Dr Kean Poon
Senior Lecturer

Dr Kean Poon

PhD (HKU), MSA (CMU), BA (1st Class Honours; UBC)

CPsychol (BPS)

Registered Educational Psychologist (HKAEP)

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education
Location
School of Education UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture Room G12, Morven Brown Building UNSW Sydney
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Poon K, 2022, 'Effects of Aerobic Exercise and High-Intensity Interval Training on the Mental Health of Adolescents Living in Poverty: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/34915
    Journal articles | 2022
    Poon K; Ho MSH; Chou K-L, 2022, 'Executive functions as mediators between socioeconomic status and academic performance in Chinese school-aged children.', Heliyon, vol. 8, pp. e11121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e11121
    Journal articles | 2021
    Poon K; Ho MSH; Wang LC, 2021, 'Examining Distinctive Working Memory Profiles in Chinese Children With Predominantly Inattentive Subtype of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and/or Reading Difficulties', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.718112
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yum YN; Lau WKW; Poon K; Ho FC, 2020, 'Music therapy as social skill intervention for children with comorbid ASD and ID: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', BMC Pediatrics, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12887-020-02454-6
    Journal articles | 2018
    Poon K, 2018, 'Hot and cool executive functions in adolescence: Development and contributions to important developmental outcomes', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02311
    Journal articles | 2016
    Poon K, 2016, 'Understanding risk-taking behavior in bullies, victims, and bully victims using cognitive- and emotion-focused approaches', Frontiers in Psychology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01838
    Journal articles | 2016
    Poon K; Ho CSH, 2016, 'Risk-taking propensity and sensitivity to punishment in adolescents with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder symptoms and/or reading disability', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 53-54, pp. 296 - 304, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2016.02.017
    Journal articles | 2014
    Poon K; Ho CSH, 2014, 'Contrasting deficits on executive functions in Chinese delinquent adolescents with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder symptoms and/or reading disability', Research in Developmental Disabilities, vol. 35, pp. 3046 - 3056, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.07.046

Poon, K (2021). Effects of aerobic exercise and high-intensity interval training on the mental health of adolescents living in poverty. UGC Research Matching Grant

Poon, K. (2021). Working memory application for preschool children from low-income families. Innovation & Technology Fund.

Poon, K., & Ho, F. C. (2021). Web-based learning for students with diverse needs (reading and writing) at the junior secondary level (2021/22 school year). Quality Education Fund.

Poon, K., & Hui, W. (2021). Understanding and promoting the well-being of students with SENs. Beijing-Hong Kong Universities Alliance (BHUA) Activities Fund.

Liu, D., Leung, C. H., Poon, K., Lee, K., Lin, D., Wang, L-C., & XI, C. (2020). InnoTech for SEN students. Faculty Strategic Area Fund.

Poon, K. (2020). Examining the effectiveness of working memory training app in students with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and/or reading difficulties. EdUHK Block Grant Faculty Fund.

Poon, K. (2020). Mind and study matter: Tutoring and counseling programme. HSBC Private Banking and Asian Charity Services.

Poon, K. (2020). The Good Shepherd Project. Advance Children Medical and Education Foundation.

Poon, K., & Ho, F. C. (2020). Web-based learning for students with diverse needs (reading and writing) at the junior secondary level (2020/21 school year). Quality Education Fund.

Yum, Y. N., Poon, K., & Lau, W. K. W. (2020). Effectiveness of music therapy in social skill intervention for children with ASD/ID: A randomized controlled trial. Health and Medical Research Fund.

Cheung, K. C. K., Chou, K. L., Leung, B. W., & Poon, K. (2019). Enhancing executive functioning in children living in low-income families: Cantonese opera and social-emotional learning intervention. General Research Fund.

Poon, K. (2019). Developing an English version of the task-switching training app for adolescents with attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. EdUHK Block Grant Faculty Fund.

Poon, K., Jiang, D., Liu, D., Wang, L-C., White, M., Andrews, B. (2019). The role of emotion regulation strategies in relation to executive function in Chinese and Australian adolescents with ADHD. EdUHK Faculty Research Fund.

Liu, D., Wang, L-C., Poon, K., Hong, L., Chen, X., Liu, S. (2018). Improving children’s Chinese literacy performance by developing an educational computer game for training morphological skills. Standing Committee on Language Education and Research / Language Fund.

Poon, K. (2018). Aggressive youth in Hong Kong: Subtypes, neuropsychological risk and intervention. Internal Research Grant.

Poon, K., & Yeung, C. K. (2018). Effect of aerobic exercise and high-intensity interval training on the mental health of adolescents on Hong Kong. Departmental Seed Fund.

Kam, A. C. S., Chung, K. K-H., Lau, P., Poon, K., & Yuen, K. C. P., (2017). Intervention efficacy of assistive listening devices for Chinese children with Dyslexia: A randomized controlled trial. Health and Medical Research Fund.

Lau, M. K. W., Chou, K. L., Poon, K., & Cheung, K. C. K. (2017). Relationship between poverty and neurocognitive skills. Public Policy Research Funding Scheme.

Poon, K., Cheung, K. C. K., & Chou, K. L. (2016). Enhancing executive functioning of children living in poverty: A randomized experiment study. Public Policy Research Funding Scheme.

Poon, K., Wang, L-C. (2016). Working memory training in young children with ADHD and/or RD: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Collaborative Research Fund.

Poon, K. (2015). Development of hot and cool executive functions in Chinese delinquent adolescents. Internal Research Grant / Early Career Scheme.

Poon, K. (2015). The role of hot and cool executive functions in predicting risk-taking behavior in Chinese adolescents. Start-up Research Grant.

Poon, K. (2014). The role of hot and cool executive functions in predicting academic performance and behavior problems in Chinese adolescents. Internal Research Grant.

 

  • Best Woman Inventor Award, 7th International Invention Innovation Competition, iCAN 2022
  • Silver Medal for Educational Technology Innovation, 7th International Invention Innovation Competition, iCAN 2022
  • Canadian Special Award of Excellence, 7th International Invention Innovation Competition, iCAN 2022
  • 2020/21 President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Knowledge Transfer
  • Best Woman Inventor Award, 5th International Invention Innovation Competition, iCAN 2020
  • Silver Medal for Educational Technology Innovation, 5th International Invention Innovation Competition, iCAN 2020
  • Special Award, Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills, 5th International Invention Innovation Competition, iCAN 2020
  • Silver Medal for Educational Technology Innovation, Silicon Valley International Invention Festival 2019
  • 2018/19 FEHD Top 10% Teaching Award
  • 2016/17 FEHD Top 10% Teaching Award
  • 2015/16 Departmental Award for the Achievement of High Student Evaluation of Teaching Scores

My current research projects include:

  • Developing the executive function training package
  • Developing the preschool version of i-maze
  • Effects of aerobic exercise and high-intensity interval training on the mental health of adolescents living in poverty
  • The Good Shepherd Project: After-school tutoring program for low-income SEN students
  • Mind and Study Matter: Tutoring and Counselling Programme