Research Projects

Research Projects

General Research Fund (GRF) / Competitive Ear-marked Research Grant (CERG)* / Early Career Scheme (ECS)

Investigators Year Amount (HKD) Project Title
Dr. Fong Yui Chi Cathy 2017/18 $355,706 The Unique Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Chinese Reading Acquisition among Hong Kong Preschoolers
Dr. Ho Choi Wa Dora 2017/18 $730,108 The Emergence of Middle Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Role, Power and Authority
Dr. Lau Yi Hung Eva 2017/18 $412,960 Coercive Parenting, Child Temperament, and Child Aggression: A Mixed Methods and Two-wave Longitudinal Study
Dr. Ng Sau Man Catalina 2016/17 $994,235 The effects of workplace bullying on Chinese children's health, behaviors and school adjustment via parenting: A longitudinal study.
Dr. Wong Kwok Shing Richard 2016/17 $671,200 Investigating the role of language distance and socioeconomic status on the development of language proficiency and ease of word retrieval in multiple languages in trilingual speakers of Cantonese, English and Putonghua.
Dr. Cheung Hun Ping Rebecca 2015/16 $305,160 Creative pedagogy: An investigation of teachers’ beliefs and practices in preschool settings
Prof. Chung Kevin Kien Hoa 2015/16 $1,479,000 In search of profiles and subtypes of dyslexia in dual-language adolescent readers
Sun Jin & Ng Sui Ngan Sharon (Collaborator) 2015/16 (2nd call) $1,046,160 Early income - achievement gap in Hong Kong: The role of self-regulation
Dr. Lam Chun Bun Ian 2014/15 $196,720 Parental Emotion Socialization: The Roles of Fathers, Parental Gender Attitudes, and Child Temperament
Dr. Lau Yi Hung Eva 2014/15 $662,000 A Longitudinal Study of Parental Involvement and School Adjustment during the Transition to School
Dr Zhang Xiao 2014/15 $830,150 Linking Quantitative, Spatial, and Linguistic Skills to Number and Arithmetic Competence: Toward a Mediation Model for Predicting Early Mathematics
Dr. Leung Cheung Shing Sam & Dr. Wong Yuen Fan Lornita 2013/14 $618,000 Expression of refusals by Cantonese preschoolers
Dr. Wong Kwok Shing Richard 2013/14 $688,500 A 2-year intervention program to target Hong Kong bilingual children's oral vocabulary and phonological awareness in English
Dr. Wong Yuen Fan Lornita & Dr. Leung Cheung Shing Sam 2012/13 $391,600 Development of Cantonese request strategies by Hong Kong Pakistani preschoolers
Dr. Leung Cheung Shing Sam & Dr. Wong Yuen Fan Lornita 2010/11 $536,257 Encoding motion events in child Cantonese
Dr. Li Yuen Ling Joyce 2011/12 $369,012 Leadership for learning: understanding teacher leadership in ECE settings
Dr. Ho Choi Wa Dora 2010/11 $324,413 Effective teacher leadership for curriculum change in Chinese kindergartens
Dr. Leung Cheung Shing Sam & Dr. Wong Yuen Fan Lornita 2006/07 $642,840 Development of requests in Cantonese pre-school

Quality Education Fund (QEF)

Investigators Year Amount (HKD) Project Title
Dr. Chung Kevin Kien Hoa, Dr. Wong Man Yee Emmy, Prof. Lawrence Lam & Dr. Anita Tsui 2015/16 $1,015,000 Socio-emotional well-being of early childhood (SEWEC) project ; Project webpage:
Dr. Cheung Hun Ping Rebecca, Ms. Cheung Lai Ha Lily & Ms. Ching Pui Sun Christina 2011/12 $679,500 Teaching for creativity: Promoting creative practices in preschool classrooms and the processes of change
Dr. Lam Mei Yung Hazel, Dr. Choi Cheong Ben, Ms. Ho Joyce, Dr. Lai Yuk Ching Eva, Dr. Leung Wai Man Vivienne, Ms. Leung Yuk Lan Edith, Ms. Mou Wai Pik Peggy, Dr. Tam Po Chi Pansy & Dr. Wong Kwok Sai Tricia 2009/10 $5,483,100 Enhancing young children's language learning and development through quality integrated multi media educational programmes
Dr. Li Yuen Ling Joyce 2007/08 $1,614,300 Fostering and assessing young children’s moral and social development: Enhancing early childhood organizations’ knowledge of implementing and evaluating programme innovations

Internal Research Grant (IRG)

Investigators Year Amount (HKD) Project Title
Dr. Fok Hung Kit 2015-16 $75,000 Grand-parenting behavior from the children's perspective and its impacts on children
Dr. Sun Jin 2015-16 $99,982 Maternal scaffolding and early learning and development: A latent profile analysis
Dr. Zhou Yanling 2014-15 $99,992 Visual, orthographic and motor skills in emergent readers of Chinese as a L1 and L2 in Hong Kong kindergartens: behavioural and event-related potential (ERP) approaches

*The CERG has been renamed as GRF in 2009/10