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Research

Research Projects

Research Projects

Our faculty members lead the way in Hong Kong in securing competitive external research funding across a wide range of disciplines. Successful applications include:

General Research Fund (GRF) 

Year Project Title Principal Investigator Department
2019/20 The Psychological Well-being of PhD Students in Hong Kong: A Territory-Wide Study and an International Comparison Dr King, Ronnel  Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2019/20 Unpacking Student Self-assessment Processes: A Longitudinal Naturalistic Experiment Dr Yan, Zi Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2019/20 Relationships among Parental Beliefs, Home Numeracy Activities, Young Children’s Numeracy Skills and Interest Dr Cheung, Sum Kwing Sam Department of Early Childhood Education
2019/20 Understanding the Practices of Middle Leadership for Quality in Early Childhood Education: Role, Power and Authority Dr Ho, Choi Wa Dora Department of Early Childhood Education
2019/20 New Education Privatisation (NEP) in English Education for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): A Four-nation Comparative Study Dr Choi, Tae Hee Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2019/20 Antecedents, Mediator, and Moderators of Teacher Innovation in Schools: Evidence from Hong Kong Dr Lu, Jiafang Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2019/20 School-Based Social Capital in Ethnic Minority Students’ Progression to Post-Secondary Education in Hong Kong Dr Gao, Fang Department of International Education
2019/20 Comparing Mediated Moderation Effects Using Structural Equation Modeling Dr Kwan, Lok Yin Joyce Department of Psychology
2019/20 Flourishing Outcomes and Psychosocial Predictors of 10-year Trajectories of Sleep Quality Dr Lau, Yuet Ying Esther Department of Psychology
2019/20 Executive Functioning in Reading Comprehension in Chinese with and without Dialect Speaking Dr Lin, Dan Department of Psychology
2019/20 Robotic Intervention Framework for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to Enhance Social Engagement and Participation Dr Chung, Yin Han Eva Department of Special Education and Counselling
2019/20 Exploring the contextual influence of school, home and community on the development of ethnic minority students’ sense of belonging in Hong Kong Prof Hue, Ming Tak Department of Special Education and Counselling
2019/20 Do Children Learn Chinese with Receiving Phonetic System Training Affect the Role of Auditory Temporal Processing to Reading? – A Longitudinal Study Dr Wang, Li Chih Angus Department of Special Education and Counselling

2018/19

A Structural Understanding of Formative Assessment: Predictor, Intention, and Practice

Dr Yan, Zi

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

2018/19

The Impact of Differential Parenting: A Longitudinal Study of Child and Parent Factors on Children’s Psychosocial Health in Hong Kong

Dr Ng, Sau Man Catalina

Department of Early Childhood Education

2018/19

Writing from the Start: The Writing Readiness Skills in Early Writing Development for L1 and L2 Chinese Speaking Kindergarten Children

Dr Zhou, Yanling

Department of Early Childhood Education

2018/19

Effective Teaching and their Effects on Early Childhood Development: A Comparative, Longitudinal, Mixed-method Study of Hong Kong and Finnish Kindergartens

Dr Ko, Yue On James

Department of Education Policy and Leadership

2018/19

Empowering Teachers to Challenge Transprejudice Against Trans Students in Hong Kong

Dr Kwok, Kan Diana

Department of Special Education and Counselling

2017/18 Coercive Parenting, Child Temperament, and Child Aggression: A Mixed methods and Two-wave Longitudinal Study Dr Lau, Yi Hung Eva Department of Early Childhood Education
2017/18 The Emergence of Middle Leadership in Early Childhood Education: Role, Power and Authority Dr Ho, Choi Wa Dora Department of Early Childhood Education
2017/18 Promoting Teacher Learning and Improving Instruction: What is the Role of Cross-school Instructional Leadership? Dr Qian, Haiyan Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2017/18 Transition from Secondary to Post-Secondary Education: Access, Obstacles, and Success Factors of Immigrant, Minority and Low Income Youth in Hong Kong Dr Yuen, Yuet Mui Celeste Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2017/18 Institutional and Cultural Dynamics in Higher Education Governance: A Comparative Study of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Dr Lo, Yat Wai Department of International Education
2017/18 Filial Values and “Unhealthy Practices:” When is Corruption Increased by Confucian Virtues? The Roles of Moral Conflict and Societal Transparency Dr Buchtel, Emma Ellen Kathrina Department of Psychology
2017/18 Experiencing Stigma when Parenting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Longitudinal Study Dr Chan, Ka Shing Kevin Department of Psychology
2017/18 The Impact of Sleep Deprivation on Emotional Functioning and Its Electroencephalographic (EEG) Correlates Dr Lau, Yuet Ying Esther Department of Psychology
2017/18 To Help or Not to Help: Investigating the Intervening behavior of Online Witnesses of Cyberbullying Dr Leung, Nga Man Angel Department of Psychology
2017/18 Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension: Examining the Role of Vocabulary Depth and Cross-language Transfer Dr Yeung, Siu Sze Department of Psychology
2017/18 Efficacy of Amplification with Hearing Aids for Tinnitus Relief: a Randomized Controlled Trial Dr Kam, Chi Shan Anna Department of Special Education and Counselling

Early Career Scheme (ECS) 

Year Project Title Principal Investigator Department
2019/20 Understanding the Complexity of Learner Agency of Senior Secondary Students in English Private Tutoring: A Narrative Inquiry Dr Yung, Wai Ho Kevin Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2019/20 Enhancing Emotion Understanding and Theory of Mind via Block Building Dr Siu, Tik Sze Carrey Department of Early Childhood Education
2019/20 Neurocognitive Developmental Mechanisms Underlying Statistical Learning of Chinese Orthography in Hong Kong Chinese Children: A Longitudinal ERP Study Dr Tong, Xiuhong Department of Psychology
2019/20 Critical Consciousness as a Building Block for Positive Development among Sexual Minority Youth: A Longitudinal Prospective Study Dr Chan, Chun Ho Randolph Department of Special Education and Counselling
2019/20 Are Triarchic Model of Grit Dimensions Related to Subsequent Achievement Goals and Academic Engagement in Math and Science in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Philippines? Dr Datu, Jesus Department of Special Education and Counselling
2019/20 Are Older Adults Lonely? Elucidating Age Differences in the Relationship between Solitude and Well-Being Dr Jiang, Da Department of Special Education and Counselling
2019/20 Integrative Biophysiological Markers for Predicting Psychological Resilience: A Longitudinal Study Dr Lau, Kwok Wai Way Department of Special Education and Counselling

2018/19

Investigating SEN Students’ Academic and Career Self-concepts, School Engagement, and Outcomes in Inclusive Education Integrated with Career Planning

Dr Yang, Lan

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

2018/19 Teacher Leadership: Influences of Hierarchical Chinese Contexts on the Capacity of Professional Learning Communities to Empower the Classroom Teacher Dr Lee, Hui Lin Daphnee Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2018/19 An Analysis of the Role of Hong Kong School Principals in Supporting the Teaching of Civic Education Dr Wong, Koon Lin Linnie Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2018/19 Examining the Antecedents and the Role of the Three Self-Compassion Components on Hong Kong Secondary School Students’ Psychological Well-being and Achievement Motivation Dr Law, Wilbert Department of Psychology
2018/19 Low Environmental Relational Mobility Promotes Existence of Enemies Dr Li, Man Wai Liman Department of Psychology
2018/19 Development of Eye Movements during Reading: A Cross-Culture Comparison Dr Pan, Jinger Department of Psychology
2018/19 Enhancing Creative Problem Solving through Task-switching Dr Sio, Ut Na Department of Psychology
2018/19 The Multilingual Reading Brain: An ERP Study of Language Interactions in Three Writing Systems Dr Yum, Yen Na Cherry Department of Special Education and Counselling
2017/18 The Unique Role of Cognitive Flexibility in Chinese Reading Acquisition among Hong Kong Preschoolers Dr Fong , Yui Chi Department of Early Childhood Education

Public Policy Research (PPR) 

Year Project Title Principal Investigator Department
2019/20 Well-being of Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong: A Public Policy Priority for the Future Dr. King, Ronnel Department of Curriculum and Instruction
2019/20 Investigating Space in Kindergartens under the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme Dr Yuen, Wai Kwan Gail Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2018/19 Career and Life Planning for Hong Kong Youth Development: Challenges and Opportunities  Dr Szeto, Sing Ying Elson  Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2016/17 Hong Kong Youths’ National Identity: Impacts of Mainland Exchange Programmes, Study Tours and Volunteer Activities Dr Szeto, Sing Ying Elson  Department of Education Policy and Leadership
2016/17 Enhancing Executive Functioning of Children Living in Poverty: A Randomized Experiment Study Dr Poon, Kei Yan Kean Department of Special Education and Counselling
2015/16 Towards a Refugee Policy for an Inclusive Hong Kong: Enhancing the Status of China's International City Prof Kennedy, Kerry John Kennedy  Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR)

Project Title Principal Investigator Co-Investigators
Improving children’s Chinese literacy performance by developing an educational computer game for training morphological skills Dr. Liu Duo Phil  
(Department of Special Education Needs)

Prof. Chen Xi (The University of Toronto)

Dr. Li Hong (Beijing Normal University)

Dr. Wang Li Chih (Department of Special Education and Counselling)

Reducing early literacy differences in preschool children from low-SES families: The effects of an early metalinguistic intervention Prof. Chung Kevin Kien Hoa
(Department of Early Childhood Education)

Prof. Catherine McBride (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Dr. Lam Chun Bun Ian (Department of Early Childhood Education)

Dr. Liu Duo (Department of Special Education and Counselling)

Teaching approaches and English literacy skills: An investigation into young Hong Kong Chinese ESL children

Dr. Yeung Siu Sze Susanna
(Department of Psychology)

Dr. NG Mei Lee (Department of Early Childhood Education)
Dialogical reading programme on Chinese language and emergent literacy learning in ethnic minority preschool children in Hong Kong Dr. Zhou Yanling (Department of Early Childhood Education)

Prof. Chung Kien Hoa Kevin
(Department of Early Childhood Education)

Prof. Catherine MCBRIDE
(The Chinese University of Hong Kong)