Prof. Kevin Chung Kien-hoa

Prof. Kevin is a Chair Professor of Child Development and Special Education and Director of the Centre for Child and Family Science at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

He 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.


PhD, University of New South Wales (1999)

Area(s) of Expertise

Learning difficulties in particular to dyslexia
Literacy acquisition, assessment and instruction
Cognitive, social, and emotional development
Early child development and education


Selected publications

Fung, W. K., Chung, K. K. H., & He, M. W.‐J. (2021). Association between children’s imaginational overexcitability and parent‐reported creative potential: Cognitive and affective play processes as potential mediators. Journal of Creative Behavior, 55(4), 962-969.

Fung, W.-K., & Chung, K. K.-H. (2021). The direct and indirect relationships among kindergarten children’s social mastery motivation, receptive vocabulary, and socioemotional skills. Current Psychology, 40, 5559-5566.

Lin, S.-Y., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021). Risk perception, perception of collective efficacy and sleep quality in Chinese adults during COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(21), 00-00.

Liu, C., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021). The relationships between paired associate learning and Chinese word writing in kindergarten children. Reading and Writing, 34(8), 2127-2148.

Cheung, R. Y. M., Cheng, W. Y., Li, J. B., Lam, C. B., & Chung, K. K. H. (2021). Parents’ Depressive Symptoms and Child Adjustment: the Mediating Role of Mindful Parenting and Children’s Self-Regulation. Mindfulness, 12, 2729-2742.


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