Graduate Students

AN, Ning

Ning An is a first-year Ph.D. student who received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Southwest University in 2020. With six months of experience teaching students with Special Educational Needs, her current research interest focuses on cognitive processing in children with developmental dyslexia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAO, Siyi

Siyi Cao is a first-year Ph.D. student who received her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Her graduate training focused on experimental phonetics, while her doctoral research explores neural mechanisms underlying speech prosody in bilinguals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIU, Hey Wing

Hey Wing Liu is a first-year MPhil student who received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a second major in General Linguistics from the University of Hong Kong. His current research interest lies in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in the field of Special Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WANG, Xin

Wang Xin is a first-year Ph.D. student who received her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Jiangsu University and her Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Nanjing Normal University. Her doctoral research explores statistical learning in children with developmental dyslexia (DD) and dyscalculia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZHOU, Mei

Zhou Mei is a first-year MPhil student of the SLR lab. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences from Zhejiang University. Her current research interests focus on the cognitive mechanisms underlying statistical learning in children with special educational needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CUI, Eva

Eva Cui is a second-year Ph.D. student of the SLR lab. She received her Master’s degree from City University of Hong Kong and worked at the Linguistics and Cognition Lab of CityU for two years. She also had one-year working experience in teaching Chinese as the second language for kindergarteners. Her research lies in emergent literacy and factors affecting its development using eye-trackers or EEG.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LENTEJAS, Kembell

Kembell Lentejas is a second-year Ph.D. student of the SLR Lab. She received her Master’s degree from University of East Anglia (MRes in Social Science Research) and Ateneo De Manila University (MA in Reading Education). She is a reading specialist with more than 10 years of teaching experience. Her research interests lie in the field of reading disabilities especially in reading comprehension deficits of bilingual students.

 

 

 

 

 

 

VASUDEVMURTHY, Arpitha

Arpitha Vasudevmurthy is a 2nd year Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr, Shelley Xuili Tong. She received her Bachelor’s in Speech and Hearing and Master’s in Speech and Language Pathology from All India Institute of Speech and Hearing. As a Speech and Language Pathologist, she has experience in conducting different diagnostic and therapeutic management for individuals with communication disorders. Having worked at government institutions and private clinics, she has exposure of handling different specially-abled populations across rural, urban and tribal areas in South India. Her research interests are based on learning mechanisms in relation to language, cognition  and brain. She has experience in conducting objective and behavioral studies and has used Eye-tracking devices for her master’s dissertation. Her current study is focused on the nature of procedural and declarative memory systems in children with and without learning disabilities through statistical learning mechanisms.

 

 

CHAN, Yuk Ying Yoyo

Yoyo Chan is a third-year part-time Ph.D. student of the SLR lab in Human Communication, Development & Information Sciences (CDIS). She graduated from the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in Psychology in 2017. She has worked as a qualified speech therapist in diverse settings including private centers, special schools, mainstream primary and secondary schools, cleft clinic, and elderly homes. She is currently working with school-age children with special educational needs. Her research interest lies in speech and language training through music for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE, Hyun Kyung Rachel

Hyun Kyung Rachel Lee is a third-year Ph.D. student of the SLR lab. 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). 

 

 

 

 

ZHANG, Puyuan

Zhang Puyuan is a third-year Ph.D. student of the SLR lab. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences from Zhejiang University. Her current research interests focus on statistical learning and cognitive processing in children with dyslexia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEE, Man Kit Stephen

Recipient of Undergraduate Research Internship Award

​Stephen Lee is a fourth-year Ph.D. student of the SLR lab. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from The University of Hong Kong in 2015. He started his research work in 2012, with ample experience designing and executing speech and language experiments. He is also a qualified speech-language pathologist who has been working in preschool and primary school settings in Hong Kong to deliver professional assessment, intervention, and consultation services. With both research and clinical experiences, his goals include exploration of cognitive learning mechanisms and devising evidence-based intervention programs for children with special educational needs.