Prior to joining EdUHK, Professor Cheung Him was a professor of psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He also worked at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and the City University of Hong Kong. Professor Cheung obtained his bachelor’s degree in social science from CUHK, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas, the United States.
Professor Cheung has been doing research on children’s short-term memory, with a language focus, examining its relation to reading performance, language ability, and cross-cultural differences among children reading Chinese and reading the alphabet. In recent years, he has extended his research to the recognition of musical pitch by infants and cross-cultural differences in the mind development of young children.