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Chinese Name: 方蔚子

Variants: FONG, R., Fong, R. W., Fong, R. W.-t.

Ricci W. Fong (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She received her B.A. (Psychology, Linguistics & Philosophy), PGDE (English), M.Ed. (Special Education), and Ph.D. (Gifted Education) from the University of Hong Kong. Before embarking on her doctorate, she was an English teacher in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong and she also received training as a mindfulness teacher.

Dr. Fong had participated in various GRF and TDG projects in educational psychology, school guidance and counseling, and teaching innovations over the years. Her current research interests center on students' perfectionism in the Chinese context, affective development of gifted students, positive education, and the intersection of these three lines of inquiry. Her work has been presented in various key conferences in gifted education, including the European Council for High Ability (ECHA) and the World Council for GIfted and Talented Children (WCGTC); in refereed journals, such as Roeper Review, High Ability Studies, and Internet and Higher Education; as well as in edited books for Routledge and Springer.

Besides engaging in research activities, Dr. Fong has been serving the WCGTC and the Asia-Pacific Federation on Giftedness (APFG) as a Hong Kong delegate to facilitate knowledge transfer among members from 47 countries and regions. For the local community of practice, she has given professional development seminars for schools and professional bodies, such as the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) and the Gifted School Network; and has been working closely with the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (HKAGE) both in terms of research collaboration and knowledge transfer activities, including the delivery of seminars and workshops, for gifted students, parents, and practitioners in the professional community.


Research interests

  • Gifted education and talent development
  • Perfectionism and students' affective well-being
  • Positive education

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Research Outputs 2009 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

Applying mindfulness to benefit economically disadvantaged families: A randomized controlled trial

LO, H. H. M., WONG, J. Y. H., WONG, W. L. S., WONG, S. Y. S., CHOI, C. W., HO, R. T. H., FONG, W. T. R. & SNEL, E., 01 Oct 2019, In : Research on Social Work Practice. 29, 7, p. 753-765

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vulnerable Populations
Randomized Controlled Trials
1 Citation (Scopus)

Perfectionism, self-compassion and test-related hope in Chinese primary school students

FONG, W. T. R. & CAI, Y., Aug 2019, In : The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. 28, 4, p. 293-302

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

primary school
performance standard
Hong Kong
Self Efficacy
4 Citations (Scopus)
Hong Kong
primary school

Perfectionism in Hong Kong and American children

HONG, J., FONG, W. T. R., GILMAN, R. & RICE, K. G., May 2018

Research output: Other contribution

Hong Kong