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

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, Dora Choi-wa 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, Celeste Yuet-mui 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 and Lifelong Learning
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, Esther Yuet-ying 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, Anna Chi-Shan Department of Special Education and Counselling

Early Career Scheme (ECS) 

Year Project Title Principal Investigator Department

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
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)