Barry Tse

Barry Tse

Barry Tse



  • MSc Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK, 2016-2019
  • MBA, University of Queensland, Australia, 1995-1997
  • BBus Tourism, University of Ballarat, Australia, 1991-1994


After 27 years in the market research industry studying consumer psyche around Asia, Barry took on the challenge of pursuing his academic interest in studying the psychology of Buddhists. He is currently developing a psychometric scale to capture the level of religiosity of Buddhists – a nontheistic religion different from the monotheistic faiths in the Abrahamic traditions. Before embarking on his PhD journey, Barry worked in global market research firms for over a decade, ran his own research consultancy business with offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Bordeaux during its prime, and was a board member of a global research agency network. Barry is also an advocate of secular mindfulness and has been trained in the Oxford Mindfulness Centre to teach MBCT.

Thesis Title

The development and validation of a Buddhist religiosity scale using a combined emic and etic approach.

Advisory Panel

Primary: A/Prof Jonathan Ramsay, Secondary: Dr Kai Qin Chan, A/Prof Frederick Low; Advisor Mentor: A/Prof Denise Dillon


  • AusAsian Mental Health Research Group (AMHRG)
  • Mindfulness Lab @ JCU (ML@JCU)

Research Interests

  • Psychology of Religion – Buddhism – Buddhist religiosity
  • Mental Health –Well-being – Mindfulness-based programs and interventions