Dr. Darren Bryant has worked in the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC) since 2010 and the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) since 2012. During this period, he served as Managing Editor of the Journal of Educational Administration--the oldest journal in its field, and Programme Coordinator of the IELC. Currently, he is Associate Director of the APCLC, and Head of EPL.
In 2011, he completed his PhD at The University of Hong Kong following 12 years as a history and social sciences teacher in a through-train international school. Eight years of them were in leadership positions including department head and schoolwide curriculum coordinator. So he is particularly interested in middle leadership in schools and how schools develop leaders.
Leadership in international schools.
Privatisation and educational service
Juvenile delinquency and student discipline
Team building in school
Assistant Professor of Teaching
Theodore is used to be a secondary school teacher for 10 years before leaving for New Zealand to complete his higher degree in education. He obtained a Master of Educational Leadership (First Honours) and his PhD from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Teacher development and leadership
Assessment for learning.
LU Jiafang earned her PhD in Applied Psychology from Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL) and Associate Director (Change Research and Development Programmes) for the Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Center for Leadership and Change (APCLC), The Education University of Hong Kong. She is fascinated with studying emerging phenomena in school leadership teams, leadership development, as well as factors enabling teacher collaboration and innovation. Her research projects have been funded by highly competitive grant schemes such as Early Career Scheme and General Research Fund of the Research Grant Council of Hong Kong. She shares her interest with similar enthusiasm for translating knowledge in these areas into leadership development and school improvement.
School leadership teams
Work-life role interaction
Christine Halse is Chair Professor of Intercultural Education in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong, where she is also Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies) in the Faculty of Education and Human Development. Her research focuses on the sociology of intercultural relations in the lives of young people, teachers and schools, and the implications for education policy, curriculum and practice. This work examines the experiences of ethnic minorities, how social and racial relations work in schools, and effective strategies for intercultural learning and internationalising schools. She has also published extensively on doctoral education, doctoral supervision and research ethics.
She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, including five books, that have been translated into Portuguese, Japanese and French; delivered more than 50 keynote and invited addresses; and received multiple university and national awards for her teaching and research mentoring, including from the Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Australia) for Leadership in Student Learning in Doctoral Education.
Professor Halse is a former President of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (2013/14), and of the Australian Association for Research in Education (2011/12). She was a member of the Education Panel for the Hong Kong Research Assessment Exercise (2014), and serves as an Expert on the European Commission’s Research Ethics Panel.
The sociology of intercultural relations
Ethnic minorities, international students, and exclusion in schools
International and multicultural education
Students’ and teachers’ intercultural learning
Professor Sylvia Tang graduated from The University of Hong Kong and received a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Distinction) and a Master of Education. She obtained her PhD at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.
Before working in teacher education, Professor Tang was a secondary school teacher in Hong Kong. She began working in teacher education at the Northcote College of Education and has been a long-serving member of The Education University of Hong Kong. Professor Tang has extensive experience in the field of tertiary teaching and has taught in undergraduate, postgraduate diploma, Master of Education and Doctor of Education programmes; as well as professional development programmes for teachers and school principals in the areas of teacher education and development and qualitative approaches to educational research. In her role as Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) at the Faculty of Education and Human Development, Professor Tang has spearheaded the Faculty’s Leaders of Learning scheme. This capacity building initiative galvanises Teaching Track staff across the Faculty to work collaboratively on important learning-focused projects such as eLearning, experiential learning, pastoral care and Capstone experience.
Professor Tang’s research interests cover various aspects of teacher education and development, including initial teacher education; student teachers’ learning and professional competence; teachers’ continuing professional development; and mentoring. She has published extensively in internationally renowned journals, and has published book chapters on teacher education. Currently, she serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Teacher Education as well as Teaching and Teacher Education.
Professor Tang has been actively engaging in serving the teaching profession in Hong Kong. She was a member of the Special Meetings on Review of Teacher Competencies Framework, and the Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals from 2014 to 2016. She was also a member of the Advisory Management Committee, Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre from 2016 to 2020.
Emeritus Professor and Advisor (Academic Development)
CHENG Yin Cheong is Emeritus Professor and Advisor (Academic Development), EPL of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He was Research Chair Professor of Leadership and Change (2014-2016), Vice President (Research and Development) of HKIEd (2008-2014), the immediate Past President of the World Education Research Association (WERA) (2014-2016) and the President of The Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) (2004-2008). Currently he is the chairman of Advisory Board of the Tin Ka Ping Foundation. Previously he had served as a full member of the University Grants Committee, a panel member of Research Grants Council, and a member of the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Prof. Cheng holds a doctorate from Harvard University. He has had extensive experiences in both education and research. His research is mainly on education effectiveness, paradigm shift, leadership, management reform, higher education, and teacher education. Prof. Cheng has published 20 academic books and over 250 book chapters, journal articles and other publications. Some of his publications have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Thai and Persian languages. He is at present serving on the advisory boards of 17 international journals. He is also the associate editor of the International Journal of Educational Management (UK) since 2006. Prof. Cheng’s research has won him a number of international awards and recognition including the Awards for Excellence from the Literati Network in UK. In 2008, he was awarded as the Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association in recognition of his excellent contribution to educational research in the Region. He has served as panel member, external examiner or reviewer for local and international universities and research institutions. He has been invited to provide consultancy services to national and international projects in Brunei Darussalam, Saudi Arabia, Gatar, India, Pakistan, Korea, Mainland China, Netherlands, Macao, and Thailand. In these years, Prof. Cheng has been invited to give over 110 keynote/plenary presentations by national and international organisations.
He has been very interested in watercolour painting since the end of 1960s and had invited personal exhibitions in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2014. He was invited by the Hong Kong Museum of Art to conduct art seminars.
For the details, please see http://home.ied.edu.hk/~yccheng/
Paradigm shift in education
internationalisation of higher education
Teacher education and development
21st century learning
Dr Miron Bhowmik is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), and was previously the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist at the Faculty of Education and Human Development and a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Special Education and Counselling. Prior to joining EdUHK, he was a Programme Officer at the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand. He has also worked for the British Council and several universities in Bangladesh. He is particularly interested in the educational policies and practices as they relate to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Diversity, equity and inclusion in education
‘Out of school’/dropout/school failure issues
Ethnic minority education
ICT in education
Acculturative stress and coping behaviour
Joining the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the EdUHK seems very much like a joyful home-coming after having been away for so long for Dr. Chen. Having taught at middle school and university level in Mainland China, Dr. Chen left to study for a master’s degree in Education at the University of Groningen and then for her PhD at the University of Auckland. During her recent time as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, where the numbers of researchers in education are small and therefore people are strongly tempted to diversify, she is amazed at what she has got herself into. Adding a range of qualitative techniques such as interviews, classroom observations, focus group discussions to her quantitative base skills such as Confirmatory Factor Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling, she has found herself happily struggling to understand Kiwi children’s interesting versions of the English language. Subject-wise, she has been drawn from her work in educational beliefs and teacher effectiveness into other fields, such as effective teaching, assessment, teacher emotions, and emotional leadership. She is willing to apply some of these skills and enlarge her research interest to advance the work of the EdUHK cooperating with colleagues in the coming years. This opportunity to work at EdUHK makes her feel very privileged indeed.
Educational Beliefs on teaching
Learning and assessment
Teacher effectiveness and development
Structural Equation Modelling
Dr. CHOI Tae Hee is an Associate Professor at the Department of Policy and Leadership and a Research Fellow of the Institute's Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong, and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. She was also the President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (2016-2018). She received her MA degree in Second Language Studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa, US, and her doctoral degree in Education from King’s College London, UK.
Her current research focuses on the process and impact of educational policies/reforms in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly concerning English language education/language-in-education and those reflecting neo-liberalism. She is currently teaching on BEd, MA and MTeach programmes, and supervising EdD/PhD students. Prospective EdD/PhD students who share research interests are welcome to contact her. Her scholarship and expertise in the field is recognised through international awards (e.g., Young Scholar Best Paper Awards, The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association) and advisory-seeking (e.g., Asia Productivity Organisation of The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific; Cambridge Univeristy Press).
Previously she was a visiting lecturer at King’s College London, UK (2010 – July 2013) and taught BA and MA students; and a teacher educator and policy advisor (2005-2009) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher (1995-2009) in South Korea. She published about thirty EFL learning and teaching resources with Korean and international publishers.
Analysis of Policies and Reforms
Implementation of policies and reforms
Evaluation of reforms
Teacher development in reform context
English language education or language-in-education
Senior Lecturer I
Mr Chong joined The Education University of Hong Kong in 2007.
He received his Bachelor’s degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in Government and Public Administration. He earned his Master of Law degree at the University of Hong Kong.
After admitting as a solicitor in 2000, Mr Chong handled various significant human rights cases. They included defamation - Albert Cheng v Paul Tse; right of assembly- HKSAR v Leung Kwok Hung; and family violence -the Tin Shui Wai tragedy of 2004.
From 2002, Mr. Chong began conducting seminars on education law.
At EdUHK, he teaches “Education and Law” and “Rule of Law and HK Legal System”. He is also active in the promotion of the right to legal education.
In recognition of his outstanding voluntary legal service to the public and educational sector, Mr Chong was bestowed with numerous awards including the Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Distinguished Community Service Award, and Bauhinia the Leadership Volunteer Award.
Human rights education
Rule of law
Rule of law education
Maxwell commenced his teaching career in secondary business education after receiving his Bachelor of Education (Business Studies) degree at The Education University of Hong Kong (First class honours) in 2008. He further equipped himself by obtaining Master of Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Dr Ho held a position of head of technology education (KLA) and administration group, as a middle manager. Because of serving in a new school, he developed practical experience in academic affairs, students’ affairs and administration affairs. In 2016, he was awarded the Teacher award for business and financial education by the HKABE, HKEdCity, EDB and IEC in recognition of his school-based finance and entrepreneurial curriculum.
Teacher professional development
Business and personal financial education
Mr. Hui Hon Wing is a lecturer at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership. He is an experienced secondary school teacher and school administrator. He had been a subject panel head of Chinese Language and Liberal Studies, Prefect of Studies and Assistant Principal in secondary schools. He was seconded to the Curriculum Development Institute of the Education Bureau to assist the curriculum development of Liberal Studies in AY 2010-2011. Before joining the University, he has extensive working experiences in mass media, art administration and non-governmental organisations.
School Management and Leadership
Education and Politics
IT in Education
Subject Teaching on Chinese Language and Liberal Studies
Dr. Sung Tae Jang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong. His research suggests critical implications for policies and leadership for social justice, school finance, and school culture to create more just schools. As a critical quantitative researcher and social justice scholar, Dr. Jang’s research makes excluded groups in education policy more visible and answers the critical question of whose voices are still unheard. His work is published in American Education Research Journal, American Journal of Education, Educational Policy, and Education Policy Analysis Archives. His teaching focuses on preparing my students to be effective leaders, educators, and scholars who can contribute to the realisation of educational equity and social justice.
Prior to completing his PhD in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jang served for seven years as an elementary school teacher in South Korea. Dr. Jang was nationally selected as one of the Graduate Fellow and Policy Associates sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration in the United States. He was also the 2018 AERA Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans SIG Outstanding Dissertation Award winner.
Social justice leadership
Educational outcomes and experiences in low-income ethnically and linguistically diverse communities
Dr. Chrysa Keung has worked in various school development projects which across different educational settings. She received her PhD in Education, Administration and Policy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been a Graduate Teacher in secondary school, Teaching Associate in HKUST and Postdoctoral Fellow in CUHK. Dr. Keung has her expertise in educational inequality, parental involvement and teacher development. In recent years, she engages in the early childhood studies, with a focus on the areas of leadership practices, play-based learning and positive education. Her research has spanned the fields of education, social psychology and sociology of education, with an interest in using large-scale data to investigate educational transitions and pathways.
Sociology of education
Early childhood education
Child and family studies
Educational leadership and educational management
IT in education
Mixed methods methodology
Daphnee is Assistant Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong. Her teaching profile includes subjects in the fields of Professional Learning and Professionalism, Research Methods, Social Psychology, and Sociology. Daphnee was a Research Scientist at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), Nanyang Technological University, where she undertook two research projects as Principal Investigator on Professional Learning Communities, and Teacher Professional Identity. Since earning her Ph.D. in Sociology at the Australian National University, Daphnee has published in various journals, including Current Sociology; The Asia-Pacific Educational Researcher; and British Journal of Educational Studies. A book on Managing Chineseness is forthcoming for Daphnee, published under Palgrave Macmillan (UK and US) under their book series Frontiers of Globalization. In this book, she offers theoretical insights on identity management based on the research work she had undertaken to date. Daphnee’s current research interest includes Teacher Professional Identity, Professional Learning Communities, and Professionalism, Sociology of Education, and Broader Context of Education. She seeks from these investigations sociological explanations for the way identities are constructed and exercised, linking individual, social, and organizational experiences to the global political economy of capitalist-industrialization.
Teacher Professional Identity
Professional Learning Communities
Sociology of Education
Broader Context of Education
Dr. Lee Trevor Tsz-lok is a sociologist who has been working on educational inequality and social mobility, youth’s civic and political participation, and youth’s career development in Hong Kong.
Trevor has not just been in ivory towers, but also put in the effort and hard work into the education field as well as the larger community. For instance, he worked in university-school partnership projects in 2006; he ran his own art studio in 2010-2013 where he taught oil painting. In 2015-2016, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Faculty of Education at CUHK, in which he was involved in the territory-wide career intervention project for the youth of Hong Kong. Previously, Trevor was also actively engaged in collective efforts against social injustice. For instance, he spent more than three years working with the international human rights group, where he was once assigned to work at the headquarter in New York.
In addition, Trevor has been an active contributor to public policy discussions in Hong Kong, especially about education issues, through the local news media such as Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Apple Daily, and South China Morning Post.
Senior Lecturer II
Dr. Lo Wai Yin is the Senior Lecturer II at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of the University. She attained her master and doctorate degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr Lo published two books, including Intellectuals and the State in 1997 and Education for Development: A Case Study in Guizhou, China in 2009. Her research interests are wide-ranging which cover Education and Development, Knowledge transfer and transformation, Comparative Education, History of Hong Kong Education. Her recent work centers on educational development in regional area. Dr Lo just completed a project, an Exploratory Survey on Village Schools in Hong Kong, with the Hong Kong Museum of History in 2006-2008.
Education and development
Interface analysis on educational projects
Educational knowledge building in Hong Kong and China
Senior Lecturer I
Dr. George Siu-keung NGAI is the Senior Lecturer I at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of the University. He holds a doctorate from the University of Hull, England. His research interests and projects cover various aspects of the field of education including citizenship education, principal leadership, gender and small class teaching. Dr Ngai teaches a range of courses related to the area of philosophy and sociology of education, life skills and general education. He helps to run programs related to principal training and certification for principalship in Hong Kong. He himself holds the award of the certification for principalship issued by the Education Bureau. Besides, Dr Ngai is a school manager of a primary school and a secondary school in Hong Kong.
Social contexts of educational policy
Macro-sociocultural contexts of education
Micro-sociocultural contexts of education
Poon Yu-Hin is currently a Lecturer at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership of The Eduation University of Hong Kong. He taught Liberal Studies, Ethics and Religious Studies in secondary school for about 12 years, and he has been actively engaged in educational research in the past 10 years.
Sociology of education
Educational policy and equality
Qian Haiyan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership and Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change. She studied in Mainland China, UK and HK and worked in tertiary institutions in Mainland China and Hong Kong for accumulatively seven years. Before joining the Institute in 2012, she worked at the Institute of Higher Education, Fudan University at Shanghai, China.
Her research interests include education leadership; school principalship in China and influence of the social and cultural context on schooling across Chinese societies.
Dr. Szeto has led or been involved in various international and local research projects. He has been actively engaged in the International School Leadership Development Network (ISLDN) research project which involves 30 countries. Dr Szeto has taught in post-secondary sector for 20 years and published papers in high quality academic journals to reflect his scholarship to teaching and learning, educational leadership, and education policy.
Innovation in teaching and learning
Integration of technology in teaching
A sociologist, Dr Hayes Tang is interested in the fields of education policy, higher education, academic profession and youth studies. His research focuses on the sociological role of higher education in entrepreneurial society and global city. He is committed to create new knowledge in application for better education governance and policy innovation in East Asian entrepreneurial societies, amidst the age of global inequalities, populism and authoritarianism. Currently he conducts academic researches on 'entrepreneurial universities', academic profession and institutional ethnography, as well as youth engagement, higher education and global citizenship. He aspires to build lifelong partnership with students and professionals so as to enlighten his analysis on educational development and policy anew with fresh perspectives, along with greater social impact and professional relevance. Presently involving in two GRFprojects (General Research Fund by Hong Kong Research Grants Council), he is now Assistant Professor of Department of Education Policy and Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong and serves on the Editorial Board of Chinese Education & Society (Taylor & Francis).
On top of scholarly research, he considers education a commitment imperative to an academic life. Championing the spirit of liberal arts education, Hayes was presented at the start of his academic career the Outstanding Teacher Award by the School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong in 2012. On issues about Hong Kong-Mainland China dynamics, he was interviewed by journalism including ARTE (Association relative à la télévision européenne) (Franco-German channel), The Straits Times, South China Morning Post (SCMP),Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK, Radio 3), China Daily and D100 Radio. Upon invitation, he delivered a Fulbright-Hays seminar entitled "Seeing China's Governance from Hong Kong Youth Perspective" for a delegation of American school teachers during their visit to The University of Hong Kong in August 2015. The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad are hosted by the National Committee on United States-China Relations, USA.
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Sociology of Education (especially Sociological Role of Education in Entrepreneurial Society and Global City)
Youth Engagement, Educated Youth and Public Policy
Academic Entrepreneurialism ('Entrepreneurial Universities'), Scholarship of Application and Impact of Universities
Academic Profession and Its Connections with Other Professions (including Teaching Profession/ Schools)
Education Governance and Policy Innovation in the Age of Global Inequalities, Populism and Authoritarianism
Nationalism, Internationalism and Global Citizenship in Education
Dr. Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. She earned her B.A. (communication) and M.Ed (educational leadership and foundations) from the Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, and Ph.D. (Education) from The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong. Following her Ph.D., she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Education University of Hong Kong. Dr. Wong has participated in various research projects over the past ten years (such as Participatory Citizenship, Applied Learning, Curriculum Reform, Work-Based Learning) and has been involved in international projects (such as research undertaken on a UNESCO project on out of school children, comparison of higher education study for Asia-Pacific region students, teacher preparation programs in Mainland, China). Her work has been recognised by EdUHK through publication awards. She has served as a reviewer of international and local academic journals.
Diversity and Minority Education
Moral and Servant Leadership
Mr. WONG Wai-Hung is currently a Lecturer of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership of The Education University of Hong Kong. Before joining the HKIED in 2001, he taught General Education courses in Hong Kong Lingnan University. WONG had been a secondary school teacher for over 10 years. He got his MA in Sociology of Culture from the University of Essex in 1993, his MA in Chinese philosophy from the New Asia Institute for Advanced Chinese Studies in 1995, and his PCEd from the Hong Kong University in 1998. WONG is also a sexologist, a psycho-therapist, a school manager, and a film critic. WONG has published 10 books on philosophy, psychology and in some other areas. He always appeared in Hong Kong’s TV and Radio programmes as guest speaker, and writing different kind of articles in local newspapers.
Life and Death Education
Ewan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. He holds a PhD from the Division of Policy, Administration and Social Sciences Education at The University of Hong Kong where he was a recipient of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme. His main research interests are in educational trends and reforms across East Asia. As a sociologist of education, his current research focuses on international education (especially the International Baccalaureate), globalisation and education, university preparation and admission, and inequality in education and social reproduction. He has completed two large-scale International Baccalaureate research projects including “A study of the International Baccalaureate Diploma in China: Program's impact on student preparation for university studies abroad” and “A study of the post-secondary outcomes of IB Diploma alumni in leading universities in Asia Pacific”. His research has been published in international journals such as British Journal of Educational Studies and Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.
Globalisation and education
University preparation and admission
Inequality in education and social reproduction
Senior Lecturer II
Professional Development of Schoolteachers
Educational Reform and Policy
Dr. Gail Yuen has worked in a variety of educational settings, both overseas and local. Graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr. Yuen has her expertise built on child and family development, as well as international educational development specialising in early childhood education. She is particularly interested in policy and advocacy for young children. Her recently completed studies on the voucher scheme and early childhood teacher development in Hong Kong have raised public attention on critical issues concerning the sector. As a key member of the Education Policy Forum, Dr. Yuen works collaboratively with colleagues to promote the development of public discourse on pertinent policy issues. She actively promotes reconceptualising the relation between early childhood and school education. Under her leadership, Dr. Yuen prepared a full proposal on 15-year free education together with a team of comrades. The proposal was submitted to the Hong Kong SAR Government and Legislative Council, as well as widely circulated to facilitate professional dialogues. Dr. Yuen is the convener of the Alliance on the Fight for 15-year Free Education, which is represented by 30 educational bodies in Hong Kong. She was also a member of one of the subcommittees under the Committee on Free Kindergarten Education of the Education Bureau.
Early childhood education and care policy
Senior Lecturer I
Dr. Timothy W.W. Yuen obtained his first degree from The University of Hong Kong and his doctorate from Durham University. He used to work as a schoolteacher, an economist, and a teacher trainer for the Education Department and The University of Hong Kong. He now serves in the Education Policy and Leadership Department of The Education University of Hong Kong. His research interest is on citizenship/ political education, internationalisation of education, and education policies. His forthcoming and past publications can be found in Educational Management Administration and Leadership, Compare, Higher Education, Intercultural Education, International Journal of Educational Management, Citizenship Teaching and Learning, International Studies in Educational Administration, and Citizenship, Social and Economics Education: An International Journal.
Political and civic education
Social analysis of education policies
Gender matters in education
Adjunct Chair Professor
Allan Walker is Adjunct Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership and Co-Director of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change (APCLC) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Previously he had served as Joseph Lau Chair Professor of International Educational Leadership, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development and Director of APCLC. Prior joining the EdUHK, he has worked in universities in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong and has conducted leader development courses and/or research in America, Europe and across the Asia Pacific.
Allan has published extensively on educational administration and leadership; and school leadership development and learning. His work also explores the relationship between culture and school leadership. Allan serves on the editorial boards of the top ranked journals in his field and has published over 300 books and articles with international publishers and in the world’s most prestigious academic journals. His recent research focuses on expanding knowledge of school leadership in Chinese and other Asian societies and disseminating this internationally. Allan has also acted as a consultant/advisor on large-scale research and development activities in countries including China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Canada, the US, South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and Australia.
He is known internationally for his passion for school leadership, innovative approaches to leader development and the promotion of leader control and accountability for their own professional learning. In 2010 Allan was made a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership for his contribution to educational leadership research and development globally, but especially in South and Southeast Asia. In 2011, he was awarded an endowed chair professorship by The Education University of Hong Kong in recognition of his outstanding research and academic achievements in international educational leadership. In 2015, he was awarded the Edwin M. Bridges Award by the University Council of Educational Administration in recognition of his significant contribution to the preparation and development of school leaders. He has won six General Research Fund grants and twenty other competitive research and development grants.
Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. LEUNG retired from The Education University of Hong Kong in 2015 and now he is an Adjunct Associate Professor of the University. Dr. LEUNG got his BSc and MA(Ed) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1976 and 1983 respectively, PGDE from Hong Kong University in 1978 and PhD from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2003. He joined The Hong Kong Institute of Education (the former name of the Education University of Hong Kong) in 1995. He was appointed the Associate Director and later Co-Director of the Centre for Governance and Citizenship from 2009 to 2016. He researches and teaches mainly on civic education, human rights education, national education, political socialisation, democratisation of schools and educational policies. Dr. LEUNG has published extensively in international, regional journals and books. He also engages actively in civil society in Hong Kong and was the coordinator of the Hong Kong Alliance for Civic Education.
Human rights education
Democratization of schools and educational policies
Adjunct Associate Professor
Over the 40 career years, Terry taught at the primary, secondary levels and lectured in universities in Australia and Hong Kong. He has held principalship positions in both primary and secondary schools, and was a principal in Australia as well as a principal in Hong Kong at Jockey Club Ti-I College for 7 years. In addition to his work in schools, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at The Education University of Hong Kong. Terry has provided educational consultancy services to various schools, Ministries of Education and other organisations. As a consultant he has conducted leadership training programs in Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Evidence based practice in schools
Adjunct Principal Lecturer
Adjunct Senior Lecturer
Colin Beard is a Professor of Experiential Learning (Sheffield Hallam University). He is a National Teaching Fellow (2005), holding previous roles such as External Advisor to the Open University Postgraduate Business School, Visiting Professor @ two leading Universities in Beijing, and at Derby University, UK. He has advised, in various capacities, on learning and development for UK Government Departments (English, Scottish and Welsh), US Government (Foreign Service Institute) & Singapore Governments (Ministry of Education/Ministry of Youth & Culture/NYC). He has delivered 65 global keynotes, written 8 books, 18 book chapters, and 44 refereed journal articles.
Clive Dimmock is Professor of Professional Learning and Leadership in the School of Education, University of Glasgow. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Leicester and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Research Centre, The Education University of Hong Kong. Previously, he has worked at Cardiff University, the University of Western Australia, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the National Institute of Education in Singapore. He thus has worked as an academic and researcher on three continents – Europe (the UK), Australia and Asia. Clive gained his first degree from The London School of Economics, and his PhD from the University of London Institute of Education. His books and many journal articles reflect an abiding interest in leadership and school organisation in cross-cultural comparative, mainly Anglo-American and Asian contexts. Among his many interests are leadership, school re-design and improvement, the disconnections between research, theory and practice, and latterly a concern for quality and equity in schooling. He has contributed to the Scottish College of Education Leadership (SCEL) program developing system leaders, and has worked with the governments of world leading education systems of Singapore and Hong Kong. Adopting a practitioner, school-based approach has always been a cornerstone of his work. Latterly, he has undertaken consultancy and professional development with leading Asian Universities in promoting academics’ research and publications, and in Hong Kong, preparing for the Research Assessment Exercise. He has keynoted in many countries, including China, USA, and Australia. Since 2015, he has led research projects in Vietnam funded by the British Council, ESRC (British Government), The University of Glasgow and The Head Foundation, Singapore.
Among his most influential books are –
Dimmock, C. (2012). Leadership, capacity building and school improvement: concepts, themes and impact. London: Routledge.
Dimmock, C. & Walker, A. (2005). Educational leadership: Culture and diversity. London: Sage.
Dimmock, C. (2000). Designing the learning-centred school: A cross-cultural perspective. London: Falmer Press.
Honorary Associate Professor
Anne M. Phelan is a Professor and co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Teacher Education in the Faculty of Education, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her research focuses on teachers’ intellectual and political freedom and on the creation of teacher education programs and policies that support that end. She has written about the dynamic of judgment and responsibility, the paradoxes of autonomy (creativity and resistance) and the anxiety of obligation in professional life. Recent publications include Teacher Education and the Political: The Power of Negative Thinking (London: Routledge, 2017; with Clarke); Curriculum Theorizing and Teacher Education: Complicating Conjunctions (London: Routledge, 2015); and forthcoming in 2020 Reconceptualizing Teacher Education Worldwide: A Canadian Contribution to a Global Challenge (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press; edited with Pinar, Ng-A-Fook, & Kane).
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Anna is a Research Assistant at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong. She earned her Social work Bachelor in Hong Kong Baptist University and Master of Education from The Education University of Hong Kong.
Anna is interested in pedagogies, children early childhood, play and special needs. Her work on current research explores the use of space in Hong Kong kindergarten.
Senior Research Assistant
Wilton Chau is a Senior Research Assistant at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from The University of Western Australia, and a Master of Arts in Modern Asian Studies with distinction from City University of Hong Kong.
Wilton is particularly interested in the dynamics of power and ethnicity in both colonial and contemporary settings. He is mesmerized by the constantly evolving socio-political cleavages, the centrality of ethnic identity, state patronage, opinion leadership, and intergroup dialogues. His current research studies youth civic engagement of ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.
Colonialism and ethnicity in Southeast Asia
Youth, citizenship, and media literacy
Social capital and cleavages
Politics of affirmative action
Dr. Joan Chung is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership. Dr. Chung got her first degree and PGDE at The University of Hong Kong; she obtained her Doctor of Applied Language Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests are at the intersection of communication, linguistics, education and literature. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters across the U.K., the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Asia.
Intercultural communication & leadership
Ethnic minority groups, identity and diversity
Curriculum & assessment
(Critical) discourse analysis & pragmatics
Noelle Ip is a Research Assistant at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong. She attained her BA (Chinese Language Studies) and BEd (Chinese Language Education) double degrees from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Her recent research focuses include cultural and ethnic identity, teacher professionalism and school development (contextualized in Asian countries/districts and Hong Kong), sociology of education (especially dynamics of language and power) and quantitative research methods.
Cultural and ethnic identity
Teacher professionalism and school development
Sociology of education
Quantitative research methods
Senior Research Assistant
Marie Lam received two Masters in Sociology, one from the University of Hong Kong, the other from the University of Oxford. Previously, she worked as a tutor and a senior research assistant at local universities. She got papers published in the field of sociology, social psychology and education.
Senior Research Assistant
Ho Yin is an art-practitioner/researcher/writer with an interest in art and engagement. He obtained an M.Phil in History of Chinese Art at Chinese University of Hong Kong. His practices revolve around concepts of inter-generation and multi-discipline. He is currently a member of Diversity, Equity, Social Inclusion Research Group(DESI) at The Education University of Hong Kong.
In 2020, he is awarded West Kowloon Young Fellows Scheme to run a project that explores the community of minibus drivers in Hong Kong through music. He was selected as one of the Emerging Art Professionals by Para Site(Hong Kong) in 2018. Previously involved projects include I Live it All (since 2015, founder), “Hak Hak Jap”, Rooftop Institute(2019, artist), Neptune (2016-2018, assistant curator), etc. He is also contributor for The Art Newspaper China, City Magazine, Randian, Harper’s Bazaar(Hong Kong), Paratext, etc.
Research Assistant I
Yee Lok is a Research Assistant at the Department of Education Policy and Leadership, The Education University of Hong Kong. She earned her Master of Public Policy degree from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. She received the WyWy Gold Medal for the Best Policy Analysis Exercise for a consulting project on improving economic opportunities of ambulant vendors in Quiapo Muslim Town, Manila.
Yee Lok is interested in the study of economic and social policies to protect people from economic risks and insecurities of life. As a former athlete herself, she actively promotes sports as a tool for development and worked in a sports charity in Hong Kong to facilitate equal access to sports for youths – regardless of their economic background, gender, ethnicity and religion. Yee Lok holds a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Hong Kong.
Social Policy in East Asia
Behavioral Economics and Social Policy
Public Housing Policy
Senior Research Assistant
Leo is a Senior Research Assistant in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is currently assisting on two research projects on middle leadership in Hong Kong schools and International Baccalaureate schools in Eastern Asia, under the supervision of Dr. Darren Bryant.
Before joining the department in 2016, he attained his first degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Maritime Business and Logistics) at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom. He gained his Master of Science and Engineering degree (Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management) at HKU, a Master of Arts degree (Philosophy) at CUHK and the Master of Education degree (Educational and Developmental Psychology) at EdUHK.
Educational and Developmental Psychology
Social Network Analysis in Education
Senior Research Assistant
Clerical Officer II
Executive Officer II