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Assistant Professor
Dr Ricky Chan
BA&BED, MPhil HKU; MPhil, PhD Cantab
Assistant Professor
Dr Ricky Chan
BA&BED, MPhil HKU; MPhil, PhD Cantab
Year   University
2013-2017   PhD, University of Cambridge
2012-2013   MPhil, University of Cambridge (Distinction)
2010-2012   MPhil, University of Hong Kong
2006-2010   BA&BEd (English), University of Hong Kong (1st Class Honours)
Professional Appointments

8/2018-Present     Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong
8/2017-7/2018      Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
9/2016-8/2017      Lecturer (UK Assistant Professor), Lancaster University

Research Interests

Experimental phonetics, forensic phonetics, prosody, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, implicit and explicit language learning, English in Hong Kong

Please visit the Speech, Language and Cognition Laboratory for details.

Research Grants


  • Evidential value of voice quality acoustics in forensic voice comparison. Hong Kong Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme. (PI, HKD$450,000, 2019-2022)


  • Using eyetracking for research in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. Seed Fund for Basic Research for New Staff, University of Hong Kong. (PI, HKD 150,000)
  • Faculty of Arts Start-up Grant, University of Hong Kong. (PI, HKD 180,000)
  • Implicit learning in second language (L2) settings. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Fund, Lancaster University. (PI, GBP£2200, 2016-2017)
  • Implicit Learning of Phonotactics in a Tone Language. Small Project Funding, HKU(Co-I, HKD$72,800, 2015-2018)
Courses to be taught in 2021-22
Room 839, 8/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
English in Hong Kong; Experimental Phonetics; Forensic phonetics; Implicit and explicit language learning; Prosody; Psycholinguistics; Second language acquisition