Dr. SHUM Kathy Kar-man
Assistant Professor


Hons.B.Sc., Human Biology; M.Sc., Physiology (University of Toronto)
PCEd; PCPsy; Ph.D., Educational Psychology (University of Hong Kong)

Reading acquisition
Biliteracy development
Educational intervention
Curriculum development

Office: 6.08
Phone: (852) 3917-4223
Email: kkmshum@hku.hk
HKU Researcher Page: http://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp02117
Research Lab: http://www.psychology.hku.hk/kshumlab/

Keung, Y. C., Ho, F. L., Kwan, P. S., & Shum, K. K. M. (2018). Think Bright 導思有法幼兒高階思維訓練教師手冊 [“Think Bright” Higher-Order Thinking Training Program for Preschoolers: Teacher’s Manual]. Hong Kong: Heep Hong Society.

Shum, K. K. M., & Au, T. K. (2017). Why does rapid naming predict Chinese word reading? Language Learning and Development, 13(1), 127-142. DOI: 10.1080/15475441.2016.1232651

Kidd, J. C., Shum, K. K. M., Wong, A. M. Y., Au, T. K., & Ho, C. S. H. (2017). Auditory perception and word recognition in Cantonese-Chinese speaking children with and without specific language impairment. Journal of Child Language, 44(1), 1-35. DOI: 10.1017/S0305000915000604

Shum, K. K. M., Ho, C. S. H., Siegel, L. S., & Au, T. K. (2016). First-language longitudinal predictors of second-language literacy in young L2 learners. Reading Research Quarterly, 51(3), 323-344. DOI: 10.1002/rrq.139

Kidd, J. C., Shum, K. K. M., Ho, C. S. H., & Au, T. K. (2015). Phonological representations and early literacy in Chinese. Scientific Studies of Reading, 19(2), 89-113. DOI: 10.1080/10888438.2014.938192

Curriculum and Learning Laboratory  
Our lab uses behavioral measurements as well as neuroimaging techniques to understand reading, thinking and learning in children and teenagers. We are actively engaged in the application of psychological theories and research findings to curriculum design and interventions. Our goal is to facilitate schools and parents to provide a nurturing environment for the growth and learning of children and adolescents.

We are looking for highly motivated interns who love to work with children and teenagers to join our projects in 2017-2018. Interns will be involved in at least two projects: 1) a study on parent-child reading among preschoolers; and 2) Chinese oral language development among ethnic minority students.

Intern Duties:
Interns will help with data collection in kindergartens, primary and/or secondary schools. They may also be engaged in other tasks such as preparation of materials and data entry. Interns are expected to spend at least one day per week (preferably no less than 10-12 hours per week) on the project.

Intern Selection:
- Strong commitment and high motivation
- Fluent in written and spoken Chinese (Cantonese) and English
- Mature and responsible
- Good interpersonal skills
- Experience in working with children and teenagers
- Preferably with teaching-related experience

How to apply:
Interested students should send an updated CV, transcript, and personal statement to Dr. Kathy Shum (kkmshum@hku.hk).

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