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Our Team


Lab Director

Dr. Lucy Shih Ju HSU

I received my Bachelor's and Master's Degree from the University of Michigan. I continued to pursue my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at HKU and work as a local educational psychologist serving local kindergartens and primary schools for several years. My research interests focus on understanding children's language and literacy development in early childhood and exploring the relationship between children's neural and behavioral development through educational neuroscience. I am also a trained MBCT Teacher (Foundational Training by OMC and HKCFM), .b Foundation teacher (MiSP), MYMind program teacher and AMT Eline Snel Method teacher. For my clinical practices, I regularly provide mindfulness workshops to students, parents, and teachers. 

Research Assistant

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Mandy Wong

Hello, I am Mandy, a research assistant of Dr. Hsu.  I graduated from Simon Fraser University in Canada with a Bachelor Degree of Arts, Majoring in Psychology.  I am currently a student at Hong Kong University, studying Master of Social Science in the Field of Mental Health.  I’m excited to be a team member in the Children Language and Learning (ChiLL) laboratory.  I am passionate to be involve with projects in helping children with special needs.

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Mavis Wong

Hi I am Mavis. I graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with the Bachelor Degree in Chinese. I am glad to be the research assistant in the ChiLL Lab. I am interested in morden Chinese Literature and teaching children Chinese in a fun way. I am also interested in understanding the development of children with special education needs.

Student Research Interns

Hera Fu

Hello, I am Hera. I am an undergraduate student studying at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am glad to become one of the team members in the Child Language & Learning (ChiLL) Laboratory. My research interests focus on specific learning difficulties, especially on Chinese Language Education, and the associated cognitive processes.

Yoanna Li

Hello, I am Yoanna. I graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor Degree of Science, majoring in Environment Science. I am now a student at Hong Kong University, studying for a Master of Social Sciences in the field of Psychology. I am currently working on a project about free play and autistic children. I am super excited to be a part of the team. 

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Lincoln Ip

Hello, this is Lincoln. I’m currently working on a project about reading fluency in preschool kids.  Don’t miss the chance to get these precious hand-on experiences,  please join us and meet some awesome people here!.

Grace Shin

Hello, I am Grace, an undergraduate of The University of Hong Kong, majoring in Linguistics. I am glad to be part of the team in the Children Language and Learning (ChiLL) Laboratory. My research interests centre on the learning behaviour and language acquisition of children with special needs. Besides, I love teaching children English with creativity and innovation.

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Matthew Lee

Hi! I am Matthew Lee, a rising senior at Hong Kong International School. I became interested in looking at education development after working with children through volunteering at a local NGO, as well as taking a psychology class at school. I’m super excited to be joining CHILL lab and exploring more about how learning happens in younger kids.

Edelweiss Lau

Hello, I am Edelweiss! I am currently a Year 2 Social Sciences student majoring in Psychology and Counselling at the University of Hong Kong. I am grateful to be a part of the team, and I hope to explore my interests and gain some hands-on experience in psychology-related research in ChiLL Lab.  

Audrey Liang

Hi I'm Audrey and I'm a high school student at HKIS. I developed an interest in the field of educational psychology through working as a SL English teacher and taking courses on psychology and neuroscience. I'm excited to be a member of the ChiLL lab!

Josephine Yip

Hi! My name is Josephine. I am a rising first-year college student interested in psychology, linguistics, and education, specifically in relation to language acquisition and bilingualism. I am thrilled to be joining the ChiLL Lab and look forward to learning about educational research and child language development!

Sofia Hong

Hi! I am Sofia, an undergraduate student at University College London studying Psychology and Language Sciences. I particularly enjoy bilingualism and working with children, so I am really excited to work alongside the team and learn more about language development.

Lab Alumni

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Alice Kun
Coco Che
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