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Phone: (852) 3910-2188


Office: Room 606, Jockey Club Tower

Dr. Lucy Shih Ju HSU

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong

Educational Psychologist

Director,Child Language & Learning (ChiLL) Laboratory

Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. (Educational Psychology), HKU

  • M.S. (Developmental Psychology), UMich

  • B.S. (Neuroscience and Psychology), UMich

  • Registered Educational Psychology, HKPS, DEP, HKAEP

  • Trained MBCT Teacher (Foundation Training in Teaching MBCT Module 1-4), OMC, Oxford University (UK & HKCFM

  • Trained dots and .b Foundation Teacher, MiSP (UK & HK)

  • Certified Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy (PACT) Trainer, Heep Hong Society

  • Trained AMT Eline Snel Method Teacher, AMT (HK)

  • Trained MYMind ASD & ADHD Teacher, Susan Bogels (CUHK Thomas Jing Centre)

Research Interests 
  • Language acquisition and socialization

  • Literacy intervention for children with/at risk of dyslexia

  • Early childhood development

  • Educational neuroscience

Recent Publications
(IF: Latest 2-year journal impact factor)

Ip, K.I., Marks, R.A., Hsu, L.S.J., Desai, N., Kuan, J.L., Tardif, T. & Kovelman, I. (2019). Morphological processing in Chinese engages left temporal regions. Brain and language, 199, 104696.  (IF = 2.34)

Ho, C.S.H., Zheng, M., McBride, C.A., Hsu, L.S.J., Waye, M.M.Y. & Kwok, J. C. Y. (2017). Examining an extended simple view of reading in Chinese: The role of naming efficiency for reading comprehension. Contemporary Educational Psychology. 51, 293-302.  (IF = 2.86)

Ip, K.I.,Hsu, L.S.J., Arredondo, M.M., Tardif, T., & Kovelman, I. (2017). Brain bases of morphological processing in Chinese‐English bilingual children. Developmental Science. 20(5), e12449.  (IF = 4.08)

Hsu, L.S.J., Ip, K.I., Arredondo, M.M., Tardif, T. & Kovelman, I. (2016). Simultaneous acquisition of English and Chinese impacts children’s reliance on vocabulary, morphological and phonological awareness for reading in English. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 1-17.  (IF = 1.34)

Kremin, L.V., Arredondo, M.M., Hsu, L.S.J., Satterfield, T. & Kovelman, I. (2016). The effects of Spanish heritage language literacy on English reading for Spanish–English bilingual children in the US. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 1-15.  (IF = 1.34)

Ugolini, M., Wagley, N., Ip, K.I., Hsu, L.S.J., Arredondo, M.M., & Kovelman, I. (2016). In young readers, the left hemisphere supports the link between temporal processing and phonological awareness. Speech, Language and Hearing, 19(1), 17-26. (IF = 1.91)

Arredondo, M.M., Ip, K.I., Hsu, L.S.J., Tardif, T., & Kovelman, I. (2015). Brain bases of morphological processing in young children. Human Brain Mapping, 36(8), 2890-2900.  (IF = 4.55)

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