Research Expertise

Research Expertise

The Department is composed of a group of innovative scholars and researchers with expertise in inclusive education, guidance and counselling, communication and speech disorders, as well as a number of other diverse specialisms. Our research areas include:

We have strong links with the research centres in the Faculty of Education and Human Development, particularly the Integrated Centre for Wellbeing (I-WELL).

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Special Education

Staff Research Areas
Dr CHIM Ho Yeung, Hastings

SEN Education programs, SEN teachers' perception, Holistic support for students with learning difficulties

Ms CHOW Wing Sze, Emily

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dr HE Wu Jing, Mavis

Gifted Education and Creativity

Dr HO Fuk Chuen

Learning Difficulties

Ms KAN Pui Wai, Yvonne

AD/HD and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

Dr LAI Chi Leung

AD/HD and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

Dr LIU Duo, Phil

Language and literacy development and related difficulties, Developmental dyslexia

Dr POON Kei Yan, Kean

Educational Psychology and Juvenile Delinquency

Dr POON Chung Yee

Inclusive education, AD/HD and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties

Prof SIN Kuen Fung, Kenneth

Supporting Students with Special Needs for Inclusion

Dr WANG Li Chih, Angus

Developmental Dyslexia. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Speech-language Pathology

Staff Research Areas
Dr CHEN Yuan, David

Hearing aids, cochlear implants, and  speech perception

Dr KAM Chi Shan, Anna

Audiology, Aural Rehabilitation and Tinnitus, Automated Hearing Science

Dr KWAN-CHEN Li Ying, Lorinda

Communication disorders associated with Parkinson's Disease or stroke and other neurological conditions

Ms KWOK Yee Tak, Esther

Medical Speech-Language Pathology and Clinical Neuroscience

Ms LAU Suk Han, Polly

Speech, Language and Communication Disorders

Dr OOI Chia Wen, Carmen

Child Language Acquisition, Specific Language Impairment, Bi/Multilingualism, Memory and Language acquisition

Ms YU Ka Man, Karen

Language and Communication Disorders in Children, Clinical Education

Dr YUEN Chi Pun, Kevin

Hearing Impairment and Speech Recognition

Dr YUM Yen Na, Cherry

Bilingualism, word recognition, multilmodal communication

Guidance and Counselling

Staff Research Areas
Dr Chung Yin Han, Eva

Community-based inclusive development, person-centered practice, developmental and physical disabilities

Dr DATU Jesus Alfonso Daep

Positive psychology and positive education

Prof HUE Ming Tak

School Guidance, Counselling, Inclusion, Behaviour Management and Ethnic Minority Education


Emotion regulation, well-being across the lifespan

Dr KWOK Kan, Diana

Inclusive Sexuality Education, LGBTQ+ Affirmative Counselling and Culturally Competent School Counselling Practice

Prof LEUNG Chi Hung

Play and Parenting

Dr LEUNG Kim Chau, Charles

Guidance and Counselling

Ms WONG Shuk Ping, Grace

Counsellor Development,Career Counselling and Emotion-focused interventions

Neuroscience and Education

Staff Research Areas
Dr LAU Kwok Wai, Way

Neurophysiology of stress and resilience

Dr LIU Duo, Phil

Language and literacy development and related difficulties, Developmental dyslexia

Dr YUM Yen Na, Cherry

Bilingualism and Literacy

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