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“My research focus on the development of psychometrically robust and culturally-sensitive measures of both early childhood development and the quality of Early Childhood Education” 

Courses Taught

Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Girl Power in a Man’s world (Common Core Course)

  • Perspectives on Early Childhood Development and Learning

  • Introduction to Research Methods

  • Observation and Assessment of Children and Early Childhood Programmes

M.Ed

  • Developmental Psychology for Educators

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education

PhD Students: Alumni

Former PhD Students

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GONG, Joann Jing
PhD

Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, HKU

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CHEN, Laure Lu
PhD

Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge

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YANG, Yi
PhD

Current Position

Lecturer, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

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SU, Yufen
PhD

Current Position

Research Associate

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TAN, Ching Ting
PhD

Current Position

Master Specialist, Pre-school Education, Ministry of Education, Singapore

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WANG, Jing
PhD

Current Position

ZJU 100 Young Professor 
College of Education, Zhejiang University

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WANG, Rhoda K.Y.
PhD

Current Position

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, HKU

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NDIJUYE, Laurent
PhD

Current Position

Research Fellow, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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IWAN, Ailin
PhD

Current Position

Co-Founder,

Philia Earth

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LAU, Carrie G.L.
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, HKU

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ZHANG, Li
PhD

Current Position

Associate Professor, East China Normal University

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LEE, Diana
PhD

Current Position

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, HKU

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WONG, Jessie
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Metropolitan University

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BECHER, Yvonne
PhD

Current Position

Chief Executive, Child Development Centre

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NG, Mei Lee
PhD

Current Position

Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

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ZHANG, Jun
PhD

Current Position

Associate Professor,

Nanjing Normal University

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SUN, Jin
PhD

Current Position

Associate Professor,

University of Macau

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MTAHABWA, Lyabwene
PhD

Current Position

Commissioner for Education, The Minsitry of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania

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CHAN, Wai Ling
Ed.D.

Current Position

Assistant Professor of Teaching, The Education University of Hong Kong

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CHI, Jin
PhD

Current Position

Associate Professor, Beijing Normal University

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LI, Hui
PhD

Current Position

Chair Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

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PEARSON, Emma
PhD

Current Position

Professor,

Maynooth University

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WU Shu Chen
PhD

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CHENG Mei Lin
Ed.D.

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CHEN, Sui Ling
PhD

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NG, Sui Ngan
PhD

Student Testimonials

Student
Testimonials

Cindy (Batch: 2018)

Dear Professor Rao, I really enjoy the lectures and discussion I had with you. Your passion has motivated me to devote to ECE and ECSE at the present and in the future. 

Ching Ting (Batch: 2015)

Thank you for being such a great listener, advisor and mentor for my studies and research in HKU. Happy Teachers’ Day! 

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