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BAIMAGANBETOVA Shynar

PhD Student


s1125734@s.eduhk.hk

BAIMAGANBETOVA Shynar
PhD Student
s1125734@s.eduhk.hk
D1-1/F-23
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Shynar Baimaganbetova is a PhD student in the EPL Department. She received her BA and MSc degrees from Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan. Prior to joining the EdUHK, Shynar worked as an EFL instructor with young and adult learners. Her recent work experience involves a professional development program where she served as a trainer for English language teachers from vulnerable rural populations. Shynar’s current research project centers on youth aspirations and life transitions. Apart from academic life, she is passionate about interior and fashion design, mindful living, and dumplings.   

 

Research Interest

  • Educational Equity and Social Justice
  • Sociocultural and Youth Studies
  • Popular Culture and Social Media in Education.

BELOVA Xeniya

PhD Student


s1131900@s.eduhk.hk

BELOVA Xeniya
PhD Student
s1131900@s.eduhk.hk
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Xeniya Belova is a PhD student at the Education University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Teaching English from the Eurasian National University in Astana, and her Master's Degree in Multilingual Education from Nazarbayev University in Astana.

Prior to entering EduHK, Xeniya worked as an administrator at Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Education.

Xeniya is passionate about research and her research project, which explores communication in multilingual and multicultural education environments in Kazakhstan and Hong Kong. Among non-research interests, she enjoys reading, learning foreign languages, traveling and painting.

 

Research Interest

  • Multilingualism
  • Multilingual Education
  • Multilingual/Intercultural Communication

BOZYMBEKOVA Kuralay

PhD Student


s1126701@s.eduhk.hk

BOZYMBEKOVA Kuralay
PhD Student
s1126701@s.eduhk.hk
D1-1/F-23
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Kuralay Bozymbekova is a PhD student of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Kuralay obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Birmingham in the UK and her Master’s degree specializing in Peace and Global Governance from Kyung Hee University in South Korea. Prior to joining EdUHK, she was an instructor at the Graduate School of Education of Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. She is currently pursuing her PhD sponsored by the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme under the supervision of Prof. John LEE Chi Kin.

 

Research Interest

  • Values, Character and Citizenship Education

BUENCONSEJO Jet Uy

MPhil Student


s1136202@s.eduhk.hk

BUENCONSEJO Jet Uy
MPhil Student
s1136202@s.eduhk.hk
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Jet took his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with distinction at Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila, Philippines where he also worked as the Student Research Coordinator and a Psychology instructor at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

A licensed psychologist and psychometrician, Jet completed his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines. He became involved in research projects related to parenting and adolescent decision-making.

As a graduate student, he is currently working on research projects in Positive Youth Development (PYD) and adolescent mental health.
 

Research Interest

  • Positive Youth Development
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

CAI Qiuyun

MPhil Student


s1144190@s.eduhk.hk

CAI Qiuyun
MPhil Student
s1144190@s.eduhk.hk
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CAI Qiuyun is currently an M.Phil. student in the ECE Department. She received her master’s degree in Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Sun Yat-sen University. She worked as a research assistant at the CUHK and the City University of Hong Kong from 2019 to 2022 on a number of research projects in the early language development of monolingual and multilingual children, first language acquisition, and parent-child input-outcome relationships.

She enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching TV series.

Research Interest: 

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Parent-child Interaction
  • The Relationship of Parental Input and Child Outcomes
  • Language and Literacy Acquisition

CALDWELL Melissa Pearl

PhD student


s1142629@s.eduhk.hk

CALDWELL Melissa Pearl
PhD student
s1142629@s.eduhk.hk
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Melissa is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Early Childhood Education. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at City University of Hong Kong. After graduation, she secured a position as a research assistant at The Education University of Hong Kong. Being a research assistant had inspired her to take up the challenge of a Ph.D. Melissa’s research interests are the social-cognitive and social-emotional development in young children. She enjoys pottery, diving, reading, and watching TV series in her spare time.

 

Research Interest

  • Social Cognitive Development
  • Pedagogies of Care

CHEN Mingjing

PhD Student


s1144055@s.eduhk.hk

CHEN Mingjing
PhD Student
s1144055@s.eduhk.hk
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Chen Mingjing received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology with distinction and Master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Tianjin Normal University. After graduation, she was involved in research projects at Shenzhen University. Her current research project focuses on special education.

She enjoys painting, singing and movies.  

 

 

Research Interest

  • Language Development in Dyslexic Children
  • Social Development in Autistic Children

CHENG Qinyu

PhD Student


s1143995@s.eduhk.hk

CHENG Qinyu
PhD Student
s1143995@s.eduhk.hk
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Claire Cheng is currently a Ph.D. student in the PS Department.
She received her master’s degree at Boston University and bachelor’s degree at University of International Relations,
Her research interest lies in the intersection of media and psychology, which involves media use, online activities, adolescents’ development, and well-being.
Other than academic life, she loves watching TV series, jazz dancing, swimming, and exploring cafés.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Media Psychology

  • Psychosocial Well-being

  • Child and Adolescents' Development

CHEUNG Hau Tung

MPhil student


s1121047@s.eduhk.hk

CHEUNG Hau Tung
MPhil student
s1121047@s.eduhk.hk
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Cheung Hau Tung, Clara is pursuing her MPhil in the Department of Special Education and Counselling. She is currently working on research projects related to Autism Spectrum Disorder and mental health. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Special Education from the Education University of Hong Kong in 2020, and has worked as a research assistant in other local universities. Apart from academic life, she enjoys singing, drawing and hiking in her spare time.

 

Research Interest

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Public Health 

DONG Xiaying

PhD Student


s1143996@s.eduhk.hk

DONG Xiaying
PhD Student
s1143996@s.eduhk.hk
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DONG Xiaying is an awardee of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Currently, she is pursuing her doctor’s degree in C&I.

Before joining EdUHK, she completed her MA Education programme at University College London and was awarded Distinction. She studied in Mainland China for her BA in English and studied in Denmark as an exchange student. Additionally, she has obtained a number of awards, such as the National Scholarship and Beijing Outstanding Graduate.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Feedback Literacy
  • Digital Assessment
  • Feedback Practices in EFL Classroom

DUAN Rujun

PhD student


s1139428@s.eduhk.hk

DUAN Rujun
PhD student
s1139428@s.eduhk.hk
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I graduated from Northeast Normal University with a Master’s degree in Psychology. My Master’s thesis explored morphemic ambiguity as a significant factor to investigate morpho-semantic processing in Chinese word recognition. Currently, I am working on visual statistical learning from a developmental perspective in pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. My research focuses on exploring neural mechanisms associated with Chinese orthographic statistical learning by using event-related potentials (ERPs). Apart from academic work, I am very passionate about reading and swimming.

 

Research Interest

  • Visual statistical learning
  • Chinese word reading and recognition
  • Morphological processing

FONG Yasmin

PhD student


s1131859@s.eduhk.hk

FONG Yasmin
PhD student
s1131859@s.eduhk.hk
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Yasmin obtained her Honours degree at the University of Dundee (UK) and was selected for the Roche Continents program during her studies. 


Currently, she is pursuing her research studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, and learning about different aspects of culture in Hong Kong. 


She personally enjoys travelling and meeting new people, especially fellow fans of the Golden State Warriors.

 

Research Interest

  • STEAM Education

  • Art(s)/Aesthetics/Creativity in Education

  • Early Childhood Education

 

FRONDOZO Cherry Eron

PhD Student


s1131889@s.eduhk.hk

FRONDOZO Cherry Eron
PhD Student
s1131889@s.eduhk.hk
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I am a first year Ph.D. student from the Philippines. My research interests include the emotional regulation of academic emotions, and its impact on engagement and learning outcomes. 

I worked as a research assistant in EdUHk for 1 year prior to my studies and was a research coordinator in a graduate school in the Philippines for 2 years. I like analyzing data and sharing my research with academics and practitioners. I’m looking forward to my studies at EdUHK! 

 

Research Interest

  • Academic Emotions
  • Emotion Regulation

FU Zhen

PhD Student


s1143994@s.eduhk.hk

FU Zhen
PhD Student
s1143994@s.eduhk.hk
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Zhen received her BA in Hispanic Studies at Boston College and her MA in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. Witnessing and experiencing the educational realities in the U.S., Latin America, and different regions in China has been a great asset to her and fueled her passion for educational research.

Prior to becoming a Ph.D. student, Zhen experienced teaching in an education company, a public middle school, and a university's English faculty. Working with diverse student groups broadened her perspectives on learning and teaching.

Zhen is interested in alternative education and educational reform in China.
 

 

Research Interest

  • Education Reform
  • Alternative Education
  • Independent Schools
  • Ethnography
  • Comparative and International Education

GAO Fengzhan

PhD Student


s1129839@s.eduhk.hk

GAO Fengzhan
PhD Student
s1129839@s.eduhk.hk
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Gao Fengzhan is a Ph.D. student at SEC. Before pursuing his doctoral degree, he was a senior research assistant at the Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education at EdUHK. He is interested in studies about career-related development of diverse learners and technology-enhanced assessment.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Career Education and Assessment for Students with SEN

HACKMAN Salomey Tardy

PhD Student


s1136217@s.eduhk.hk

HACKMAN Salomey Tardy
PhD Student
s1136217@s.eduhk.hk
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Salomey is an educator with 8 years experience in the field of Education in her home country, Liberia. She has worked as a Science teacher, a university lecturer, a STEM instruction coordinator, and a teacher trainer with public, private, local and international organizations. She is interested in providing education that equips students to survive in the 21st century. In this vein, she sees rigorous teacher professional development as an essential means to that end. Outside of academics, Salomey is passionate about music, food, culture, and critical media literacy.

 

Research Interest

  • Teacher Professional Development
  • STEM education
  • The New Science of Learning
  • Experimental Research.

HO Cheuk Ming

PhD Student


hades@s.eduhk.hk

HO Cheuk Ming
PhD Student
hades@s.eduhk.hk
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HO Cheuk Ming Hades received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. After ten years of working as a corporate trainer, Outward Bound instructor, secondary school vice-principal and playgroup teacher, he started to pursue the postgraduate degree in Education at The Education University of Hong Kong. He is interested in character education in early childhood. He likes sports, especially water sports.

Research Interest

  • Character Education in Early Childhood

HUANG Yanjun

PhD Student


s1134417@s.eduhk.hk

HUANG Yanjun
PhD Student
s1134417@s.eduhk.hk
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Jun obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business English from Guangxi Normal University and received her Master’s degree in Educational Management and Leadership from the Education University of Hong Kong. She was a middle school teacher for four years before.

Jun is currently a PhD student at C&I. She likes photography, cooking and travelling.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Life Planning and Career Development

HUANG Zewen

PhD Student


s1143993@s.eduhk.hk

HUANG Zewen
PhD Student
s1143993@s.eduhk.hk
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HUANG Zewen, male, was born in Jiangxi Province, China. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Psychological Statistics and Measurement) at Jiangxi Normal University. He studied Public Health (Psychological Medicine and Social Health) at Macau University of Science and Technology in 2020-2022 and obtained his Master of Public Health Degree. He is currently pursuing his PhD under the supervision of Dr. JIANG Da.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Prediction of Mental Illness (Anxiety and Depression)
  • Health Education and Counseling
  • Emotion and Emotion Regulation
  • Well-being across the lifespan
  • The Role of Culture on Lifespan Development

KIM Jeehee Jessica

PhD Student


s1131890@s.eduhk.hk

KIM Jeehee Jessica
PhD Student
s1131890@s.eduhk.hk
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Jeehee Kim obtained both her BA and MA in TESOL in South Korea. 

Finding her passion and love for English education early, she chose to continue her academic journey while gaining teaching experience. She has taught various age groups, from kindergarten to adult learners. These experiences gave her an interest in Curriculum and Education policies, as well as a dream of making the life of Korean students better and happier. 

Beside English education, she loves music and travelling. 

 

Research Interest

  • English Education
  • Education Policies
  • English Curriculum
  • Bilingualism

LI Yingxiu

PhD Student


s1129964@s.eduhk.hk

LI Yingxiu
PhD Student
s1129964@s.eduhk.hk
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Winnie is a Ph.D. student at EPL. She received her Master’s degree in Curriculum Teaching and Assessment from EdUHK. She was a research assistant before joining the Research Postgraduate Programme.

Apart from academic work, Winnie enjoys sports (Badminton, Basketball, and Tennis), travel, and cooking.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Teacher Well-being
  • Teacher Resilience
  • Teacher Professional Development

LIANG Jieshuang

PhD student


s1139426@s.eduhk.hk

LIANG Jieshuang
PhD student
s1139426@s.eduhk.hk
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I am so blessed to be admitted as a PhD student in the Department of Psychology at the Education University of Hong Kong. Before studying a PhD, I have obtained my Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mainland China. I felt deeply benefited from studying in the field of psychology for approximately eight years. I enjoyed it very much as it equipped me with practical skills to develop solutions for different problems facing the world today. In my leisure time, I love various sports and communicating with people. The best way for me to cope with pressure is to take a good sleep.

 

Research Interest

  • Interpersonal Maltreatment
  • Psychosocial Wellbeing

MEN Ze

PhD Student


s1136203@s.eduhk.hk

MEN Ze
PhD Student
s1136203@s.eduhk.hk
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I came from Shenzhen with an academic background in materials science and engineering. I would like to change my career path as I have deep interest in education. I have strong leadership and management skills as I was in charge of an education technology company. I therefore have built strong ties with different types of schools. My hobbies are investing and gaining knowledge of housing and advanced management. I’ve attended several exchange activities in America and Europe. I love travelling to understand different cultures.


Research Interest

  • Teacher Leadership
  • Teacher Innovation
  • Professional Learning Communities

MENDOZA Norman Biliwang

PhD Student


s1131898@s.eduhk.hk

MENDOZA Norman Biliwang
PhD Student
s1131898@s.eduhk.hk
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Norman is a Filipino Ph.D. student enrolled in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2019. 

He received his BS Psychology degree from the Angeles University Foundation, Philippines in 2011 and his Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy in the University of Saint Joseph, Macau SAR in 2014. He's the eldest of three brothers. 

In his free time, Norman listens to podcasts, plays Basketball, and enjoys CrossFit 

 

Research Interest

  • Social Contagion in School
  • Self-assessment Models
  • Moderation Analysis
  • School Engagement
  • Resilience
  • Social Support

NATALE Silvia

PhD Student


s1144627@s.eduhk.hk

NATALE Silvia
PhD Student
s1144627@s.eduhk.hk
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Silvia Natale is a Ph.D. student at SEC. She received her BSc from the Polytechnic University of Milan, her teaching qualification from the University of Sunderland, and her Master’s degree in Psychology from Manchester University (UK). Before joining the EdUHK, Silvia worked as an International School teacher and Education Consultant for a British University. Her recent work experience involved mentoring and assessing PGCE trainee teachers at various schools in Hong Kong. She has also been working as a research assistant at EdUHK on positive educational interventions. Silvia’s most recent research project centers on mindfulness for teachers and parents of children with neurodiversities (ADHD, ASD). Apart from academic life, she is passionate about her family, nature, and traveling.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Positive Education  
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurodiversities 

NG Siu Ping

PhD student


s0655050@s.eduhk.hk

NG Siu Ping
PhD student
s0655050@s.eduhk.hk
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Miss Ng obtained her first degree from EdUHK in 2009. She had been a teacher before she received her master’s degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2021. Currently, she is one of the PhD students in the Department of Early Childhood Education (ECE) of EdUHK. Her research interests are Mathematics and STEM education.

 

Research Interest

  • Mathematics

  • STEM education

NGUYEN Ngoc Ninh

PhD Student


s1131896@s.eduhk.hk

NGUYEN Ngoc Ninh
PhD Student
s1131896@s.eduhk.hk
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Ninh Nguyen is a PhD student at the Faculty of Education and Human Development. 

She received her BA from Vietnam National University in Vietnam, and her MA from La Trobe University in Australia. 

Before joining EdUHK, Ninh worked as a lecturer of Translation and Interpretation at Vietnam National University and an education consultant for the World Bank Group in Vietnam. Her work experience involves training young would-be translators, professional development for EFL teachers, and policy advice in higher education.

Ninh's current research project focuses on quality of higher education. In her non-academic life, Ninh loves art and craft, enjoys reading and swimming.   

 

Research Interest

  • Quality in Higher Education 
  • Curriculum, Teaching and Learning 
  • Transnational Education

NOORI Abdul Qawi

PhD Student


s1144352@s.eduhk.hk

NOORI Abdul Qawi
PhD Student
s1144352@s.eduhk.hk
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Abdul Qawi Noori is a Ph.D. student at EPL. Noori obtained his MA in Educational Management and Administration from the University of Technology Malaysia. He has teaching experience at both school and tertiary levels. He has published a dozen of papers in reputable international journals.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • School Management, and School Effectiveness
  • Quality Management and Quality Assurance

PAN Yingying

PhD Student


s1143986@s.eduhk.hk

PAN Yingying
PhD Student
s1143986@s.eduhk.hk
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PAN is currently a Ph.D. student in ECE. She is also one of the 2022-2023 Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) award-winners. She started playing the piano at the age of four and with outstanding performance, she obtained her Master of Arts degree in Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education at Xinghai Conservatory of Music. With a great passion for Early Childhood Music Education (ECME), she accumulated teaching experiences in preschools, music studios, and universities and obtained the Orff Music Course Tutor certificate. PAN is dedicated to research in ECME and will focus her doctoral study in this area.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Early Childhood Music Education
  • Pedagogies and Curriculum
  • Music Teaching and Learning
  • Children Development
  • Parent and Children Relationships

SAAMONG Charla Rochella

PhD student


s1139435@s.eduhk.hk

SAAMONG Charla Rochella
PhD student
s1139435@s.eduhk.hk
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Charla Rochella S. Saamong has an extensive teaching experience in the field of early childhood in the Philippines, particularly in the UP Child Development Center- a laboratory school for children from infancy until the age of six. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Family Life and Child Development, a Master’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a research focus on children’s movements and environments. Charla has also authored several storybooks for young children and advocates for child-family-and-culture centered research, programs, and policies. She was also a regular member of a University-based ethics committee.

 

Research Interest

  • Early childhood education 
  • Children's movement and environments
  • Family life
  • Child development

SEIDUMANOVA Meruyert

PhD Student


s1131871@s.eduhk.hk

SEIDUMANOVA Meruyert
PhD Student
s1131871@s.eduhk.hk
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I am from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I graduated from Nazarbayev University in Astana with Master of Public Policy and from American University, Washington, DC with B.S. in Economics.

I am the founder of a social enterprise – Ellefun – a child education center. I also worked in The Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan as a research fellow, where I conducted research on various topics and helped to prepare recommendations on policy to the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Apart from academic life, I am passionate about social entrepreneurship.

 

Research Interest

  • Equity and Quality in Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Early Childhood Education

 

SHI Yaqing

PhD student


s1139439@s.eduhk.hk

SHI Yaqing
PhD student
s1139439@s.eduhk.hk
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I am from Chengdu, China. I graduated from the University College, London, with a Master’s degree in Comparative Education in 2020. My studies there mainly focused on higher education, linguistic teaching and internationalization of education. Currently, I am pursuing a PHD degree in Shadow Education at EdUHK, and my work experience in both public schools and educational institutions is useful to my current research. Apart from my academic life, I also like reading, painting, playing Chinese zither and travelling around the world.

 

Research Interest

  • Shadow Education
  • English Teaching and Learning

TAI Pui Lun Alan

PhD Student


alaniat@s.eduhk.hk

TAI Pui Lun Alan
PhD Student
alaniat@s.eduhk.hk
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Alan is a PhD student at the Education University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to becoming a student in EdUHK , Alan worked as a research assistant on numbers of research projects in the area of special needs using technologies like eye-tracking and EEG. Alan’s research interest is in the understanding of the underlying brain mechanisms of mental wellbeing. His PhD project focuses on the examination of stress resilience by utilizing MRI neuroimaging techniques. His hobbies are sports and travelling.

 

Research Interest

  • Stress and Resilience

  • Neuropsychology

  • Cognitive Neuroscience

TANG Chor Wai Tracy

PhD student


s1138632@s.eduhk.hk

TANG Chor Wai Tracy
PhD student
s1138632@s.eduhk.hk
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Tracy TANG received her Bachelor’s degree from University of London in Goldsmith and her Master’s degree from King’s College London.  After working for 5 years in two different universities to enrich her research experience, she is now pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Education University of Hong Kong. Tracy’s research experience lies within the topics of health-related psychological processes, behavioural medicine and wellbeing.  Other than research and her work, she loves hiking where she can explore different places.

 

Research Interest

  • Child wellbeing
  • Motivation
  • Doping
  • Meta-analysis
  • Systematic Review

TANG Jianjing Janice

PhD Student


s1129852@s.eduhk.hk

TANG Jianjing Janice
PhD Student
s1129852@s.eduhk.hk
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TANG Jianjing, Janice is a PhD student of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. Janice received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and her Master’s degree specializing in Higher Education. She was a research assistant of The Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of Hong Kong before joining the Department.

She is currently pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. BRYANT, Darren Anthony. Her research interests include middle leadership, instructional leadership, and educational reform in China. Janice’s current research project centers on how subject leaders facilitate teaching and learning at Chinese schools.

Apart from academic work, she is very passionate about traveling, cooking, making friends, and playing the piano. She looks forward to interacting with you and learn from one another!

 

Research Interest

  • Middle leadership
  • Instructional leadership
  • Educational reform in China

THIEU Thi Hoang Oanh

PhD Student


s1136213@s.eduhk.hk

THIEU Thi Hoang Oanh
PhD Student
s1136213@s.eduhk.hk
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Thieu Thi Hoang Oanh has a wide range of teaching and research experiences in Vietnam.  She obtained her MA degree from Can Tho University in 2008. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in English Language Education and is a member of the Language Massive Open Online Course (LMOOC) project team, specializing in “Learning IELTS Writing and Speaking through Intercultural Education”. She has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. 

 

Research Interest

  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Intercultural Communication Competence
  • CLIL
  • Flipped Classroom

WAN Wing Lam

PhD student


s1139427@s.eduhk.hk

WAN Wing Lam
PhD student
s1139427@s.eduhk.hk
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Alison LAM is a PhD student at the Faculty of Education and Human Development. She was a Research Assistant at the Centre for Child and Family Science of EdUHK. She has gained a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Sciences (Health Studies) from SPEED of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interest lies in motivation, situational factors affecting health behaviours and nutrition, and health promotion.

She loves travelling, listening to music and watching TV series. She is now looking forward to starting her PhD studies at EdUHK.

 

Research Interest

  • Motivation
  • Situational factors affecting health behaviour
  • Nutrition

WANG Jiaxin

PhD Student


s1143987@s.eduhk.hk

WANG Jiaxin
PhD Student
s1143987@s.eduhk.hk
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Wang Jiaxin is a Ph.D. student in C&I. She received her master’s degree at South China Normal University. She enjoys anime and playing badminton in her spare time.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Pedagogies & Curriculum
  • National Identity

WANG Shuang

PhD Student


s1143988@s.eduhk.hk

WANG Shuang
PhD Student
s1143988@s.eduhk.hk
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WANG Shuang received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University. She developed a great interest in cultural psychology when she studied for her MA majoring in intercultural communication. She has tried to explore how distal and proximal cultural factors can affect people’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in psychology at EdUHK.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Cross-cultural psychology
  • Social norms

WANG Wei

PhD Student


s1144054@s.eduhk.hk

WANG Wei
PhD Student
s1144054@s.eduhk.hk
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Wang Wei is a Ph.D. student in PS. Prior to pursuing her study at EdUHK, she worked in a college teaching applied psychology with a master’s degree in education and psychology from the University of Sheffield.

Going with the flow and pursuing inner serenity is her way of life. She enjoys cooking, daydreaming, sleeping, and loving others.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Sleep
  • Mind-wandering

WEI Yu

PhD Student


s1144052@s.eduhk.hk

WEI Yu
PhD Student
s1144052@s.eduhk.hk
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WEI Yu is a Ph.D. student in C&I. She received her BA in English at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication and her MSc in TESOL at The University of Edinburgh.

Before entering EdUHK, Yu worked as a lecturer in English at a mainland China university for eight years. Her teaching experience inspired her to explore university students’ English learning in out-of-class contexts.

Outside of research, Yu loves music, food, movies, and detective stories.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Learner Agency
  • Out-of-Class Language Learning
  • Self-regulated Language Learning

WU Xiaoyuan

PhD student


s1139420@s.eduhk.hk

WU Xiaoyuan
PhD student
s1139420@s.eduhk.hk
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Miss WU Xiaoyuan graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from East China Normal University and Nanjing Normal University respectively. Now she will continue the ECE research at the Education University of Hong Kong. She believes that effective early childhood education is able to bring children a sweet and fruitful childhood, which makes it a discipline worthy for Xiaoyuan to pursue lifelong learning.

Her research interest mainly lies in family influences and parental involvement, social behavior and adjustment, and the psychological development of children aged 2-4 in the unique transition period from home or nursery to preschool education. Apart from her academic life, she loves music, traveling, and photography.

 

Research Interest

  • Family Influences and Parental Involvement

  • Social Behavior and Adjustment

  • Transition to Preschool

 

WU Xuanyi Eliza

PhD Student


s1130084@s.eduhk.hk

WU Xuanyi Eliza
PhD Student
s1130084@s.eduhk.hk
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I majored in Translation at HKBU before I studied my Masters in Education at EdUHK. I’m now starting my PhD in EPL.

I love watching films and TV series, Marvel, GoT, and Modern Family. I also like singing and eating vegetables. One day I hope to own a cat and a dog. 

 

Research Interest

  • Dialogic Learning of Bilingual Children

XIA Weiwei

PhD Student


s1130706@s.eduhk.hk

XIA Weiwei
PhD Student
s1130706@s.eduhk.hk
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I am glad to be a PhD student in the Department of Psychology. Prior to starting my PhD study, I worked as a research assistant at EdUHK. The precious research experience provided me insights on how the physical environments impact an individual’s psychological states. Thus, currently, my research concerns the interactions between individuals and their surroundings. Specifically, I examine the ways in which the natural environment and our built environment could enhance the levels of individuals' well-being, mental health, and emotional states. Apart from my academic life, I love spending time with my family, friends, and my two beloved dogs, Ben & Wayne. I also enjoy the nature and hiking, watching live music shows, and tasting different cuisines.

 

Research Interest

  • Emotion
  • Nature connection
  • Urban planning on promoting well-being
  • Interaction between people and their environments

XIONG Yuhan

PhD student


s1139425@s.eduhk.hk

XIONG Yuhan
PhD student
s1139425@s.eduhk.hk
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Yuhan is a Ph.D. student at the Department of Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), Faculty of Education and Human Development. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Sichuan International Studies University in Mainland China, majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. She then received a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership with a joint degree in Comparative and International Education at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Her doctoral study will focus on E-assessment in the teaching and learning process.
 

Research Interest

  • E-assessment
  • Educational Technology
  • Teaching and Learning

YANG Min

PhD Student


minyang@s.eduhk.hk

YANG Min
PhD Student
minyang@s.eduhk.hk
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With a master’s degree in developmental and educational psychology from Shenzhen University, Ms. Min YANG is pursuing her PhD in educational psychology at EdUHK. She believes that education is the most direct way that leads to success, and this is particularly true for ethnic minority students in HK. Min is fascinated by the cutting-edge research on education and psychology, seeking effective methods to improve children’s  learning and reading skills. She has decided to develop a lifelong career in education. Her current research focuses on children’s cognitive development, learning and reading, language development and learning difficulties and intervention, reading and learning in Chinese language among ethnic minority students in HK.

Research Interest

  • Children Reading and Writing Development
  • Language and Learning
  • Learning Difficulties Interventions

YEUNG Cheuk Lam

PhD student


s1139432@s.eduhk.hk

YEUNG Cheuk Lam
PhD student
s1139432@s.eduhk.hk
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Jerry YEUNG is from Hong Kong. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from The University of Hong Kong, and he is currently a PhD student in the Department of Early Childhood Education. Prior to studying his doctoral degree, he worked as a Research Assistant in several research projects in Hong Kong. Trained as a kindergarten teacher and special childcare worker, Jerry is interested in Arts and Creativity, as well as Teacher Professional Development within Early Childhood Education settings. His hobbies are traveling, hiking, water sports, and table tennis.

 

Research Interest

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Arts and Creativity
  • Pedagogies & Curriculum
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Education Policy

YU Jiashun

PhD Student


s1107356@s.eduhk.hk

YU Jiashun
PhD Student
s1107356@s.eduhk.hk
D4-1/F-39
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I have broad research interests in the field of education. My teaching experience in various settings and research background inspired me to focus on local phenomena from a global perspective. 


I am exploring the external and internal factors affecting policy change in the kindergartens adjacent to the Shenzhen-Hong Kong boundary areas. The findings will provide strategies about their sustainable development to policy makers at the kindergarten and government level.

 

Research Interest

  • Education Policy
  • Early Childhood Education

 

YU Jing

PhD Student


s1131863@s.eduhk.hk

YU Jing
PhD Student
s1131863@s.eduhk.hk
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I obtained my Masters in Education from the University of Edinburgh. 

After graduating, I became an IELTS reading teacher in an educational company. 

I have various hobbies including cooking and listening to classical music. I am really looking forward to joining EdUHK and starting my PhD!

 

Research Interest

  • Citizenship Eduation

YU Liyan

PhD Student


s1134586@s.eduhk.hk

YU Liyan
PhD Student
s1134586@s.eduhk.hk
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I am from Henan, China. Graduating from the Education University of Hong Kong with a Master’s degree in Education, I have worked in Sanya Aviation and Tourism College as a lecturer for three years, specializing in for Civil Aviation Transportation. Currently, I am working on reading comprehension issues and am pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. My research focuses on the role of social-emotional factors and linguistic skills on reading comprehension in both monolingual and bilingual children, and on reading difficulties among left-behind children.  

 

Research Interest

  • Reading comprehension difficulty in left-behind children and normal children

ZENG Chun Gwen

PhD Student


s1131880@s.eduhk.hk

ZENG Chun Gwen
PhD Student
s1131880@s.eduhk.hk
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Hi! I am a new PhD student in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching English major students for more than 6 years at a mainland university.

My research interests include early English education, parental involvement and parent education. 

I like shopping, eating, reading and travelling.

 

Research Interest

  • Parental Involvement and Parent Education
  • Early English Education

ZENG Xinying

PhD Student


s1130393@s.eduhk.hk

ZENG Xinying
PhD Student
s1130393@s.eduhk.hk
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Xinying received her Master’s degree in Child and Family Education from EdUHK and Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from HKBU. Prior to starting her Ph.D. journey, she worked as a research assistant at an ECE research institute.

Based on her previous study and work experience, she believes that family plays a significant role in child development. Thus, she is excited to explore how family influences child development and support parents to enhance their parenting practice. She hopes to interact with people who share similar research interests.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Family Influences on Child Development
  • Family Education

ZHANG Kai

PhD student


s1139424@s.eduhk.hk

ZHANG Kai
PhD student
s1139424@s.eduhk.hk
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Kai is from Shanghai, China. He has graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Master’s degree in MSc Educational Studies. Prior to joining the EdUHK, he worked as a principal in an educational institution in China. His job responsibility included ensuring a safe learning environment where each child can receive prompt and appropriate academic support.

He is passionate about inclusive education and to work with educators and families to promote social justice. He conducts his PhD research by looking at teachers’ conceptions on gifted and talented young children.

 

Research Interest

  • Inclusive education and social justice
  • Additional educational additional support for learning
  • Gifted education

ZHANG Meng Mona

PhD Student


s1129834@s.eduhk.hk

ZHANG Meng Mona
PhD Student
s1129834@s.eduhk.hk
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Mona obtained her master’s degree at the East China Normal University and her bachelor degree at Henan University. Her previous research interests included educational equality, school bullying, and school modernization within both primary and secondary schools. 

At present, she is a PhD student of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership. Her research areas involve instructional leadership, distributed leadership, and teacher leadership in mainland China.

She is a cheerful and optimistic person. Like many people, she also loves music, watching movies, travelling to new places, enjoying delicious food, playing games and so on.

As a researcher without work experience, she often feels intrigued by educational problems in schools and society. So, if you also have a passion for education, you are most welcome to communicate with her.

 

Research Interest

  • Educational leadership

ZHANG Xingzhou

PhD Student


s1143990@s.eduhk.hk

ZHANG Xingzhou
PhD Student
s1143990@s.eduhk.hk
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Xingzhou is a Ph.D. student in PS. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work from City University of Hong Kong. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he worked as a Research Assistant for over 4 years in Hong Kong. His previous research focused on the psychosocial well-being and development of children and adolescents. At present, his research interest primarily lies in the field of cyberbullying. In his leisure time, he likes doing sports, especially jogging and playing basketball.

 

 

Research Interest

  • Cyberbullying
  • Adolescent
  • Psychological Well-being
  • Positive Youth Development