathy in nursing research: systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 64(5), 440-454.

Yu J (2008) Perspectives of Chinese British adolescents on sexual behaviour within their socio-cultural contexts in Scotland. Diversity in Health and Social Care, 5(3), 177-186.

Yu J (2007) British-born Chinese teenagers: The influence of Chinese ethnicity on their attitudes towards sexual behaviour. Nursing and Health Sciences, 9(1), 69-75.

Yu J (2007) School sex education: Views within British-Chinese families. Asian Journal of Nursing, 10(3), 171-178.


Research Interests

  • Compassion, empathy and dignity in patient care
  • Cultural diversity and equality
  • Genetic healthcare
  • Antenatal screening
  • Qualitative research methods

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