Research Grants:

2017-2019            Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD32981

                              Developing Cantonese Pinyin augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for Chinese-speaking children with autism (PI)


2017-2019            Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD40000. 

                            Use Chinese pediatric massage to promote language and communication skills in preschool children with autism spectrum disorders (PI)


2017-2019            Knowledge Transfer Fund, Chinese University of Hong Kong; The Social Innovation Entrepreneurship Development Fund. HKD396,000. 

                             Robot drama therapy for promoting social competence of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PI)


2016-2018             Knowledge Transfer Fund, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD325,000. 

                              Robot-based Intervention to  Reduce Challenging Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (PI)


2016-2017            Knowledge Transfer Fund, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD328,000. 

                             Getting Our Kids Active” – Promoting Motor Skills Proficiency of Hong Kong Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Co-I)


2016-2019            Quality Education Fund, Education Bureau. HKD551,900. 

                             Using social robot to teach children with autism gestural communication skills (PI) 


2015-2016            Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD34,300. 

                             Using Chinese pediatric massage therapy to reduce mental health and behavioral problems among school-aged children 

                              with ASD (PI)


2015-2016            Knowledge Transfer Fund, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD361,670. 

                             Promoting nonverbal communication skills among children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through online social robotics. (PI)


2014-2016            Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD67,175.  

                             Using a social robot to teach children with ASD conventional-interactive gestures. (PI)


2014-2015            Hong Kong Research Grant Council. HKD274,280. 

                             The beneficial role of gestures in encoding spatial relation (PI)



2013-2015            Direct Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong. HKD79,637. 

                             Semantic coordination of speech and gestures in young  autistic children (PI)

      


2012-2015            Academic Research Tier 1 Funding, Ministry of Education, Singapore. SGD 59640

                             Early genetic, environmental and behavioural predictors of autistic traits in pre-school children. (Co-I)


2011-2014            Academic Research Tier 1 Funding, Ministry of Education, Singapore. SGD40000 

                             Effect of early maternal employment on  cognitive and behavioral development. (PI)

  


 

 

Honors and Awards:

2017                       Nomination of Spirit of Hong Kong Awards (Innovation for Good Award), South China Morning Post 

2015-2016              Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong      (HKD$100,000)

2013-2014              Researcher Excellence Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong  (HKD$200,000)

2009                       SRCD International Travel Reward

2008                       Marquis Who's Who

2006-2007              University Century Fellowship

2006                       Doolittle-Harrison Fellowship

2002 to 2006          Norman Wait and Emma Gale Harris Memorial Scholarship