Former Graduate students

Ph.D. Students

LEE, Hyun Kyung Rachel

Hyun Kyung Rachel Lee studied in the SLR Lab for her Ph.D. degree from 2018 to 2022. She received her BSocSc in Psychology and Counselling from the University of Hong Kong, and her MPhil from the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at HKU. Her previous research work focused on bilingual language processing using ERP methods, and her current research interests lie in clinical and cognitive neuroscience, especially in neural treatments for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Currently: Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Hong Kong







TSUI, Ka Ying Rachel

Recipient of Philip KH Wong Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship 2015-2016 

Rachel Tsui studied in the SLR lab for her Ph.D. degree from 2015 to 2019. She received her B.A. in Linguistics and Japanese language/literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and her M.A. in Linguistics from The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include infant speech perception and suprasegmental production/perception. During the summer of 2016, she interned at RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, where she worked with Professor Reiko Mazuka at the Laboratory for Language Development.







CHOI, Tsun Man William

Recipient of Fulbright – RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award 
Recipient of Language Learning Dissertation Grant


William Choi studied in the lab from 2014 to 2018 for his Ph.D. degree. He received his Bachelor’s degree (First Class Honours) in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Hong Kong in 2014. His journal publications cover psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic areas such as lexical tone perception, bilingual reading comprehension development and reading comprehension difficulties. He is also a qualified speech-language pathologist. In 2017, he received the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award from the U.S. Department of State and Research Grants Council.

Currently: Postdoctoral fellowship at University of College London





M.Phil. Students

HE, Xinjie Tracy

Tracy He studied in the lab from 2013 to 2015 for her M.Phil. degree. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from South China Normal University. Her research interests include statistical learning, reading development, dyslexia, and orthographic learning. Her research is aimed at proposing a statistical learning account for understanding the mechanism of learning to read Chinese characters in both children with dyslexia and typically developing children. She received the award for Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student (ORPS awards), 2014-2015.

Currently: School of Psychology at South China Normal University