Dr. LAM, C K Ricky

 BA, PCEd, MEd, EdD (HKU)

Associate Professor, Programme Director of Master of Education (MEd), Department of Education Studies

President, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL)

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Teaching Fellow, Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Lecturer, Community College of City University, City University of Hong Kong
  • English Language Teacher, Rosaryhill School
  • English Language Teacher, Maryknoll Secondary School

Research Interests

  • Digital writing portfolios; portfolio assessment
  • Second language writing assessment
  • Teacher assessment literacy
  • Assessment for learning; assessment as learning

Research Projects

  1. 2018-20   The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research, Research & Development Projects 2018-19 (SCOLAR), Hong Kong HKD $901,887.50 (Hong Kong Baptist University, Principal Investigator), An exploratory study of language assessment training in Hong Kong: Trends, quality and development
  2. 2015-17    Research Grants Council, General Research Fund/Early Career Scheme (GRF/ECS), Hong Kong HKD $427,260 (Hong Kong Baptist University, Principal Investigator), Implementing portfolio assessment as classroom innovation in EFL writing
  3. 2011-12     Research Grants Council, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong HKD $441,825 (Chinese University of Hong Kong, Co-investigator), Implementing innovative feedback approaches in secondary EFL writing in Hong Kong (Principal Investigator: Professor Icy Lee)
  4. 2011-12     Research Grants Council, Knowledge Transfer Fund (KTF), Hong Kong HKD $30,000 (The Education University of Hong Kong, Primary Investigator), Developing learning potential from internal school tests
  5. 2009-11     Research Grants Council, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong HKD $492,200 (The University of Hong Kong, Co-investigator), Developing formative instructional power from internal school tests (Principal Investigator: Professor David Carless)
  6. 2008-09    Departmental Research Fund (DRF), The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong HKD $20,000 (Principal Investigator), Implementing formative assessment strategies in teacher education classrooms
  7. 2004-06    Quality Education Fund (QEF), Education and Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong HKD $314,000 (University of Hong Kong, Co-investigator), Making school-based assessment more effective in English language education (Principal Investigator: Professor Chris Davison)

Selected Publications

Publications in international refereed journals, book chapters, and sole-authored books

  1. Lam, R. (forthcoming). Using ePortfolios to promote assessment of/for/as learning in EFL writing. The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, (Special Issue on Assessment in the English Language Classroom).
  2. Lam, R. (forthcoming). Researching a teacher educator’s professional identity: From a perspective of role expectations. In E.R. Yuan & I. Lee (Eds.), Teacher Educators and Teacher Education in TESOL. Routledge.
  3. Lam, R. (in press). Assessment training in the use of portfolios: Voices from writing teachers. In L. Hamp-Lyons & J. Yan (Eds.), Assessing the Writing of Chinese Learners of English. UK: Springer.
  4. Lam, R. (2020). Writing portfolio assessment in practice: Individual, institutional, and systemic issues. Pedagogies: An International Journal. (SCOPUS-indexed journal)
  5. Wang, L., & Lam, R. (2020). Exploring an EFL teacher’s beliefs and practices in teaching topical debates in Mainland China. Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research,8(1), 25-44. (SCOPUS-indexed journal)
  6. Lam, R. (2019). Using Portfolios in Language Teaching (New Portfolio Series 4). Singapore: SEAMEO RELC. (Sole-authored book)
  7. Lam, R. (2019). Evolution of writing assessment in Hong Kong secondary school: Policy, practice and implications for literacy development. In B. Reynolds & M.F. Teng (Eds). English Literacy Instruction for Chinese Speakers (pp. 143-157). Singapore: Palgrave MacMillan.
  8. Lam, R. (2019). Teacher assessment literacy: Surveying knowledge, conceptions and practices of classroom-based writing assessment in Hong Kong. System, 81, 78-89. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  9. Lam, R. (2018). Understanding assessment as learning in writing classrooms: The case of portfolio assessment [Special issue]. Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research, 6(3), 19-36. (SCOPUS-indexed journal)
  10. Lam, R. (2018). [Review of the book The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts, edited by T. Ruecker & D. Crusan]. Journal of Second Language Writing, 41, 80-82. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  11. Lam, R. (2018). Testing, Drilling and Learning: What Purpose Does the Grade 3 Territory-Wide System Assessment Serve? Asia Pacific Education Review, 19(3), 363-374.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s12564-018-9523-z (SSCI-indexed journal)
  12. Lam, R. (2018). Portfolio Assessment for the Teaching and Learning of Writing. Singapore: Springer. (Sole-authored book)
  13. Lam, R. (2018). Teacher learning of portfolio assessment practices: Testimonies of two writing teachers. In H. Jiang & M.F. Hill  (Eds.), Teacher Learning from Classroom Assessment: Perspectives from Asia Pacific (pp. 99-119). New York: Springer.
  14. Lam, R. (2018). Promoting self-reflection in writing: A showcase portfolio approach. In A. Burns & J. Siegel (Eds.), International Perspectives on Teaching Skills in ELT (pp. 219-231). London: Palgrave MacMillan.
  15. Lam, R. (2017). Enacting feedback utilization from a task-specific perspective. The Curriculum Journal, 28(2), 266-282. DOI: 10.1080/09585176.2016.1187185 (SCOPUS-indexed journal)
  16. Lam, R. (2017). Taking stock of portfolio assessment scholarship: From research to practice. Assessing Writing, 31, 84-97. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  17. Lam, R. (2016). Assessment as learning: Examining a cycle of teaching, learning, and assessment of writing in the portfolio-based classroom. Studies in Higher Education, 41(11), 1900-1917(SSCI-indexed journal)
  18. Lam, R. (2016). Implementing assessment for learning in a Confucian context: The case of Hong Kong 2004-14. In D. Wyse, L. Hayward & J. Pandya (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (Vol. 2, pp. 756-771). London: Sage.
  19. Lam, R. (2015). Convergence and divergence of process and portfolio approaches to L2 writing instruction: Issues and implications. RELC Journal, 46(3), 293-308. (SCOPUS-indexed journal)
  20. Lam, R. (2015). Feedback about self-regulation: Does it remain an ‘unfinished business’ in portfolio assessment of writing? TESOL Quarterly, 49(2), 402-413. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  21. Lam, R. (2015). Understanding EFL students’ development of self-regulated learning in a process-oriented writing course. TESOL Journal, 6(3), 527-553.
  22. Lam, R. (2015). Language assessment training in Hong Kong: Implications for language assessment literacy. Language Testing, 32(2), 169-197. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  23. Lam, R. (2014). Can student-generated test materials support learning? Studies in Educational Evaluation, 43, 95-108. (SCOPUS-indexed journal)
  24. Lam, R. (2014). Promoting self-regulated learning through portfolio assessment: Testimony and recommendations. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 39(6), 699-714. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  25. Carless, D., & Lam, R. (2014). The examined life: perspectives of lower primary school students in Hong Kong. Education 3 – 13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education, 42(3), 313-329.
  26. Carless, D., & Lam, R. (2014). Developing assessment for productive learning in Confucian-influenced settings: Potentials and challenges. In C. Wyatt-Smith, V. Klenowski & P. Colbert (Eds.), Designing Assessment for Quality Learning (pp. 167-182). Dordrecht: Springer.
  27. Lam, R. (2013). The relationship between assessment types and text revision. ELT Journal, 67(4), 446-458. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  28. Lam, R. (2013). Formative use of summative tests: Using test preparation to promote performance and self-regulation. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 22(1), 69-78. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  29. Lam, R. (2013). Two portfolio systems: EFL students’perceptions of writing ability, text improvement, and feedback. Assessing Writing, 18(2), 132-153. (SSCI-indexed journal)
  30. Lam, R. (2011). Trying out comment-only marking (COM): A worthwhile experience. SLWIS Newsletter, TESOL, 6(2), 9-12.
  31. Lam, R. (2010). The role of self-assessment in students’writing portfolios: A classroom investigation. TESL Reporter, 43(2), 16-34.
  32. Lam, R. (2010). A peer review training workshop: Coaching students to give and evaluate peer feedback. TESL Canada Journal, 27(2), 114-127.
  33. Lam, R., & Lee, I. (2010). Balancing the dual functions of portfolio assessment. ELT Journal, 64(1), 54-64(SSCI-indexed journal)
  34. Lam, R. (2008). Adopting effective portfolio-based assessment: An integrative approach. Modern English Teacher, 17(1), 36-41.
  35. Lam, R. (2006). Students’ perceptions of the implementation of portfolio assessment in the language classroom. In C. Davison (Ed.), Enhancing Effective English Language Assessment in Secondary Schools: Integrating Theory and Practice. Quality Education Fund/Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong.

Plenary/Invited Talks

  1. Lam, R. (2021). Sustaining language assessment literacy in practice: Rationale, strategies, and challenges. 55th RELC International Conference on Sustainable Language Education: Standards, Strategies and Systems, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Language Centre, Singapore. (Workshop)
  2. Lam, R. (2021). From paper to digital portfolios: Evolution of writing portfolio-based research – 1980-2020. 55th RELC International Conference on Sustainable Language Education: Standards, Strategies and Systems, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Language Centre, Singapore. (Plenary)
  3. Lam, R. (2020, March). Assessing students’ performance online – digital assessment: Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) 2019-20 Seminar Series, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. (Workshop)
  4. Lam, R. (2020, February). eLearning 101 – setting up online classes: Teaching and Learning Experience Sharing (TALES) 2019-20 Seminar Series, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. (Workshop)
  5. Lam, R. (2020, January). Synergizing teaching and research into assessment literacy: Beyond a confession. Departmental Teaching and Learning Seminar, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. (Seminar)
  6. Lam, R. (2019, September). Investigating Assessment as Learning in L2 Writing: A Qualitative Research Perspective. The 1st International Triennial Conference on Qualitative Research on Language Education in Contemporary Asia: New Perspectives, Directions, and Innovations. Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. (Plenary)
  7. Lam, R. (2019, August). Writing Assessment Literacy: The Role of Assessment Training in Portfolio Use. 28th MELTA International Conference 2019 on English Language Education and Society 5.0: Developing Sustainable Literacies. Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. (Invited Featured Paper)
  8. Lam, R. (2018, August). Assessment as Learning in Classroom-Based Writing Assessment: Aligning Theory, Research and Practice. Siliwangi International English Conference 2018, Siliwangi University, Tasikmalaya, Indonesia. (Plenary)
  9. Lam, R. (2017, April). What Research Tells Us about Writing Portfolio Assessment in Practice: Trends, Issues and Future Directions. Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics Seminar, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. (Seminar)
  10. Lam, R. (2017, March). Issues in Writing Portfolio Assessment: An Assessment-as-Learning Perspective. Learning & Teaching @ EdUHK Festival 2017: Innovation and Excellence, Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. (Seminar)
  11. Lam, R. (2017, March). Reflection on a Teacher Educator’s Professional Journey: Up Close and Personal. Learning & Teaching @ EdUHK Festival 2017: Innovation and Excellence, Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. (Seminar)
  12. Lam, R. (2014, June). Helping students to tackle the standardized writing assessment: A genre-based perspective, Pearson 2014 HKDSE English Language Exam Analysis, Pearson, Hong Kong. (Plenary)
  13. Lam, R. (2013, April). Formative use of summative tests: Using test preparation to promote performance and self-regulation, Departmental Research Seminar, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. (Seminar)
  14. Carless, D., & Lam, R. (2012, December). Learning-oriented assessment in Confucian-influenced settings: Challenges and possibilities, Symposia on Classroom-based Assessment, The Second GDUFS Forum on Applied Linguistics, Guangzhou, China. (Symposium)
  15. Lam, R., Court, K., & Johnson, H. (2011, March). An enterprise project: Working with international partners, Faculty of Education Development Day: Scholarship, Research and Enterprise, The University of Cumbria, Lancaster, UK. (Plenary)

Paper Presentations at Conferences

  1. Lam, R. (2018, March). Writing Assessment Literacy: Investigating Secondary-Level Teacher Conceptions, Knowledge and Practices, 53rd RELC International Conference on 50 Years of English Language Teaching and Assessment – Reflections, Insights and Possibilities, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
  2. Lam, R. (2017, June). Writing portfolio assessment: Principles, issues and recommendations. The 16th Symposium on Second Language Writing: Assessing Second Language Writing, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  3. Lam, R. (2017, March). Pedagogy on self-reflection in writing: An illustration of showcase portfolio approach, 52nd RELC International Conference on Dimensions of Language Education: Policy, Perspectives, Practice, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
  4. Lam, R. (2016, March). Engaging students with feedback in language classrooms: We know why not how, 51st RELC International Conference on Teaching Literacies – Emerging Pathways and Possibilities in Language Education, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
  5. Lam, R. (2016, March). A mirage or an oasis? Language assessment training in Hong Kong, 51st RELC International Conference on Teaching Literacies – Emerging Pathways and Possibilities in Language Education, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Language Centre, Singapore.
  6. Lam, R. (2015, May). Assessment as learning: Examining a cycle of teaching, learning, and assessment of writing in the portfolio-based classroom, International Conference: Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  7. Lam, R. (2014, June). Student-generated test materials as a means to empower learning, Second Thammasat University International ELT Conference, Redesigning the Ecology of Asian Englishes: Where Theory Meets Practice, Bangkok, Thailand.
  8. Lam, R., Mak, P., & Lee, I. (2012, March). Understanding EFL students’ self-learning capacity in two portfolio classrooms, TESOL International Convention: A Declaration of Excellence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
  9. Lam, R. (2011, June). Portfolio assessment as a process of change: Instructors’ perspectives, Symposium on Second Language Writing 2011, Writing for Scholarly Publication: Beyond “Publish or Perish”, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  10. Lam, R. (2009, December). Pedagogical and theoretical implications of two portfolio assessment approaches: Writing for learning or writing for evaluation? Third HAAL Research Forum, Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics, Hong Kong.
  11. Lam, R., & Lee, I. (2009, November). Balancing the dual functions of portfolio assessment: Lessons from a case study, Symposium on Second Language Writing 2009: The Future of Second Language Writing, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
  12. Lam, R. (2008, December). Exploring two portfolio approaches in the EFL writing classroom, 13th International Conference on English in South East Asia (ESEA 2008): Englishes and Literatures-in-English in a Globalised World, National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  13. Lam, R. (2008, August). Designing effective portfolio assessment in the EFL context, 2008 Asia TEFL International Conference, Globalizing Asia: The Role of ELT, Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel, Bali, Indonesia.
  14. Lam, R. (2008, June). Impact of peer review on EFL students: A case in Hong Kong, Symposium on Second Language Writing, Foreign Language Writing Instruction: Principles and Practices, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.
  15. Lam, R. (2008, January). Integrating alternative assessment into a writing course: Examining teachers’ readiness, Responding to Change: Flexibility in the Delivery of Language Programmes, An International Conference, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Payap University, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Current and Past Leadership Roles

  1. (2015-to date) Programme Director of Master of Education (MEd), Hong Kong Baptist University
  2. (2013-2015) Programme Coordinator of Full-time Master of Education (MEd), Hong Kong Baptist University
  3. (2011-2012)  Programme Leader of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Studies & Bachelor of Education (Honours) in English Language Education (in collaboration with Chinese University of Hong Kong), The Education University of Hong Kong
  4. (2010-2011)  Associate Programme Leader of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English and Education (in collaboration with Lingnan University), The Education University of Hong Kong
  5. (2009-2011) Field Experience Coordinator of Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), The Education University of Hong Kong
  6. (2009-2010)  Programme Leader of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Contemporary English and Education (in collaboration with Lingnan University), The Education University of Hong Kong
  7. (2008-2009) Field Experience Coordinator of Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Primary), The Education University of Hong Kong

Commitments to International Editorial Boards 

  1. (2020-to date) Associate Editor of Research in Language and Education: An International Journal (RLE), First Issue: February 2021, Publisher: Institute of Education, Van Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey
  2. (2018-2020)  Advisory Editor of Asia Pacific Education Review (APER)
  3. (2018-to date) Invited reviewer of International Journal of Language Testing and Assessment (IJoLTA)
  4. (2017-to date)  Appointed Member of the Assessing Writing Editorial Board
  5. (2016-to date) Official Editorial Reviewer of the Asian EFL Journal
  6. (2016-2018)  Appointed Member of the TESOL Journal Editorial Advisory Board
  7. (2015-to date)  Appointed Member of the Sage Open Journal Editorial Review Board
  8. (2015-to date)  Appointed Member of the RELC Journal Editorial Board

Consultancy/Professional/Community Services

  1. (2020)   External Examiner of EdD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Using differentiated instruction and backward planning to cater for learner diversity in an ESL classroom’, Ms. CHENG Hong Nei, Connie, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
  2. (2020)   External Examiner of EdD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Understanding the impacts from public English language examinations on local primary schools in Hong Kong’, Ms. FENN Polly Kar Po, Faculty of Social Science and Law, University of Bristol
  3. (2020)  External Examiner of PhD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘The preparation of assessment literate teachers: Examining language testing and assessment courses in China and New Zealand’, Ms. YAO Wenjing, Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Auckland
  4. (2020)   Provision of Professional Support and Services for ‘i-Journey’ Paid Non-local Study Leave Scheme for Secondary School Teachers (2020/21), Education Bureau, HKSAR, Consultancy Work
  5. (2019-2022) Member of the Advisory Peer Group (APG) for the MEd suite of programmes in the School of Education and Languages, The Open University of Hong Kong
  6. (2019)  Invited external reviewer of a teaching and learning proposal entitled ‘Telecollaboration in Tertiary Education: Cultivating Students’ Intercultural Communication Competence and Problem-solving Skills in Teaching and Learning Second Language’ for Teaching Development Grant (TDG) and Community of Practice (CoP) Projects of the Education University of Hong Kong
  7. (2019)    Chair of the 8th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) Conference Organizing Committee
  8. (2019)    Invited external reviewer of the Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust – Research and Publication Fund (Applied Research) from the Open University of Hong Kong
  9. (2019)   Provision of Professional Support and Services for ‘i-Journey’ Paid Non-local Study Leave Scheme for Secondary School Teachers (2019/20), Education Bureau, HKSAR, Consultancy Work
  10. (2019)   External team member of Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) funded project ‘Enhancing Learning Experience of Engineering Students in Technical English Communication’ (Faculty of Science and Technology, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, THEi)
  11. (2019)  External Examiner of MEd Thesis Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Teacher perceptions of the impact of a school-developed professional learning programme on their effectiveness in assessing students’ engagement and progress in learning’, Mr. Jaime RODRIGUEZ, School of Education, The University of New South Wales
  12. (2019)  Assessor of English Language (Primary 6) for Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA): Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  13. (2018)  External Examiner of PhD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘A belief system in EFL reading instruction: A multiple case study on Chinese university English teachers’, Ms. MO Xinyu, Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong
  14. (2018-to date) Invited reviewer of Iranian Journal of Language Teaching Research (IJLTR)
  15. (2018)  External Examiner of EdD Examination - Thesis Title: ‘Fostering self-directed learning through a school-based out-of-class English learning programme: A case study of less able learners in a Hong Kong secondary school’, Ms. CHEUNG Hiu Tung, Becky, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  16. (2018)   Internal Examiner of PhD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Didactical interactions and tool-task dialectic in mathematics classrooms’, Mr. LEI Ka Hio, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
  17. (2018)  Invited external reviewer of a teaching and learning proposal for Teaching Development Grant (TDG) and Community of Practice (CoP) Projects of the Education University of Hong Kong
  18. (2018)  Invited reviewer of European Journal of Teacher Education
  19. (2018) Assessor of English Language (Primary 6) for Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA): Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  20. (2018) Invited proposal reviewer of 16th Asia TEFL International Conference (Macau, China)
  21. (2017) Invited external reviewer of grant application for the Nineteenth Request for Proposals (Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education, Singapore)
  22. (2017-to date)  Invited reviewer of Journal of English for Academic Purposes
  23. (2017) External Examiner of PhD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Individual differences and written corrective feedback: Exploring the effects of direct and coded feedback on Chinese EFL learners’ writing accuracy’, Ms. LI Yingying, The University of Hong Kong
  24. (2017) Assessor of English Language (Primary 6) for Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA): Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  25. (2017) External Examiner of EdD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Teacher Factors and Washback: Case Studies of IELTS Preparatory Courses in Hong Kong’, Miss Rachel FT WONG, University of Bristol
  26. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of The Journal of Asia TEFL
  27. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Studies in Higher Education
  28. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Papers in Language Testing and Assessment (PLTA): An International Journal of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand
  29. (2016) Invited reviewer of book title proposal ‘Designing Quality Authentic Assessments’, Routledge
  30. (2016)  Invited reviewer of book series proposal ‘Assessment in Schools: Principles in Practice’, Routledge
  31. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice
  32. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Pedagogies: An International Journal
  33. (2016)  Examiner of PhD Examination – Thesis Title: ‘Feedback Practices in English Writing Skills at Tertiary Level in Vietnam’, Thi Ha Nguyen, Monash University
  34. (2016)  Member of the 6th Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL) 2016 Conference Organizing Committee
  35. (2016)  Member of 2016 Hong Kong Baptist University and Sun Yat-Sen University EDUC-SYSU Exchange Programme Organizing Committee
  36. (2015-2018)  Executive Committee Member of Hong Kong Association for Applied Linguistics (HAAL)
  37. (2014-to date)  Executive Committee Member of Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA)
  38. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning
  39. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of TESOL Journal
  40. (2016) Invited official reviewer of TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo (Seattle, Washington, USA)
  41. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of British Journal of Educational Technology
  42. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of European Journal of Engineering Education
  43. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Asia Pacific Education Review
  44. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Education Journal
  45. (2016-to date)  Invited reviewer of Educational Research for Policy and Practice
  46. (2015)  Invited official reviewer of TESOL 2016 International Convention & English Language Expo (Baltimore, Maryland, USA)
  47. (2015)  Invited proposal reviewer of TESOL 2015 Regional Conferences – Excellence in Language Instruction: Supporting Classroom Teaching & Learning (Singapore)
  48. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of RELC Journal
  49. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of TESL-EJ
  50. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of Educational Studies
  51. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of Language Assessment Quarterly
  52. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of Language Testing
  53. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of The Curriculum Journal
  54. (2015-to date) Invited reviewer of TESOL Quarterly
  55. (2014-to date) Invited reviewer of Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
  56. (2014-to date) Invited reviewer of Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
  57. (2014-to date) Invited reviewer of Learning: Research & Practice Journal
  58. (2014-to date) Invited article editor for Sage Open Journal
  59. (2014)  Invited proposal reviewer of TESOL 2015 International Convention and English Language Expo (Toronto, Canada)
  60. (2014) Invited proposal reviewer of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference 2014 (Hong Kong, China)
  61. (2014-15) Assessor of English Language (Primary 6) for Territory-wide System Assessment (TSA): Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  62. (2013-15) Chairperson of the Test Development Committee for Basic Competency Assessment (BCA) – Student Assessment (Key Stage Three English): Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  63. (2013-to date) Invited reviewer of System
  64. (2013-to date) Invited reviewer of Assessing Writing
  65. (2013-to date) Invited reviewer of Studies in Educational Evaluation
  66. (2012-to date) Invited reviewer of The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher
  67. (2012) Proposal reviewer of 2013 TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo
  68. (2012) Invited reviewer of Journal of Languages and Culture
  69. (2011) Invited Speakerof Professional Development Day, “Enhancing student learning through formative assessment strategies”: Emmanuel Primary School, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
  70. (2010-to date) Invited reviewer of Instructional Science
  71. (2010-12) Appointed English Advisor to assist in development of new English Programmes and Courses: Hong Kong School of Commerce
  72. (2009) Invited Speaker of Professional Development Workshop on Social Issues (New Senior Secondary English Curriculum): CCC Kei Chi Secondary School, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
  73. (2008) Member of Moderation Group (English – Secondary) for Basic Competency Assessment (BCA) – Student Assessment: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  74. (2007) Expert Panelist for the English Enhancement Scheme for CMI Schools and Additional Support for EMI Schools: Education Bureau
  75. (2005-06) Marker of Paper I, English Language (Syllabus B), Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  76. (2004-06) Oral Examiner of Paper IV, English Language (Syllabus A & B), Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  77. (2001-05) Item-writer and Marker of S.1 & S.3 English Language, Hong Kong Attainment Test: Education Bureau (Research and Test Development Section)

Research Postgraduate Student Supervision

  1. PhD Thesis Supervision (Principal Supervisor: Supervisee: GAN Ling, Gloria, ID: 19481578; Thesis Title: ‘Language assessment literacy development of university English instructors in Chinese context: An ethnographic case study’; Status: Ongoing)
  2. EdD Thesis Supervision (Principal Supervisor; Supervisee: KANG Miaomiao, Rita, ID: 18449891; Thesis Title: ‘An investigation of university English instructors’ formative assessment literacy in Chinese exam-oriented culture’; Status: Ongoing)
  3. PhD Thesis Supervision (Principal Supervisor; Supervisee: WANG Lan, Nancy, ID: 17481562; Thesis Title: ‘Exploring EFL teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge for teaching speaking in Chinese universities: A multiple case study’; Status: To be completed in August 2020)
  4. EdD Thesis Supervision (Co-Supervisor; Supervisee: YANG Ke, Steven, ID: 16447093; Thesis Title: ‘English as medium of instruction at a Sino-British university in China: Exploring student and teacher perceptions’; Status: Ongoing)
  5. PhD Thesis Supervision (Co-Supervisor; Supervisee: TENG Feng, Mark, ID: 16483332; Thesis Title: ‘Understanding identities in practice, discourse, and activity: English lecturers’ experiences in the context of mainland China higher education reform’; Status: Completed)
  6. PhD Thesis Supervision (Co-Supervisor; Supervisee; LAU Man Yuen, Connie, ID: 09466738; Thesis Title: ‘Investigating the Implementation of ‘Fine-tuning Medium of Instruction Policy’ in Hong Kong’; Status: Completed)
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