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Dr. Liu Duo, Phil is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC). He got his Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dr. Liu’s research interests focus on cognitive development and related problems, especially on language and literacy development and difficulties. He has interests in adopting multiple approaches (such as experimental, correlational, and neurobiological) in tapping related research issues.

External Appointments

Yunshan Chair Professor (雲山講座教授) (residence at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, 2022, October – 2025, September

Distinguished Foreign Professor, Guangdong Province (廣東省海外名師) (residence at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China, 2021, September – 2023, August

Associate Editor, Journal of Learning Disabilities (A* journal), 2017, July - present

Board member, The Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA), 2016, August – present

Treasurer, The Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA), 2016, August – 2021, March

Editorial Board member, Reading and Writing (A* journal), 2017, January - present

Editorial Board member, Frontiers in Education (Special education section), 2016, May – present

Voting Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading 2014, July – present

Journal Reviewer

Applied Psycholinguistics

Journal of Educational Psychology

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Annals of Dyslexia

Journal of Experimental Child Psychology

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Journal of Learning Disabilities

Child Development

Journal of Psycholinguistic Research

Child Language

Journal of Research in Reading

Child Language Teaching and Therapy

Language, Learning and Development

Cognitive Development

Language, Culture and Curriculum

Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience

Learning and Individual Difference

Developmental Psychology

Memory and Cognition

Developmental Science

Reading & Writing

Educational Psychology Review

Reading Research Quarterly

Frontiers in Education

Scientific Studies of Reading

Frontiers in Psychology

Visual Cognition

International Journal of Behavioral Development

Written Language and Literacy

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 

Invited Reviewer for Grants

National Science Foundation, U.S.

Research Grants Council, Hong Kong

Professional information

Research interests

Cognitive development, literacy development and related difficulties

Teaching Interests

Specific Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia, Inclusive/special education


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