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Research interests

  • Language and Identity
  • Digital literacy/literacies
  • Multilingualism and mobility
  • EMI in Higher Education
  • (Digital) citizenship and identity studies
  • Family language policy

RGC-funded GRF projects as Principal Investigator (PI)

  • Youth digital literacy practices, online social networking and well-being: antecedents, patterns and interplay (2024-2026) HK$820,226
  • Investigating Adolescents’ Digital Citizenship through Social Media: (Trans)Formation, Digital Literacy Practices and Influential Factors (2023-2025) HK$1,095,862
  • The interplay of language-in-education policy, language ideology and linguistic practices within discourse of internationalization in higher education – a comparative study (2018-2020) HK$ 623,992
  • Second Language(s) Learning Motivation and Identity Construction of Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong (2014-2016) HK$368,500

PICO-Funded Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme (Special Round) as Principal Investigator (PI)

  • A Foucauldian Perspective on Citizenship and Identity (Re) Construction among University Students in Social Movements in Hong Kong (2020) HKD$458,735

Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR) project as Principal Investigator (PI)

  • The Effects of Family Socialisation on Second-Generation South Asian Adolescents in Hong Kong: Academic Identity Construction and Second Language Learning (2018-2020) HK$1,022,254

World University Network (WUN) Funded projects as Co-Investigator (Co-I)

  • World Universities Network (WUN) Project Funding: Multilingualism & Mobility in the Northern & Southern Hemispheres (2015-2016) (PI: Prof Kristine Horner): working with researchers from the following universities: University of Sheffield, University of Cape Town, University of Auckland, University of Southampton, University of Alberta, University of Sydney, University of Leeds, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and University of Luxembourg
  • World Universities Network (WUN) Project Funding: Negotiating Multilingual Identities in Migrant Professional Contexts (2012-2013) (PI: Prof Suresh Canagarajah), working with researchers from the following universities: Penn State University, Bristol University, University of Cape Town, Leeds University, University of Rochester, University of Sydney, University of Wisconsin at Madison, York University

Recognition and Awards

  • Listed as the world’s top 2% scientists by Stanford University (2022)
  • President's Award for Research Excellence, The Education University of Hong Kong (2022)
  • Research Excellence Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2017)
  • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015)


  • Co-editor of the Book Series of Critical Perspectives on Language, Mobility and International Education, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • On Editorial board of Multilingual Education book series, Springer
  • On editorial board of Ethnicities
  • On editorial board of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
  • On editorial board of TESOL Quarterly

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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