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Department of Psychology
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Professor AMOAH Padmore Adusei

Assistant Professor

Professor Amoah Padmore received his PhD from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He also holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.


His interdisciplinary research aims to expand knowledge on the multidimensional aspects of social determinants of health and well-being. Padmore’s research lies at the intersection of social policy, health sociology, psychological well-being, and public health. The target populations of his research include children, older persons, students, and migrants.


He received one of Lingnan University’s Young Researcher Output Awards in 2021. Padmore is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Asian Public Policy.

His research interests include social capital and health, health literacy, health services research, multidimensional well-being, and welfare policies, attitudes, and well-being.

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Professor CHENG Chuen Kei Joseph

Associate Professor of Practice

Professor Cheng Chuen Kei Joseph is a life traveller and companion – he loves listening to people’s life stories and taking a joint adventure with them to walk over different predicaments. He worked as a lecturer in the Department of Psychology and a counsellor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong. He was also a volunteer counsellor in relationship (married or unmarried) counselling in an NGO.


His primary counselling approach was Narrative Practice. He was also familiar with Cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused brief therapy.


His research interests include Collective Narrative Practice on systematic oppression and the use of social media in narrative practice.

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Professor HAYWARD William

Chair Professor of Psychology &


Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

Professor Hayward William joined Lingnan University in 2022, having previously held academic positions at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Auckland, and the University of Wollongong.


His research interests are in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, specifically in the visual perception of faces and objects and visual attention. He has used a broad range of research methods to study these issues, including eye-tracking, EEG, fMRI, and behavioural methods. He is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Psychology and Frontiers in Visual Neuroscience and was formerly Associate Editor of Visual Cognition.

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Mr. LAU Tsz Chun Marco

Assistant Lecturer

Mr. Lau Tsz Chun Marco obtained his MPhil (Psychology) degree from Lingnan University. He was a graduate tutor in Research Method and Statistics for Psychology I at the Department of Applied Psychology, Lingnan University. He was keen on providing individual or small-group support to students. Besides teaching, Marco researched the enhancement of auditory display for patient monitoring with reference to the principles of memory and attention. He, and his supervisors, published the results in a peer-reviewed journal.


In addition to academic work, Marco is enthusiastic about User Experience Design. He conducted user interviews and usability testing. He also created prototypes using an interface design tool called Figma.


His research interests are healthcare human factors, short-term memory, and preattentive processing.

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Professor LIN Li Jocelyn

Assistant Professor

Professor LIN Li, Jocelyn joined the Department of Psychology in October 2021. She received her PhD in Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. After graduation, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow and instructor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Before joining the Department of Psychology, she was a Research Assistant Professor at PolyU. Her research interests include well-being, positive youth development, family and parenting, and leadership development and education.


Her research interests cover well-being, positive youth development, family and parenting, leadership development and education.

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Professor LUI Fai Hong, Kelvin

Assistant Professor &


Associate Programme Director, MAP

Professor Lui Fai Hong, Kelvin obtained his PhD in Psychology from the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at CUHK. I joined Lingnan University in August 2021. His research focuses on executive function and early language development. He has examined behavioural performances and underlying neural mechanisms using high temporal-resolution electroencephalography (EEG) among children and adults.


His research interests are multitasking and executive function, and behavioural and neural development of reading and writing.