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Chinese Name: 鍾杰華

Variants: Chung, K., Chung, K. H., Chung, K. K. H.

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 Department for the 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 a Coordinator, KRA: Learning and Assessment at the Hong Kong Institution of Education (HKIED). Prior to joining the Institute, he was an Assistant Professor and Program Director of Master of Education (Special and Inclusive Education), Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was also a high school teacher in Sydney for more than four years before embarking on an academic career.

His research and teaching focus on developmental dyslexia and learning disabilities, literacy acquisition, assessment and instruction, cognitive and social-emotional development, and inclusive education. Kevin has published widely in the areas of dyslexia, reading and writing, child development, educational psychology, psycholinguistics, and cognitive neuroscience of language. He serves on the editorial boards of the top ranked journals in his field.

Kevin serves as a consultant and advisor on large-scale research and development projects such as PISA 2018. He was a Core Member of the 2018 International Reading Expert Group – Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) project, and is a Chairperson of Steering Committee of the PISA 2018 and PISA 2021 in Hong Kong. He is also a Specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).

He 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 an elected Vice President and Board Member of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. He won 6 General Research Fund grants, 3 Quality Education Fund, 1 Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, 2 Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation, and 3 Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Kevin also received the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Research Excellent Award) from EdUHK and the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer (Team Award).

Research interests

Dyslexia, literacy acquisition, assessment, and instruction, cognitive, social, and emotional development, poverty and social exclusion. 


Professional information

Scopus ID: 13302613100

Scopus ID: 56595962800

ORCID: 0000-0002-8105-7361


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