Tina Wu, Ph.D., RCC, RSW

Associate Professor of Leadership

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms (1 Peter 4:10). As a Christian, I am a passionate believer in serving others throughout my career as an educator, researcher, and clinician.  It is evident in my teaching and research to ensure the well-being of students, and meeting healthy aging, healthcare needs & quality of life of research collaborators."

Dr. Wu joined the TWU Master of Arts Program in 2010 and has a clinical partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority EFAP program. Dr. Wu is a registered member of the BC College of Social Workers and BC Clinical Counsellor Association. She is a scholar and clinician with decades of research and clinical experience in the areas of healthcare Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI), healthcare needs and utilization of Chinese-speaking immigrants in BC, assessment and evaluation both quantitatively and qualitatively, and cross-cultural research in healthcare needs and leadership practice.  

Dr. Wu has served internationally as an educator and consultant. She was the president of Dr. Wu Clinical Counselling and Consulting Group, former Director and Associate Professor for the Social Work Department and Research Centre of Shih-Chien University, and Chairman and Associate Professor for Ming Shin University of Science and Technology.  In addition, she sits on several international Editorial Boards for knowledge translation purposes and to provide consultation to the next generation of researchers and scholars (https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8873-3692)

Dr. Wu’s is a practitioner of thinking truthfully and acting justly. Her recent research focuses on the healthcare utilization of minorities to bring Diversity Equity and Inclusion to the BC healthcare system, quality of life of mature adults, and intergenerational integration education for mental health support.

Currently, she teaches graduate-level research methodology courses and employee engagement courses for the TWU Master of Arts in Leadership Program.  

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University (USA)


  • Leadership Assessment, Development, and Training
  • Residential Care and Quality of Life      
  • Family Dynamic/Therapy
  • Mental Health & Healthy Aging
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Spirituality & Positive Aging   
  • Measurement & Program Evaluation/Quality Assurance    
  • Patient Needs Assessment/Outcome Research (Quantitative & Qualitative Research).
  • Employee Engagement & Transformational Servant Leadership/Business Consultation/Leading Change and Innovation.

  • Guest Editor, the MDPI journals (MERIT, ISSN 2673-8104)  https://www.mdpi.com/journal/merits/special_issues/work_women
  • Research Associate, UBC,  Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Member, Editorial Board of Rajagiri Journal for Social Development in India
  • Member, Advisory Board of Stella Maris College International Journal
  • Member, Editorial Board of English Journal of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine 
  • Peer-Review Editor, International Leadership Association of America
  • Member, Editorial Board, Health Services Insight Journal, Sage Publications
  • Dragon Den Judge, Young Entrepreneur Contest, Richmond Public Library
  • Member, Office of the Senior Advocate, Province of British Columbia
  • Book Reviewer, Connecting Policy to Practice in Human Services, Oxford Publishing Co., Canada
  • Member, Canadian Dementia Resource & Knowledge Exchange, Canada.
  • Consultant, BCHS, BC Health Executive Leader Services, BC, Canada.

Awards & Honors

  • PI Award, Michael Smith Research Institute. “Cross-cultural validation methods for generic PROMs”, BC, Canada (2020-2022)
  • Servant Leader Award, Richmond campus, Trinity Western University (2018)
  • Top 100 Educators, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England (2018)
  • Best Trainer Award, United Way of Taiwan, Taiwan (2017)
  • Best Supervisor Award, International Summer Practicum, Shih-Chien University, Taiwan (2008)
  • Best Teacher Award, Shih-Chien University, Department of Social Work, Taiwan (2007)
  • Winner, Edmonton Area Community Service Award, Girl Guides of Canada, Canada (2006)
  • Excellence in Leadership, Ming Hsin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan (2002)
  • Type A Outstanding Research Paper Award -NSC 85-2813-C-020-001-005), Awarded by the National Science Council in Taiwan, Taiwan  (1996)

Recent Publications

  • Wu, T. (2022). “Chinese Immigrants’ health beliefs and practice of TCM in BC of Canada”.  Paper accepted and will publish in the special issue of TCM in North America of Chinese Medicine & Culture (in progress).
  • Wu, T. (2022). “Mental health of Asian Women in BC during COVID-19”. Paper will submit to “Women and Work Leadership” journal (in progress). 
  • Wu, T., Zumbo, B., Sawatzky, R. (2021). Final Report for Patient-centered Measurement (PCM) Methods Cluster Project”. Report submitted to Michael Smith Health Research BC – Methods Cluster of BC Support Unit. 1-8.
  • Wu, T.  (2021). "The Importance of Adopting Leadership Concepts in Communicating Medicinal Culture of Chinese Medicine in the Western World”. English Journal of Chinese Medicine and Culture. 4:58-65.  DOI: 10.4103/CMAC.CMAC_8_21   
  • Wu, T.  (2018). “Mental Health Community Intervention Collaboration Project”.  Invited Speaker to Pathways International Inc. Richmond, BC, Canada. January – May, 2018.  
  • Wu, T.  (2017). “Elderly Care: The Canadian Experience”.  Cover Story Interview. Pallikkutam Magazine, Published February of 2017, 14-17, India.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • International Leadership Association
  • BC College of Social Workers
  • BC Clinical Counselling Association

  • LDRS 591: Scholarly Inquiry
  • LDRS 617: Employee Engagement and Stewardship
  • LDRS 612: Leading Change and Innovation
  • LDRS 634: Accountability and Performance
  • LDRS 697/698: Leadership Integration Project
  • Leadership Assessment & Development