(852) 3917 8534
I hold a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma and a MA in Higher Education. I have been an active participant in conducting engineering education, generic skills, as well as teaching and learning related workshops. To motivate participation, my workshops are always fun and highly interactive.
I believe in ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ attitude. I enjoy networking and organizing team building activities with my colleagues off work. At work, I am able to come up with lots of creative ideas and I love sharing them with my team members.
Life goals: Still searching
My proudest achievement so far: Lost 30 pounds of weight and becoming inspirational for others to follow!! ☺
Indulgences: My research; my workshops/seminars (I get a bit high presenting); discussion with my husband, my team and other smart people; investing in properties; romance
Inspirational quote: “Work Hard Play Hard and Stay Young!”
My favourite food: Food with love and meaning
|2020||Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award|
|2020||HEA Principal Fellowship|
|2016||36th Round Post-doctoral Fellow Scheme (Research Area: Generic Skills in Education)|
|2016||HKU Outstanding Young Researcher Award|
|2011||King’s/HKU Fellowship Awards|
|2006||DIT Engineering Staff Excellence Achievement Award for the contribution in Student Recruitment and Achievement|
|2005||DIT Engineering Staff Excellence Achievement Award for the contribution in Student Motivation and Retention|
|1998||SMART AWARD (Surface Mount and Related Technology Award) National Microelectronics Research Centre (NMRC) and SMART group|
|1996-2000||PhD Research Scholarship, Forbairt, Irish Enterprise Board|
|1996-1998||Postgraduate Scholarship Awards Trinity College Dublin|
|1996||Best Student of the Year Award, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMech E)|
|1996||Jeffcott Prize Award, Trinity College Dublin|
|1995||Stanford Smith Prize Award and Book Prize, Trinity College Dublin|
|1994||Book Prize, Trinity College Dublin|
(852) 3917 6195
Since joining CETL in 2016, Katherine has established herself as a strong teacher and researcher. She has worked closely with her supervisor, Professor Cecilia K. Y. Chan, to develop, organise, and run a series of programmes for secondary and university level students to develop their holistic competencies, acting as a mentor and facilitator for hundreds of students. Katherine’s strong communication and presentation skills have also been demonstrated through her numerous roles as Master of Ceremonies for multiple events and conferences.
As an academic, Katherine’s research interests and areas include teaching and learning in higher education, holistic competencies development, students’ development of self-efficacy, assessment and feedback, reflection in teaching and assessment, and STEM education. She has published several academic journal articles on these topics, including one with Professor Chan on reflection literacy. The paper is available in the Educational Research Review, one of the highest impact factor journals in education. She has more articles in the works, including on the topics of generative Artificial Intelligence in higher education and leadership skills self-efficacy.
Outside of TALIC, Katherine has also worked at the Centre for Applied English Studies (CAES) at HKU as a Peer Writing Consultant, where she guided and supported students, both one-on-one and in workshops, in enhancing their academic writing. She received a Long Service Award as well as the Best Postgraduate Consultant (2021) Award for her work with CAES.
Katherine is a research member of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Research Group (TLERG), the Asian Society for Engineering Education (AsiaSEE), and the International Holistic Competency Foundation (IHCF).
(852) 3917 6071
Hannah is passionate about education in different fields and contexts. As an academic, her research interests and areas include but are not limited to higher education teaching and learning, holistic competencies development, entrepreneurship education, reflection, assessment and feedback, and Arts and Engineering education.
Through her BA and MA education and volunteering experiences in the U.K., Hannah has taught and/or tutored pre-school, primary school, secondary school and adult students in English Language, English Literature and Visual Art. Hannah has joined TALIC (previously named CETL) since 2018 and has worked closely with her supervisor, Professor Cecilia K.Y. Chan in developing, organising, and implementing projects and programmes on teaching and learning in higher education. Hannah is a research member of the Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Research Group (TLERG), the Asian Society for Engineering Education (AsiaSEE), and the International Holistic Competency Foundation (IHCF).
(852) 3917 0113
Before joining the team, I had been working as a lecturer for more than 5 years in Hangzhou China, during which I won the “Excellent Teaching Award” twice (first prize in 2020 and third prize in 2018) and was nominated as “Students’ Favourite Teacher” in 2020. Being a practitioner in education also helped me find my passion in implementing different pedagogies to facilitate students in learning and coordinating with my colleagues to improve teaching practices. I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to turn what I did for a living into possible topics in educational research.
My current research mainly revolves around the development of students’ generic skills/employability through technology-enhanced teaching and learning activities in higher education. I’m also interested in business and entrepreneurship education, especially for STEM students.
Life goals: Stay Healthy, Keep Learning, and Be “Wild”
My proudest achievement so far: There have been several moments when my students tell me that I have brought changes to their mindset.
Indulgences: Anime, Books, Hiking, Jogging and Meditation
Inspirations: “Hyper- and Pessimistic Activism” (Michel Foucault)
After deciding to pursue a career in educational research, I have been working as a researcher since 2010, during which I has been involved in a wide range of research projects and have also completed a PhD in Education at The University of Hong Kong. My research interests lie in the area of experiential learning (especially on internship), engineering education, student motivation, generic skills development and assessment.
I enjoy travelling, and I am a dog lover.
Life goal: To have lots of fun and enjoy life, while making a little contribution to the society through my work.
My proudest achievement so far: To be one of the speakers at The 7th International Workshop on Innovative Engineering Education (IEE 2016) held in Jeju, South Korea.
Indulgences: Travelling, Movies & Television Dramas, Korean Pop Music & Concerts, Japanese Character Goods
Favourite food: Nasi Lemak & Laksa, Sushi, Spicy Soft Tofu Stew (sundubu-jjigae), because they makes me feel nostalgic, bringing back good memories of my stay in different countries.
(852) 3917 8994
Life goals: Explore in different fields and learn different types of knowledge to enrich my horizon
My proudest achievement so far: Graduated from UCL with Distinction for my Master Degree (MA Applied Linguistics)
Indulgences: Travelling, listening to pop Music, watching movies, ice-skating / roller skating, piano
Inspirational quote: Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.
My favourite food: Sushi, Bubble Tea
(852) 3917 6068
Life goals: Enjoy my life, and contribute my bit to future educational reform
My proudest achievement so far: Having interned in an international organization in Italy
Indulgences: Travelling, watching sports competitions, dancing
Inspirational quote: Living without regrets and moving on
My favourite food: Hotpot, Bibimbap, Spicy rice noodles
Thesis: “Entrepreneurship in Art and Engineering Education in University Settings”
Thesis: “Conceptualising and Developing Evaluative Judgement of Holistic Competencies: A Focus on Intercultural Competence in Engineering Education”
Thesis: “Investigating the Development of University Students’ Leadership Skills Self-Efficacy Beliefs During Collaborative Learning”
Thesis: “Generic Competencies Development through Experiential Learning: Investigating Diversity in First-year Residential Experiences”
Thesis: “Engineering Students’ Experiential Learning Journey: Nurturing Generic Competencies through Internship Experience”