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Prof. CHUNG Kevin Kien Hoa

The Education University of Hong Kong


Kevin is a Chair Professor of Child Development and Special Education and Director of the Centre for Child and Family Science at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

He was a Head of two departments: Department of Early Childhood Education from July 2014 to December 2019 and Department of Special Education and Counselling from July 2011 to June 2014 at EdUHK. He previously served as an Associate Dean (Research) 2008 to 2010, Faculty of Education Studies, and Coordinator, KRA: Learning and Assessment at the Hong Kong Institution of Education (HKIED).

His research and teaching focus on developmental dyslexia and learning disabilities, literacy acquisition, assessment and instruction, cognitive and social-emotional development, and inclusive education. He serves as an associate editor of the Asian-Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, an editorial board member of the Journal of Research in Reading and Learning and Instruction. Kevin is elected Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), Fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, a Voting Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, and Board Member of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. He also received the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Research Excellent Award) and President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer (Team Award) from EdUHK.

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