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Dr CHAU, Lilian N.L.

Dr CHAU, Lilian N.L.


Bachelor of Science in Applied Child Development - Programme Director


Academic Unit of Human Communication, Learning, and Development


Ph.D., PGDE (ECE), BSocSc (Hons)


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(852) 2859 2447


Room 425, Runme Shaw Building

Research Expertise

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development
  • Social and Emotional Learning

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications

Not applicable.

Play and learning
Child development

  • 2021 – 2022  Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCOLAR). (HKD$ 85,000). 
    Chinese Language Enhancement Programme for Kindergarten Teachers (Foundation Course). (Programme Leader)
  • 2018 – 2021  Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. (HKD$ 19,208,000). 
    Play and Gain Social-Emotional Learning from Kindergarten to Community. (Project Number: 2018/0074). (Co-Investigator)
  • 2009 – 2010  The Sumitomo Foundation, Fiscal 2009 Grant for Japan-related Research Projects. (JPY600,000). Play and learning in the early years: A comparison of kindergarten classrooms in Hong Kong and Tokyo. (Principal Investigator)

  • Chau, L., Yuen, M. T., Chan, P., Liu, S., Chan, L., Lee, D., & Hsieh, W. H. (2022). Play-based parent training programme supporting Hong Kong kindergarten children in social competence development. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 50, 386399.
  • Chau, N. L. L., Li, H. & Lau, Y. L. M. M. (2013). Development and validation of the Hong Kong Kindergarten Observation Scale. Hong Kong Journal of Early Childhood, 12(2), 53 – 74.
  • Li, H., Chen, E. E., Ahn, C., Fong, H. Y., Akita, K., & Chau, L. (2013). A comparison of kindergarten teacher compensation in five East Asian cities. Early Childhood Education (Educational Sciences), 580(4), 3 – 6.
  • Chau, L. N. L., Wong, J. M. S., & Li, H. (2011). Hong Kong kindergartens in the Web 2.0 era: Practices, problems and prospects. In R. Kahn & S. Mazur (Eds.), Educational Studies and School (pp. 273 – 286). Los Angeles, USA: Antioch University Los Angeles.
  • Li, H. & Chau, L. (2010). Story approach to integrated learning (SAIL): A postmodernism curriculum for Hong Kong kindergartens. In L. E. Kattington (Ed.), Handbook of Curriculum Development (pp. 329 – 345). New York: Nova Science Publishing.
  • Li, H., & Chau, N. L. (2009). An analysis of the quality assurance inspection reports for Hong Kong kindergartens. Early Childhood Education (Education Science Edition), 439(5), 30-36. (In Chinese)

Prospective PhD/ EdD/ MPhil Applications
Not applicable.