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Chinese Name: 鍾杰華

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

Professor Chung Kevin Kien Hoa is the Chair Professor of Child Development and Special Education in the Department of Special Education and Counselling, Head of Department for the Department of Early Childhood Education, and Director of the Centre for Child and Family Science at the Education University of Hong Kong (EDUHK). He previously served as the Head of Department for the Department of Special Education and Counselling from 2011 to 2014, Associate Dean (Research) 2008 to 2010, Faculty of Education Studies, and Coordinator, KRA: Learning and Assessment at the Hong Kong Institution of Education (HKIED). Prior to joining the Institute, he was 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 dyslexia, literacy acquisition, assessment and instruction, cognitive, social, and emotional development, poverty, social exclusion, and special 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 has also acted as a consultant/ advisor on large-scale research and development activities such as PISA 2018. He is elected Fellow of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, a Voting Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, and a Board Member of Association for Reading and Writing in Asia. He won 5 General Research Fund grants, 3 Quality Education Fund, 1 Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, 1 Simon K.Y. Lee Foundation, and 2 Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Kevin also received the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Research Excellent Award) from EDUHK in 2017/18. 

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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Research Outputs 1996 2019

primary school
1 Citation (Scopus)
gender-specific factors
Social Adjustment
Child Behavior
Hong Kong
1 Citation (Scopus)

Linking parents' self-stigma to the adjustment of children with disabilities

LI, X., LAM, C. B. I., CHUNG, K. K. H. & LEUNG, C., 2019, In : American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. 89, 2, p. 212-221

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Adjustment
Disabled Children
Self Efficacy
Short-Term Memory