Research Expertise

Research Expertise

Our research has extensive implications for teaching practice, school policies and educational reforms locally and internationally.

Research interests fall broadly into eight areas: 

Child Development

Staff Research Areas
Dr. Bailey-Lau Po Lin, Becky

Social and Emotional Development of Young Children

Dr. Chan Po Lin, Pauline

Health and Well Being

Dr. Chan Yim Mei, Esther

Culture and Children’s Development; Narrative Inquiry and Child Development

Ms. Chan Rina

Child Development

Dr. Cheung Sum Kwing, Sam

Numeracy Development, Socio-emotional Development

Prof. Lee, Kerry

Working memory, executive functioning, mathematical achievement, cognitive developmental psychology, longitudinal data analyses.

D. Li Jianbin

Antecedents, consequences, mechanisms and development of child and youth self-control; Cultural, familial, and individual influences on child and youth psychosocial adjustment

Dr. Siu Tik Sze Carrey

Infants and young children’s social-cognitive development; early sensitivity to music; learning to read

Dr. Sun Jin

International Comparisons of Early Child Development and Education; Assessment of Early Learning and Development; Interventions for Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Children; Early Self-Regulation Development; Chinese Socialization

Dr. Wong Mun, Amanda

Childhood Stress and Coping; Parents, Teachers and Children's Role in Helping Children to Cope with Stress at School

Creativity (Art/Music/PE)

Staff Research Areas
Dr. Cheung Hun Ping, Rebecca

Creativity; Physical Development of Young Children; Assessment

Dr. Cheung Lai Ha, Lily

Curriculum and Assessment of Visual Arts

Dr. Lau Wing Chi, Margaret

Pre-Primary Music

Dr. Lee Kwok Yeung, Barry

Music Education; ICT in Music Education

Dr. Tam Po Chi, Pansy

Drama Education

Dr. Wong Kit Mei, Betty

Visual Arts

Dr. Wu Shu Chen

Play and Learning

Curriculum and Pedagogy

Staff Research Areas
Dr. Chan Wai Ling

Transition; Infants and Toddlers Curriculum

Dr. Cheng Yuen Ling, Elaine

ICT in ECE setting

Dr. Chung Lai Ping, Ellie

Healthy Eating

Ms. Fung Sze Wun, Serena

Contemporary Early Childhood Teaching Approaches

Dr. Ho, Joyce

Teaching Approaches

Dr. Hu Xinyun, Annie

Information Communication Technology; Play-based Learning; Curriculum  

Dr. Hui Lai Ping, Dorothy

Learning and Teaching; Curriculum Planning

Dr. Lau, Grace

Religious; Philosophical, Sociological and Spirituality Approaches to Curriculum Design and Pedagogic Application

Dr. Leung Wai Man, Vivienne

Curriculum and Pedagogy; New Technologies in Teaching

Ms. Mau Yuk Chun, Cindy

Curriculum Development for ECE

Ms. Mou Wai Pik, Peggy

ECE Curriculum

Ms. Ngan So Fong

Environmental Education in ECE

Ms. Tai Yin Yi, Tanny

Contemporary Approaches in Teaching and Learning in ECE; Curriculum Development

Family and Community

Staff Research Areas
Dr. Cheung Yuen Man, Rebecca

Culture and Family Processes of Child Development; Developmental Psychopathology

Dr. Fok Hung Kit


Dr. Lam Chun Bun, Ian

Family Relationships 

Dr. Lau Yi Hung, Eva

Parental Involvement; Home-School Collaboration; School Transition

Language and Literacy

Staff Research Areas
Ms. Chung, Angela

Multi- lingualism in the Early Years 

Dr. Lam Ho Cheong

Learning Chinese Characters; Phenomenography and Variation Theory; Designing Technology for Learning

Dr. Ng Mei Lee

Second Language Acquisition; Home Literacy; Collaboration between Native English Teachers (NET ) and Local Teachers

Dr. To-Chan Sing Pui, Tikky

Early Writing Development in Chinese

Dr. Wong Kwok Shing, Richard

Consequences of Bilingualism

Ms. Woo Yuen Shan

Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

Dr. Zhou Yanling

Early Literacy Development, Chinese as a L1 and L2, English as a L1 and L2

Leadership, Policy and Professional Development

Staff Research Areas
Dr. Han Chung Wai, Christina

Leadership and Management; Technologies and Innovative Pedagogies; Early Childhood Education

Dr. Ho Choi Wa, Dora

Educational Leadership; Education Policy; Professional Development; Curriculum Change; Male Participation

Ms. Ho Ka Man, Carman

Sustainability of Human Capital in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Lam Pui Ching, Jessie

Leadership in Early Childhood Education; Professional Development 

Dr. Tsui King Yuk, Anita

Learning & Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Dr. Wong Kwok Sai, Tricia

Leadership and Management, Teacher Training and Job Stress

Special Needs Education

Staff Research Areas
Ms. Cheng King Hin, Catherine

Art Therapy

Dr. Chu Sing Wa, Steven

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dyslexia 

Prof. Chung Kien Hoa, Kevin

Learning difficulties in particular to dyslexia; Literacy acquisition; Assessment and instruction; Cognitive, social, and emotional development; Early child development and education, and Psycholinguistics.

Dr. Fong Yui Chi, Cathy

Reading Comprehension Difficulties

Dr. Lai Yuk Ching, Eva

Inclusive Education; Early Childhood Special Education

Dr. Mari Anneli Nislin

Early childhood special education, Pedagogical practices in supporting children’s stress regulation and socioemotional development, teachers’ professional development and occupational wellbeing

Teacher Education

Staff Research Areas
Dr. Tam Mei Ngan, Tammy


Dr. Wong Siu Man

Teacher Development

Dr. Wong Yau Ho, Paul

Teacher Personality; Work Environment amd Well-Being; Child Health Promotion


Staff Research Areas
Dr. Lam Mei Seung, Michelle

Transitions in Early Years

Dr. Ng Sau Man, Catalina

Child Health and Mental Health