Research Awards - Research - Faculty of Education and Human Development, EdUHK


Research Awards

Research Awards

The awards are established to recognize publications of outstanding quality, and the engagement and impact of staff research to the development of society.

  • Faculty ‘Quality Journal Article’ Awards;
  • Faculty ‘Quality Book’ Awards; and
  • Research Engagement and Impact Awards

Faculty ‘Quality Journal Article’ Awards

Dr. Kwan Lok Yin Joyce

Department of Psychology

  • Kwan, J. L. Y., & Chan, W. (2017). Variable system: An alternative approach for the analysis of mediated moderation. Psychological Methods, Advance online publication.

  • This article serves as a major reference point for analysis involving mediation and moderation relations in both methodological and theoretical settings, addressing a critical issue in modern approaches to statistically analyzing complex data structure. 

Finalists of Faculty ‘Quality Journal Article’ Awards

  • Chen, J. (2018). Exploring the impact of teacher emotions on their approaches to teaching: A structural equation modelling approach. British Journal of Educational Psychology.

  • Gao, F., & Ng, C. K. J. (2017). Studying parental involvement and university access and choice: An “Interacting Multiple Capitals” model. British Educational Research Journal, 43 (6), 1206-1224.

  • Hou, W. K., & Bonanno, G. A. (2018). Emotions in everyday life during social movements: Prospective predictions of mental health. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 65 (1), 120-131.

  • Kam, A. C. S., Leung, E. K. S., Chan, P. Y. B., & Tong, M.C.F. (2018). Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Chinese Tinnitus Functional Index. International Journal of Audiology, 57(2), 91-97.

  • Lau, E. Y. H., & Power, T. G. (2018). Parental involvement during the transition to primary school:  Examining bidirectional relations with school adjustment. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 257-266.

  • Lee, D. H. L., & Chiu, C. S. (2017). “School banding”: Principals’ perspectives of teacher professional development in the school-based management context. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(6), 686-701.

  • Liu, D., Li, H., & Wong, R. (June 2017). The anatomy of the role of morphological awareness in Chinese character learning: The mediation of phonological awareness, vocabulary and semantic radical knowledge and the moderation of morpheme family size. Scientific Studies of Reading. 21 (3), 210-224.

  • Lo, W. Y. W. (2018). After globalisation: A reconceptualisation of transnational Higher Education governance in Singapore and Hong Kong. Higher Education Quarterly, 72(1), 3–14.

  • Zhou, Y.L., McBride, C., Leung, J., Wang, Y. Joshi, M. & Farver, J. (2017) Chinese and English reading related skills in L1 and L2 Chinese speaking children in Hong Kong. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. 33 (3), 300-312.

Faculty ‘Quality Book’ Awards

Dr. Qian Haiyan

Department of Education Policy and Leadership

  • This evidenced-based book expands indigenous understandings about school leadership in non-Western societies and provokes re-examination of some deeply-held, taken-for-granted assumptions about good leadership practices in the Western context. It serves as an important reference for anyone who is interested in educational leadership, comparative education, education policy and educational development in contemporary China.

List of Recipients for Past Years


Faculty ‘Quality Journal Article’ Awards

Dr. Choi Tae Hee, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Choi, T. H. (2017). Hidden transcripts of teacher resistance: A case from South Korea. Journal of Education Policy, 32 (4), 480-502.

Dr. Kam Chi Shan Anna, Department of Special Education and Counselling
Kam, A. C. S., Sung, J. K. K., Lee, T., Wong, T. K. C., & van Hasselt, C. A. (2017). Improving mobile phone speech recognition by personalized amplification – Application in people with normal hearing and mild-to-moderate hearing loss. Ear and Hearing, 38 (2), e85-e92.

Dr. Siu Tik Sze Carrey, Department of Early Childhood Education
Siu, T. S. C., & Cheung, H. (2017). Infants’ sensitivity to emotion in music and emotion-action understanding. PLoS ONE, 12, e0171023.

Dr. Wang Li-chih Angus, Department of Special Education and Counselling
Wang, L. C., Liu, D., Chung, K. K. H. & Yang, H. M. (2017). Development of lexical tone awareness in Chinese children with and without dyslexia. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 49, 203-214.

Finalists of Faculty ‘Quality Journal Article’ Awards

Dr. Cheng Yan Ni Annie, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Cheng, A. Y. N., Szeto, E. (2016) Teacher leadership development and principal facilitation: Novice teachers’ perspectives. Teaching and Teacher Education, 58, 140-148.

Dr. Gao Fang, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning
Gao, F. (2017). Being ‘religious and cultural rebels’ or being ‘cultural hybrids’? The role of identity capital in Muslim female university students’ self-construction. Gender and Education, 1-16.

Dr. Lau Yi Hung Eva, Department of Early Childhood Education
Lau, E. Y. H. (2016). A mixed-methods study of paternal involvement in Hong Kong. British Educational Research Journal, 42, 1023-1040.

Dr. Lau Yuet Ying Esther, Department of Psychology
Lau, E. Y. Y., Hui, C. H., Lam, J., & Cheung, S. F. (2017). Sleep and optimism: A longitudinal study of bidirectional causal relationship and its mediating and moderating variables in a Chinese student sample. Chronobiology International, 34(3), 360-372.

Dr. Park Jae Hyung, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning
Park, J. (2016). Sociocultural concept of high ability and heart-mind epistemology in Confucian societies. International Studies in Sociology of Education, 1-18.

Dr. Wong Tin Yau Terry, Department of Psychology
Wong, T. T.-Y., Ho, C. S.-H., & Tang, J. (2016). The relation between ANS and arithmetic achievement: The mediating role of number-numerosity mapping. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 46, 208-217.

Dr. Yang Min, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Yang, M., Luk, L. Y. Y., Webster, B. J., Chau, A. W. l., & Ma, C. H. K. (2016). The role of international service-learning in facilitating undergraduate students’ self-exploration. Journal of Studies in International Education, 20(5), 416-436.

Research Engagement and Impact Award

Dr. Yuen Wai Kwan Gail, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Reshaping the policy landscape of early childhood education (ECE): From private to public provision of free quality kindergarten education


Faculty ‘Quality Journal Article’ Awards

Dr. Buchtel Emma, Department of Psychology
Buchtel, E. E., Guan, Y. J., Peng, Q., Su, Y. J., Sang, B., Chen, S. X. H., & Bond, M. H. (2015). Are Immoral Behaviors Especially Harmful, or Especially Uncivilized? Immorality East and West, 41 (10), 1382-1394.

Dr. Chen Junjun, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Chen, J. J. (2016). Understanding teacher emotions: The development of a teacher emotion inventory. Teaching and Teacher Education, 55, 68-77.

Dr. Cheung Rebecca, Department of Early Childhood Education
Cheung, R. Y. M., Cumming, E. M., Zhang, A., & Davies, P. T. (2016). Trivariate Modeling of Interparental Conflict and Adolescent Emotional Security. Journal of Youth Adolescence, 45 (11). 2336-2352.

Dr. King Ronnel, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
King, R. B. (2015). Sense of relatedness boosts engagement, achievement, and well-being: A latent growth model study. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 42, 26-38.

Dr. Lo Will, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning
Lo, W. Y. W. (2016). The concept of greater China in higher education: adoptions, dynamics and implications. Comparative Education, 52, 26-43.

Dr. Sun Jiang, Department of Early Childhood Education
Sun, J., Liu, Y., Chen, E. E., Rao, Nirmala., Liu, H. Y. (2016). Factors related to parents’ engagement in cognitive and socio-emotional caregiving in developing countries. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 21-31. 10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.12.003

Faculty ‘Quality Book’ Awards

Dr. Lee Daphnee, Department of Education Policy and Leadership
Managing Chineseness: Identity and Ethnic Management in Singapore