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Professor CHEUNG, Him (張謙教授)

Professor CHEUNG, Him (張謙教授)

Chair Professor of Cognition; Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), Faculty of Education and Human Development


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Research Output

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Infants’ and children’s language and thinking development
  • Theory of mind
  • Learning to read
  • Psychology of language
  • Recognition of musical pitch by infants
  • Cross-cultural differences in the mind development of young children

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.