Dr. Ann M. LUI


Ph.D. (Northwestern); M.Sc. (Northwestern); M.Phil. (CUHK); B. Soc. Sc. (CUHK)

Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies


Academic Positions


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Education Studies,Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Director of Centre for Learning Sciences (CLS), Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Honorary Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong (HKU)


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore 
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Special Educational Needs & Inclusive Education, The Education University of Hong Kong 
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, National Central University, Taiwan 

 Research Interests

  • Special Educational Needs
  • Inclusive Education
  • Learning Sciences
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Social and Affective Neuroscience



(IF refers to 5-year Journal Citation Reports impact factor)

  1. Lui, M., Lau, G. K. B., Tam, V. C. W.*, Chiu, H. M., Li, S. S. C., & Sin, K. F. (published online). Parents’ impact on children’s school performance: marital satisfaction, parental involvement, and mental health. Journal of Child and Family Studies. [SSCI; IF = 2.11]   https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10826-019-01655-7.pdf
  2. Yang, L. J., Chiu, H. M., Sin, K. F., & Lui, M.* (published online). The effects of school support on school engagement with self-determination as a mediator in students with special needs. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. (* corresponding author) [SSCI; IF = 1.07]  https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8SS4VTPU5UT83NATWC9C/full?target=10.1080/1034912X.2020.1719046
  3. Lui, M.*, So, W. C., & Tsang, Y. K. (2018). Neural Evidence for Reduced Automaticity in Processing Emotional Prosody among Men with High Levels of Autistic Traits. Physiology & Behavior, 196, 47-58.  [SSCI; IF = 2.85; rank 4/14 in Biological Psychology]   https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031938418306899
  4. Lui, M.*, Lui, K. F.H., Wong, A. C. N., & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2018). Suppression of 12-Hz SSVEPs when Viewing Familiar Faces: An Electrophysiological Index to Detect Recognition. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 133, 159-168.  [SSCI; IF = 3.17]    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S016787601830076X
  5. Lui, M.*, & Hsu, M. (2018). Viewing sexual images is associated with reduced physiological arousal response to gambling loss. PLoS ONE,13(4), e0195748. [SCIE; IF = 3.34]     https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0195748
  6. Lui, M.*, Yang, L., & Sin, K. F. (2017). Parents’ perspective of the impact of school practices on the functioning of students with special educational needs. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 1:20. [SSCI; IF = 1.07]   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1034912X.2017.1315803
  7. Tsang, Y. K., Huang, J., Lui, M., Xue, M., Chan, Y. W. F., Wang, S., & Chen, H. C. (2017). MELD-SCH: A megastudy of lexical decision in simplified Chinese. Behavior Research Methods, 1-15. [SSCI; IF = 4.71; rank: 6/88, Q1 in Experimental Psychology]   https://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13428-017-0944-0
  8. Lui, M.*, Sin, K. F., Yang, L., Forlin, C., & Ho, F. C.  (2015). Knowledge and perceived social norm predict parents’ attitudes towards inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19, 1052-1067. [SSCI; IF = 1.38]   https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13603116.2015.1037866
  9. So, W. C., Wong, M. K. Y., Lui, M., & Yip, V. (2015). The development of co-speech gesture and its semantic integration with speech in six- to 12-year-old children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism, 19, 956-968. [SSCI; IF = 4.72; rank: 10/74, Q1 in Developmental Psychology] 
  10. So, W. C., Lui, M., Wong, T. K., & Sit, L. T. (2015).The use of hand gestures to communicate about nonpresent objects in mind among children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 58, 373-382. [SSCI; IF = 2.29, Q1 in Language and Linguistics]      https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1362361314556783
  11. Yang, L., Sin, K. F., & Lui, M. (2015).  Social, emotional, and academic functioning of children with SEN integrated in Hong Kong primary schools. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 24, 545-555.  [SSCI; IF = .85]
  12. Yan, Z., Lum, C. W. R., Lui, T. L. R., Chu, S. W. S., & Lui, M. (2015). Measuring teaching assistants’ efficacy using Rasch model. Journal of Applied Measurement, 16(1), 60-75.
  13. Yang L., Sin K. F., Li X. Y., Guo, J. S. & Lui, M. (2014). Understanding the power of feedback in education: A validation study of the Feedback Orientation Scale (FOS) in Classrooms. The International Journal of Psychological and Educational Assessment (TIJEPA), 16 (2), 20-46.
  14. Lui. M., Penney, T. B., & Schirmer, A.  (2011). Emotion effects on timing: Attention versus pacemaker accounts. PLoS One, 6(7), e21829. [SCIE; IF = 3.34]   https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0021829
  15. Chen, J. C. W., Li, W., Lui, M., & Paller, K. A. (2009). Left-frontal brain potentials index conceptual implicit memory for words initially viewed subliminally. Brain Research, 1285, 135-147. [SCI; IF = 2.94]
  16. Lui, M.*, & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2009). The application of subliminal priming in lie detection: scenario for identification of members of a terrorist ring. Psychophysiology, 46, 889-903. [SCI; IF = 3.32; rank 17/77; Q1 in Psychology]   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2009.00810.x
  17. Lui, M.*, & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2009). Thirty-Site P300 scalp distribution, amplitude variance across sites, and amplitude in detection of deception regarding concealment of multiple guilty items. Social Neuroscience, 4, 491-509. [SCI; IF = 4.35]    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17470910802047964
  18. Lui, M.*, & Rosenfeld, J. P. (2008). Detection of deception about multiple, concealed, mock crime items, based on a spatial-temporal analysis of ERP amplitude and scalp distribution. Psychophysiology, 45, 721-730.  [SCI; IF = 3.32; rank 17/77; Q1 in Psychology]   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00683.x
  19. Rosenfeld, J. P., Labkovsky, E., Winograd, M., Lui, M., Vandenboom, C., & Chedid, E. (2008). The Complex Trial Protocol (CTP): A novel, countermeasure-resistant, accurate P300-based method for detection of concealed information. Psychophysiology, 45, 603-617.  [SCI; IF = 3.32; rank 17/77; Q1 in Psychology]   https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2008.00708.x
  20. Schirmer, A., Lui, M., Maess, B., Escoffier, N., Chan, M., & Penney, T. B. (2006). Task and sex modulate the brain response to emotional incongruity in Asian listeners. Emotion, 6, 406-417. [SCI; IF = 4.20; rank 17/88; Q1 in Experimental Psychology]   https://pure.mpg.de/rest/items/item_726784/component/file_726783/content


  1. General Research Fund (GRF), RGC Hong Kong. HKD $641,404. (2018-2021) Examining Affective Prosody Recognition among Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Effectiveness of an Auditory Intervention using a Mobile App.” (PI)
  2. General Research Fund (GRF), RGC Hong Kong. HKD $600,000. (2016-2018) “Decoding mental processes with electrophysiological measures: in search of an effective concealed information detection protocol.” Project No: 12605115. (PI)
  3. General Research Fund (GRF), RGC Hong Kong. HKD $665,352. (Co-I Budget controller of $360,000). (2015-2017) “Examining the pivotal factors of attitudes towards inclusive education among parents of children with and without special educational needs in a Chinese community: Hong Kong.” 
  4. UGC Funding Scheme for Teaching and Learning Related Proposals. HKD $ 5,689,600 (Co-I Budget controller of $ 1,803,800) (2017-19). “Special Educational Needs Empowerment Project for Pre-service Teachers”.
  5. Hong Kong Baptist University Interdisciplinary Research Clusters (IRCMs) HKD$ 2,994,600 (Co-I Budget controller of $450,000). (2019-2021). “Interpretable machine learning aided understanding of complex brain and behavior: from typical individual differences to brain disorders” 
  6. Hong Kong Baptist University Interdisciplinary Research Matching Scheme HKD $2,940,000. (Co-I Budget controller of $510,000) (2017-2019). “A multimensional approach to examine the neural correlates of autistic traits in children, measured via EEG during resting states and social cognition tasks.”
  7. Research and Development Projects, Standing Committee on Language Education and Research (SCHOLAR). HK$ 1,096,663.6 (2018-19). “The use of perceptual training in a mobile application to improve Chinese reading performance in children with dyslexia.” (Co-I)
  8. National Science Council, Taiwan. NTD $ 676,000. (2010-2011). “Examining the neural correlates of processing information related to love and hatred, and how these two types of information affect other cognitive processes.” (PI).  
  9. National Science Council, Taiwan. NTD $ 498,000. (2009-2010).  “An investigation on deception and decision making among fraud offenders and normal subjects with cognitive neuroscience techniques.” (PI).
  10. National Central University, Taiwan. NTD $ 100,000. (2009-2010). “On the role of emotional arousal on sex offender’s decision making and their interaction with opposite and same sex people.”  (PI).
  11. National University of Singapore SRSS Grant. SD $8000. (2008-2009). “Memory performance among musicians and non-musicians.” (Co-PI). 
  12. National University of Singapore SRSS Grant. SD $ 8000. (2007-2008). “Temporal judgments in different emotional states.” (Co-PI).


Courses Taught


  • EDUC 3007 Inclusive Education and Special Educational Needs
  • EDUC 7250 Inclusive Education
  • PSYC 3007 Cognitive Psychology

 Postgraduate Diploma in Education:

  • EDUC 7270 Professional Teacher Development II

 Masters of Education:

  • EDUC 7610 Data Analysis for Education
  • EDUM 7400 Managing Learning Diversity in Inclusive Education Settings
  • EDUM 7520 International Perspectives in Inclusive Education

 Doctor of Education

  • EDUD 7130 Issues in Child and Adolescent Development Research
  • EDUD 7030 Development of Research Prospectus and Thesis


Invited Talks

  • Dec 2015    Learning & Teaching Expo, Hong Kong
  • Jan 2011     National Tsing Hua University  Neuroscience Club
  • Apr 2010    National Cheng-Chi University Graduate Seminar
  • Nov 2009   National Central University  Frontier Symposium
  • Nov 2009   Chung Shan Medical University Department of Psychology
  • Apr 2009    Chinese University of Hong Kong  Department of Psychology
  • Mar 2009   Nanyang Technological University Division of Psychology
  • Mar 2009   National Yang Ming University Institute of Neuroscience
  • Mar 2009   National Central University  Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Jul 2008    Baylor College of Medicine   Human Neuroimaging Lab
  • Jan 2006   Northwestern University  Cognitive Psychology Group
  • May 2006  Northwestern University  Undergraduate course


Academic & Professional Experience (2011-present)

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Information Learning Sciences (Emerald Publishing Journal) http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ils
  • Reviewer Editor of Frontiers in Education
  • Reviewer for journals including Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Psychophysiology, Biological Psychology, PLoS One, Timing & Time Perception
  • External reviewer of the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-Financing Degree Sector (2017-18) of the RGC
  • International programme committee for the International Conference on Computational Thinking Education 2017-2019
  • Advisory committee of the Learning and Teaching Expo, Hong Kong 
  • Ph.D. dissertation co-supervisor, master’s thesis supervisor and committee member


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