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Christine Leong

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Dr. Christine Leong graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Bsc(Hons) in Psychology, and a PhD in Psycholinguistic. Her doctoral research examined bottom-up and top-down speech perceptual disadvantages of Malaysian multilinguals, as well as methods to overcome these cognitive and neural disadvantages. Her current research interest lies in developmental trajectory of speech perception in multilingual society, aiming to understand and improve linguistic experience of young children. Christine is passionate about work that can leave a positive impact in others' life. She enjoys traveling, exploring new places and experiencing different cultures and she speaks Mandarin, Malay, English and Cantonese.

Expertise Summary

Enthusiastic academic in both research and teaching. Research interest in second language acquisition and developmental research. PhD in Applied Psycholinguistics, adapting laboratory training paradigms for use in applied domains. Experience designing and conducting long-term, cross-cultural studies. Most recent research work has included implementing psychological research methods to improve non-native English speech perception and production in multi-linguals.

Teaching Summary

I am currently teaching or am involved in:

  1. PSGY/2010 Statistical Methods 2
  2. PSGY/1015 Practical Methods in Psychology
  3. PSGY/2011 Practical Methods in Psychology 2
  4. PSGY/2013 Social and Developmental Psychology
  5. PSGY/1013 Developmental Psychology
  6. PSGY/3028 Bilingualism

In my past institution, I had also taught:

Research Design and Analysis (BA in Psychology)

Introduction to Sociology (BA in Psychology)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Master in Child Psychology)

Curriculum Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching)

Research Summary

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Past Research


Leong CXR, Price JM, Pitchford NJ, van Heuven WJB (2018) High variability phonetic training in adaptive adverse conditions is rapid, effective, and sustained. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204888.

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