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Acting Head

Prof Liz JACKSON

Professor

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Prof Liz JACKSON
Professor
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PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

MPhil University of Cambridge

BA Portland State University

 

Specialization and expertise

• Philosophy of education

• Multicultural and civic education

• Ethics and virtues in education

 Global Studies in education

 

Liz Jackson is Professor and the Acting Head of the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. She works in the field of philosophy of education, focusing particularly on the diversity of human experience. 

Liz has published more than 200 books, articles, book chapters, and special journal issues. Each of her first three single-authored books, Muslims and Islam In US Education: Reconsidering MulticulturalismQuestioning Allegiance: Resituating Civic Education, and Beyond Virtue: The Politics of Educating Emotions, have one multiple book awards, including the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Book Award and the American Educational Studies Critics’ Choice Award.

​Liz serves as an editor for the CERC Series in Comparative Studies in Education and New Directions in the Philosophy of Education. She is a Fellow and Past President of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia and a former Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong.

Liz has experience working in the USA, England, Scotland, Mexico, Turkey, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong. She grew up in Oregon, and did her MPhil at the University of Cambridge in ‘Politics, Democracy and Education’, and her PhD in philosophy of education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Associate Heads

Dr Tina GAO Fang

Associate Head of Department (Research & Development)

2948 8840
fgao@eduhk.hk

Dr Tina GAO Fang
Associate Head of Department (Research & Development)
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PhD University of Hong Kong

MA (cum laude) Universiteit van Amsterdam

BA (Hons) Shenyang University

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Minority education
  • Higher education

 

Gao Fang is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong.  She completed her undergraduate studies and initial professional education at Shenyang University in China.  She holds a Masters degree in Educational Sciences from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, and completed her PhD in the sociology of education at the University of Hong Kong.

Dr Gao’s principal research interests are in minority education and higher education. She has published Becoming a Model Minority: Schooling Experiences of Ethnic Koreans in China (Lexington Books, 2010), and over 20 papers in international refereed journals such as Comparative Education, the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Educational Research, Educational Review, the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Current Issues in Language Planning, the Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Asian Ethnicity, and the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.  She has also published over 10 refereed book chapters.

Her second monograph, Power, Identity and Second Language Learning: Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Second Language in China, will be published by Routledge.  She is the editor of two forthcoming books, Education, Ethnicity and Inequality in Multilingual Asian Contexts; and Tertiary Education in Asia and Eurasia: Sustainable Policies, Practices and Developments, both to be published by Springer.

Dr William LO Yat Wai

Associate Head of Department (Learning & Teaching)

2948 8295
willlo@eduhk.hk

Dr William LO Yat Wai
Associate Head of Department (Learning & Teaching)
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2948 8295
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willlo@eduhk.hk
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PhD University of Bristol

BA City University of Hong Kong

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Higher education studies
  • Policy studies
  • East Asian studies

 

William Lo is an Associate Professor and the Associate Head of the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. His research areas include higher education policy and comparative and international higher education, with a focus on East Asia.  

He has published a sole-authored book, University Rankings: Implications for Higher Education in Taiwan (Springer, 2014), and over 20 articles in international peer reviewed journals, such as Comparative Education, Higher Education, Higher Education Policy, and Compare. He has also published over 10 refereed book chapters.

Dr Lo is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (Routledge), and serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Comparative Education and Development (Emerald). He has served as General Secretary and Membership Secretary of the Hong Kong Educational Research Association.

Dr Lo holds a PhD in social policy from the University of Bristol.

Chair Professors and Professors

Prof Bruce MACFARLANE

Chair Professor of Educational Leadership

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bmac@eduhk.hk

Prof Bruce MACFARLANE
Chair Professor of Educational Leadership
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2948 8282
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PhD  Institute of Education, University of London

MA   University of Kent

BA   University of Essex

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Higher education
  • Educational leadership
  • Academic freedom

 

Bruce Macfarlane is Chair Professor of Educational Leadership and Dean of the Faculty of Education and Human Development at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is a former Head of the School of Education at the University of Bristol, and a former Associate Dean in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He has held visiting professorial positions in Australia, Japan, South Africa and Sweden.

Professor Macfarlane is a social philosopher of higher education who has developed conceptual frameworks for interpreting academic practice, ethics, and leadership. Applying a mix of empirical and philosophical enquiry, he has helped to define key concepts including academic integrity, academic citizenship, intellectual leadership, and student performativity.

His research focuses on the micro or individual level but is framed by the way academic identity is being re-shaped by the changing conditions affecting university life. His major works include Freedom to Learn (2016), Intellectual Leadership in Higher Education (2012), Researching with Integrity (2009), The Academic Citizen (2007) and Teaching with Integrity (2004). 

Prof Mark MASON

Professor

2948 8780
mmason@eduhk.hk

Prof Mark MASON
Professor
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EdD Teachers College, Columbia University

MEd Teachers College, Columbia University

MA Teachers College, Columbia University

HDE (P/G Sec) (cum laude) University of Cape Town

BA University of Cape Town

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Comparative and international education and development
  • Complexity theory and educational change
  • Ethics and education
  • Culture and comparative education
  • Critical reasoning and education

 

Mark Mason is a Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong, where he leads the MA in Global Studies in Education and the EdD in International and Comparative Education.  He works in the field of comparative and international education and development from a disciplinary background in philosophy, social theory, complexity theory and education studies.  His research has been recognized in Hong Kong by the award of a Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship.

He is a former Editor of the International Journal of Educational Development (Elsevier) and of the CERC Studies in Comparative Education Series (Springer), and is an Associate Editor of the Southern African Review of Education.  He is a Past President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong and a former Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Mason has worked for UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education in Geneva as a senior programme specialist in curriculum and learning development, for the University of Hong Kong, the University of Cape Town, and as a secondary teacher of Mathematics and English.

He has published more than 100 articles, chapters, books and journal special issues in these research areas, and his work has been translated and published in ten languages.

A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds a doctorate from Columbia University in New York.

Prof Anatoly OLEKSIYENKO

Professor

2948 7503
anatoly@eduhk.hk

Prof Anatoly OLEKSIYENKO
Professor
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2948 7503
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PhD University of Toronto

MPA University of Liverpool

BEd Kyiv National Linguistic University

 

Specialization and expertise:

  • International and Comparative Higher Education
  • Education Policy and Practice
  • Organisational Leadership and Development
  • Educational Change, Leadership and Administration

 

Anatoly V. Oleksiyenko is Professor of International Higher Education at the Faculty of Education and Human Development. Prof Oleksiyenko is a world-leading critic of post-Soviet academia and contributor to the re-conceptualisation of governance and leadership in transforming university systems. Currently, he leads a UGC/GRF-funded project Re-imagining Intellectual Leadership in Post-Soviet Higher Education, which spearheads a shift in the academic culture of post-totalitarian societies.

Prof. Oleksiyenko’s research paper On the Shoulders of Giants? Global Science, Resource Asymmetries, and Repositioning of Research Universities in China and Russia (Comparative Education Review) received CIES-HESIG’s Best Article Award in 2016, and his book Global Mobility and Higher Learning (Routledge) won the Best Book Award from CIES’ SIG International Students and Study Abroad in 2019.  The following co-edited volumes and special issues - International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China and Russia (CERC-Springer); Higher Education and Human Vulnerability: Global Failures of Corporate Design (Tertiary Education and Management); Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Teach, Freedom to Learn: The Crisis of Higher Education in the Post-Truth Era (Education Philosophy and Theory); and Academic Freedom in the Reimagined Post-Humboldtian Europe (Higher Education Quarterly) - had resonance in the field of comparative and international education.

Educated and raised in Ukraine, Prof. Oleksiyenko pursued his postgraduate degree studies in the UK and Canada. After obtaining a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, he explored disparate developmental contexts of global academia, including in China, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Georgia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, among others. In Ukraine, he led major transformational projects of local universities and civil society while working for the national government and international donor organizations. Professor Oleksiyenko served on the management boards of Higher Education Special Interest Group - CIES (USA); the Council of International Higher Education (ASHE); and was Director of the Comparative Education Research Centre at the University of Hong Kong. He also played a major role in developing communities of higher education research by designing and chairing webinars, and leading editorial teams in local and international journals (e.g., Cogent Education, Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education, Academic Praxis, Universities and Intellectuals). His consultancy has been sought by major international agencies, including UNESCO, Times Higher Education, the Legatum Institute, and the Open Society Institute.

Adjunct Professors

Prof Maureen TAM Siu Ling

Adjunct Professor

2948 7203
msltam@eduhk.hk

Prof Maureen TAM Siu Ling
Adjunct Professor
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EdD Durham University

MEd University of Hong Kong

Adv Dip Ed University of Hong Kong

Cert Ed University of Hong Kong

BA (Hons) University of Hong Kong

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Lifelong learning
  • Learning for older adults
  • Professional and vocational education
  • Quality assurance in higher education
  • Outcomes-based learning

 

Maureen Tam is a Professor in the field of elderly education in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong, where she was also Deputy Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development, and Head of the EdUHK Elder Academy.  She has extensive experience in teaching, research and management in higher education institutions, both in Hong Kong and abroad.  Before joining the university in 2009, she was the Dean of the Community College and Further Education, and from 1996 to 2007 the Director of the Teaching and Learning Centre, at Lingnan University.  

Prof Tam’s research interests include elderly education, lifelong learning, professional and vocational education, quality assurance, outcomes-based education, and teaching, learning and assessment in higher education.  Most of her recent publications, built on success in winning competitive externally funded grants, are focused on ageing and lifelong learning for and by elders, and on policy and practice pertinent to the provision of education for older adults in Hong Kong and the world. Serving on the Boards of journals such as the International Journal of Lifelong Education, and Educational Gerontology, and frequently invited to present at leading conferences in the field, Prof Tam is recognized internationally as one of the leading scholars in the field of educational gerontology and lifelong learning.

Associate Professors

Dr LAM Chi Ming

Associate Professor

2948 8458
chimingl@eduhk.hk

Dr LAM Chi Ming
Associate Professor
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PhD University of Hong Kong

BEd University of Hong Kong

Teachers Certificate Sir Robert Black College of Education

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Philosophy and sociology of education
  • Philosophy of Karl Popper and its educational implications
  • Philosophy for children, critical thinking, and Confucianism

 

Lam Chi Ming is an Associate Professor of the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is responsible for pioneering work on philosophy for children in Hong Kong and has presented his findings in invited lectures both at home and abroad. 

Dr Lam publishes in the fields of the philosophy of Karl Popper, critical thinking, Confucianism, and philosophy for children. His books include Childhood, Philosophy and Open Society: Implications for Education in Confucian Heritage Cultures (Springer, 2013) and Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (co-edited with Jae Park, Springer, 2016). He serves on the Editorial Board of Educational Philosophy and Theory, for the annual special issue on Chinese Philosophy of Education.

Dr Lam was educated at the University of Hong Kong, where he obtained a First-Class Honours degree in Education and a PhD in philosophy of education. He worked as a secondary school teacher for two decades in Hong Kong, heading the Integrated Science Department and the Guidance and Counselling Team at the Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College before taking up his current position at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Dr Margarita PAVLOVA

Associate Professor

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Dr Margarita PAVLOVA
Associate Professor
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PhD La Trobe University

PhD Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of the USSR

MEd (Education Administration) University of Toledo

BEd (with Honours) Herzen State Pedagogical University

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) for economic and social development
  • “Greening” of education policy and curriculum development in TVET in developing countries and countries in transition
  • Education for sustainable development in an international context
  • Globalization and internationalization of education

 

Margarita Pavlova is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong, where she is also Director of the UNESCO-UNEVOC Centre (Hong Kong).  She has over twenty years of international experience in education across a variety of contexts, including Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia.

Dr Pavlova’s research is concerned with policy, planning and curriculum development in vocational education at both national and international levels.  Her current projects are in education for sustainability, development and green skills.  She works with agencies such as the Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and the European Training Foundation, where she has led a number of projects aimed at developing policies, approaches to and resources for vocational education, and related issues such as capacity building and poverty alleviation.

She has published widely in her field, including a sole-authored book, Technology and Vocational Education for Sustainable Development: Empowering Individuals for the Future (Springer, 2009).  She serves on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Vocational Education and Training and on the Editorial Advisory Boards of two book series published by Springer.

Dr Pavlova completed her Masters degree on a Soros Foundation scholarship, her first PhD on a Ministry of Education of Russia scholarship, and her second on an Australian Postgraduate Award.

Assistant Professors

Dr Euan AULD

Assistant Professor

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Dr Euan AULD
Assistant Professor
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PhD UCL Institute of Education

MRes UCL Institute of Education

MA UCL Institute of Education

BA The University of Edinburgh

 

Specialisation and expertise:

-       Comparative and international education

-       Policy studies

-       Philosophical anthropology

-       Sociology

-       Governance (history and theory)

 

Euan Auld is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. He holds a doctorate in Comparative and International Education & Policy Studies from the UCL Institute of Education, London (UK). His doctoral thesis investigated the rise of international large-scale assessments in education, and their influence on education research and policymaking, utilising theories from sociology, political science, and philosophy.

Euan’s current work theorises and conceptualises the role of stories in research, policy and governance processes, and the continuing relevance of myths and their corresponding symbols in contemporary - modern - societies. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of sociology and philosophical anthropology, investigating interrelated systems of meaning-making across cultures both past and present, and exploring ways to (re)integrate these insights into comparative studies of education, and education policy and practice.

Euan is a Managing Editor for the journal European Education (Taylor & Francis), and is an active member of the following societies: Comparative Education Society of Europe (CESE), Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), and the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK). He is serving as Honorary Secretary of CESHK. 

Dr William SIN Wai Lam

Assistant Professor

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Dr William SIN Wai Lam
Assistant Professor
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PhD University of Reading

MPhil University of Hong Kong

MA University of Sheffield

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Comparative philosophy
  • Chinese philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Critical thinking

 

William Sin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong, working in philosophy, with a focus on ethics.

His research interests include filial obligation, long-term caregiving and its moral implications, the problem of demandingness, Confucianism, Zen Buddhism, and the relation between ethics and ancient Chinese literature.  He has published in journals that include the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, and Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy.

Research Assistant Professor

Dr Hamza R’boul

Research Assistant Professor

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Dr Hamza R’boul
Research Assistant Professor
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PhD Public University of Navarre

MA Ibn Tofail Univerity

BA Ibn Tofail University

Specialization and expertise

  • Intercultural Education
  • Ethics and Education
  • Sociology of Education in the Global South
  • Alternative Epistemologies in Education and Language

Hamza R’boul is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. His works examine interculturality, power relations and the skewed geopolitics of knowledge as they shape education and society at large. They also address inequalities and discuss the demands for more epistemic justice in intercultural communication education and research, sociology of education, internationalization of higher education and English language teaching. He has published in e.g. Language and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Further and Higher Education, Journal of Multicultural Discourses and Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. His research interests include intercultural education, (higher) education in the Global South, decolonial endeavours in education, cultural politics of language teaching, and postcoloniality.

He published his first book ‘Through the Looking-glass of Interculturality: Autocritiques’ (Springer, 2022) which probes into the mainstream underpinnings of interculturality scholarships and constructs a profound analysis for epistemic plurality in intercultural education. His forthcoming books include Intercultural Communication Education and Research: Reenvisioning Fundamental Notions (Routledge, 2023), Postcolonial Challenges to Theory and Practice in ELT and TESOL: Geopolitics of Knowledge and Epistemologies of the South (Routledge, 2023) and Problematizing ELT in the Global South: Interculturality, Identity and Power Dynamics in Morocco (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023).

Senior Lecturers

Dr PARK Jae Hyung

Senior Lecturer I (Assistant Professor of Teaching)

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jpark@eduhk.hk

Dr PARK Jae Hyung
Senior Lecturer I (Assistant Professor of Teaching)
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EdD University of Hong Kong

MEd University of Hong Kong

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Comparative and international education
  • Cultural studies
  • Sociology of technology
  • Historiography and philosophy of education

 

Jae Park is a Senior Lecturer I in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong.  He holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Hong Kong, where he continues as a Research Associate and Lecturer.  His research interests are in sociology and philosophy of education.

Dr Park’s work has been published in Educational Philosophy and Theory, International Studies in Sociology of Education, Comparative Education, and Ethics & Behavior.  In the field of higher education his published book chapters include Internationalization of Chinese Higher Education in Latin American Campuses; Higher Education Knowledge Production in Postcolonial-Neoliberal Asia; Asian Education and Asia as Method; and a co-edited volume, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives on Education in the Asia-Pacific Region (Springer, 2016).

He serves as the Past President of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong and as the Head of the International Education Research Group in the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development in the Faculty of Education and Human Development.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, published by the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong.

Dr WU Siu Wai

Senior Lecturer I (Assistant Professor of Teaching)

2948 7801
swwu@eduhk.hk

Dr WU Siu Wai
Senior Lecturer I (Assistant Professor of Teaching)
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2948 7801
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swwu@eduhk.hk
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PhD Beijing Normal University

MEd University of Hong Kong

BEd (Primary Education) Chinese University of Hong Kong

Teachers Certificate Sir Robert Black College of Education

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Educational issues in Hong Kong
  • International education and education development
  • Teacher development and middle-manager training
  • Civic education and national identity
  • Chinese culture and philosophy

 

Wu Siu Wai is a Senior Lecturer I in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong.  He began his career as a teacher educator at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 1995.  He has a long history of working for local committees and educational organizations, serving on the committees that produced the Code for the Education Profession of Hong Kong (1992), and the Guidelines on Civic Education in Schools (1996).

Dr Wu serves as the Vice-Chief Editor of the Hong Kong Teachers’ Centre Journal, the Vice-Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers, and the Secretary of the Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association.  He is a member of the standing committee of The Hong Kong Council for Educational Administration.  He has served as an Independent School Reviewer for the Quality Assurance Division of Hong Kong’s Education Bureau.  In 1997, Dr Wu received a Certificate of Appreciation for The Pursuit of Quality Teaching in Higher Education from the Consortium for the Promotion of Teaching Skills and Technology.  He has given keynote addresses and invited presentations to educational organizations in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Taipei, Macao, Hangzhou, Anhui, Fujian, Shenyang, Jilin, Heilongjiang and Hainan.

As a local researcher, he has published, mostly in Chinese, more than 100 articles, chapters, books and journal articles.

Lecturers

Dr CHENG Tak-lai

Lecturer I

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Dr CHENG Tak-lai
Lecturer I
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chengtl@eduhk.hk

PhD Lancaster University

MEd The Hong Kong Institute of Education

BA The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

HD The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Specialisation and expertise

  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Life and values education
  • Experiential learning

 

Cheng Tak-lai is a Lecturer I in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. He is responsible for the teaching subjects in life and values education, and in education studies (in the related discipline of philosophical and socio-cultural issues in education).

He received a MEd with concentration in life and spirituality education at Hong Kong Institute of Education, and holds a PhD in higher education from Lancaster University. Prior to joining the department, he had worked across different roles (dissertation supervisor, fieldwork supervisor, lecturer and project officer) for the pre- and in-service teacher training in univerisites and institutes over the past ten years.

Dr Cheng is a registered social worker (RSW) of Social Workers Registration Board. He was conferred Life Education Personal Excellence Award by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) in 2016.

Dr Mark HARRISON

Lecturer I

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Dr Mark HARRISON
Lecturer I
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mgharrison@eduhk.hk
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EdD Education University of Hong Kong
MCoun Monash University
MEd University of Bristol
PGCE University of Nottingham
MChem University of Oxford

Specialisation and expertise

  • Comparative and international education
  • Student wellbeing and school counselling
  • Social and emotional aspects of learning

 

Mark Harrison is a Lecturer I in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. His teaching areas include international education and philosophical and socio-cultural issues in education.

Trained as a science teacher, Dr Harrison worked in secondary education in the UK and Hong Kong for many years, holding several positions of senior leadership in international schools and gaining a wide experience in the areas of curriculum, student wellbeing, counselling and learning support. Dr Harrison’s research interests are in counselling, student wellbeing and social and emotional aspects of learning. He is a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCAP) and a registered counsellor with the Asian Professional Counselling and Psychology Association (APCPA).

Dr Ezechiel THIBAUD

Lecturer I

2948 7963
ethibaud@eduhk.hk

Dr Ezechiel THIBAUD
Lecturer I
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ethibaud@eduhk.hk

PhD Lingnan University

MA University of Bordeaux

BA University of Bordeaux

Specialization and expertise

  • Moral Philosophy and Applied Ethics
  • Political Philosophy 
  • History of Philosophy 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Pedagogy & Philosophy 

 

Ezechiel Thibaud is a Lecturer I in the Department of International Education at the Education University of Hong Kong. 

Trained as a philosopher as well as a language teacher, she has experience in teaching various disciplines (philosophy, French, literature, politics…) in various countries and institutions (universities, international schools). 

Her international experience (having worked in the USA, China & Hong Kong, India, Burundi) gave her a deep insight into sociocultural issues in education, as well as into the various ways concepts such as the meaning of life, morality, or happiness are approached. She is particularly interested in making philosophical concepts accessible to large audiences, through the use of innovative pedagogical tools. 

Her philosophical research focuses on moral and political philosophy, with an emphasis on the concepts of autonomy, modern conceptions of virtue, and the ethics of technology.

Honorary Professors

Prof Bob ADAMSON

Honorary Professor


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Prof Bob ADAMSON
Honorary Professor
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PhD University of Hong Kong

MPhil University of Wales at Aberystwyth

PGCE University of Wales at Aberystwyth

BA (Hons) University of Wales at Aberystwyth

 

Specialization and expertise

  • Curriculum studies
  • Comparative and international education and development
  • Language policy-making and implementation

 

Bob Adamson is Chair Professor of Curriculum Reform and also a Former Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development in the Faculty of Education and Human Development. In December 2015 he was named UNESCO Chair in TVET and Lifelong Learning. 

Professor Adamson has published more than 120 books and papers, including China’s English (2004); Curriculum, schooling and society in Hong Kong (with Paul Morris, 2010); Comparative education research: approaches and methods (co-edited with Mark Bray and Mark Mason, 2007; 2014)—a work translated into eight languages—and Trilingual education in China: models and challenges (co-edited with Anwei Feng).  

He has written over fifty school textbooks and helped to write the Junior English for China and Senior English for China  series, used by approximately 400 million students. He co-wrote A Course in English Language Teaching, which won First Prize in the Outstanding National Higher Education Textbook category from the Chinese Government in 2001. He was awarded the “European Label for Innovative Initiatives in the Field of Language Learning” by the European Union in 2006.

Professor Adamson has been a consultant to the People's Education Press in the Ministry of Education, China, since 1989. In 2013 Qinghai Provincial Government named him "Kunlun Expert" (昆侖學者) for his 30 years’ work in Chinese education. 

Prof Rupert MACLEAN

Honorary Professor


maclean@eduhk.hk

Prof Rupert MACLEAN
Honorary Professor
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Rupert Maclean is a Former Director of the Centre for Lifelong Learning Research and Development, Chair Professor of International Education, and UNESCO Chair Professor in Technical and Vocational Education and Training and Lifelong Learning, at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). He was the foundation Director of UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Education in Bonn. His previous appointments include those of: Director, Section for Secondary Education at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris; Acting Director of the UNESCO Principal regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok; Chief of the Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID) at UNESCO Bangkok; and, UNESCO Chief Technical Advisor for the United Nations project to strengthen and upgrade teacher education throughout Myanmar. His scholarly work in education, and particularly in technical and vocational education and training, is well known from his numerous publications. He is recognized internationally as a leading change agent in education for social development. He has a thorough understanding of TVET in the Asia-Pacific region, contextualized by his broad grasp of educational issues, developments and scholarship world-wide. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Australia ‘for distinguished service to technical and vocational education particularly through UNESCO’ in 2011.

Prof Fazal RIZVI

Honorary Professor


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Prof Fazal RIZVI
Honorary Professor
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Professor Rizvi was appointed as an Honorary Professor in the Department of International Education in July 2021. He is Emeritus Professor of Global Studies in Education at the University of Melbourne and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He has written extensively on issues of identity and culture in transnational contexts, globalization and education policy, international education, student global mobility, higher education and Australia-Asia relations. His book, Globalizing Education Policy (Routledge 2010) is a standard course text in universities around the world.  A collection of his essays is published in Encountering Education in the Global: Selected Writings of Fazal Rizvi (Routledge 2014).  His most recent books are Class Choreographies: Elite Schools and Globalization (Palgrave 2017) and Transnational Perspectives on Democracy, Citizenship, Human Rights and Peace Education (Bloomsbury 2019).

Honorary Assistant Professors

Dr Emilia Szekely

Honorary assistant professor


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Dr Emilia Szekely
Honorary assistant professor
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Emilia Szekely is a researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.  She completed her PhD in Educational Development at the Education University of Hong Kong, and her Masters in International Development at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  Her areas of research, consultancy and project management include sinology, China-Mexico relations, interculturality, education policy, development and sustainability. 

Teaching staff (Part-Time)

Dr YIM Chi Shing

Guest lecturer


yimcs@eduhk.hk

Dr YIM Chi Shing
Guest lecturer
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Research staff

YAN Fei

Senior Research Assistant


fyan@eduhk.hk

YAN Fei
Senior Research Assistant
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Yumjyi Ji YING

Senior Research Assistant


jying@eduhk.hk

Yumjyi Ji YING
Senior Research Assistant
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jying@eduhk.hk

Administrative staff

Benjamin SO Hiu Chun

Executive officer II

2948 8761
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Benjamin SO Hiu Chun
Executive officer II
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Emily MANG Wai Ling

Project officer

2948 6142
ewlmang@eduhk.hk

Emily MANG Wai Ling
Project officer
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2948 8877
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Charlie YIP Ching Lam

Executive assistant

2948 7783
yipcl@eduhk.hk

Charlie YIP Ching Lam
Executive assistant
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2948 8877
yipcl@eduhk.hk