We are a team of developmental psychologists from the Chinese University of Hong Kong who strive to investigate and promote awareness in children's literacy development in Hong Kong. Our chief investigator is Professor Catherine McBride, who has published on a variety of topics including parenting, creativity, child abuse, peer relations, and reading development and impairment.


Professor McBride is a past President for the international Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. She is currently the President of the Association of Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA). She has authored two books on children's literacy development:

1. McBride, C. (2015). Children's Literacy Development: A Cross-cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write. London: Routledge, ISBN 1848722877

(link: https://www.routledge.com/Childrens-Literacy-Development-A-Cross-Cultural-Perspective-on-Learning/McBride/p/book/9781848722873)

2. McBride, C. (2019). Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and ADHD: A Global Perspective. New York: Routledge, ISBN 1138069671

(link: https://www.routledge.com/Coping-with-Dyslexia-Dysgraphia-and-ADHD-A-Global-Perspective-1st-Edition/McBride/p/book/9781138069671)


Professor McBride is currently the principal investigator of a longitudinal twin study. The project aims to understand how genetic and environmental factors are associated in literacy development of young children. The project is now recruiting twins aged from 5 to 9 years. Interested parties may visit the facebook page or sign up through this websites.