Dr LIN Dan

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology,
The Education University of Hong Kong                         

Phone: (852) 29488654
Email: lindan@eduhk.hk
ORCID: 0000-0002-0540-3840
Education PhD, Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Biography Dr Lin Dan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at The Education University of Hong Kong. She a developmental psychologist with research interests mainly in literacy development. She has been awarded three ECS/GRF grant as the Principal Investigator. She serves as consulting editor/reviewers for 15+ professional journals as well as for Hong Kong RGC and U.S. NSF grants. She additionally serves as a specialist for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications.
Research Interests
  • reading and writing development
  • language and learning
  • learning difficulties and interventions
5 Representative Publications
  • Lin, D., Sun. H., & McBride. C. (2019). Morphological awareness predicts the growth rate of Chinese character reading. Developmental Science, 22, e12793.
  • Zhang, X.* & Lin, D.* (2017). Does Growth Rate in Spatial Ability Matter in Predicting Early Mathematics Competence? Learning and Instruction, 49, 232-241. (*corresponding author)
  • Lin, D., Sun, H., & Zhang, X. (2016). Bidirectional relationship between visual-spatial skills and Chinese character reading ability in Chinese kindergartners: A cross-lagged analysis. Contemporary Educational Psychology. 46, 94-100. 
  • Lin, D., McBride-Chang, C., Aram, D., Shu, H., Levin, I., & Cho, J.-R. (2012). Maternal mediation of writing and kindergarteners’ literacy: A comparison between Hong Kong and Beijing. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 121-137.
  • Lin, D., McBride-Chang, C., Shu, H., Zhang, Y.P., Li, H., Zhang, J., Aram, D., & Levin, I. (2010). Small wins big: Analytic Pinyin skills promote Chinese word reading. Psychological Science, 21, 1117-1122.