Transdisciplinary Student Research

In implementing the University’s strategic focus on interdisciplinarity and fostering students’ research skills, Common Core has supported various student research projects through the Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Initiative and exchanges. This page lists our various transdisciplinary research projects and the student researchers involved.

2021-2022 Academic Year

2021-22 Round 1 Research ProjectsStudentsFaculty Mentors
Effect of covid-19 on global marketingKhyati GuptaDr Michael Jia
Faculty of Business and Economics
Playful patriotism on bilibili: How state persuasion machine adapts to and interacts with teenagers’ culture in ChinaRui Jie Rachel Liu (Lead)
Ya Qi Jin
Dr King-wa Fu
Journalism and Media Studies Centre
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Analysis of the Economic and Social Origin of China’s Street-stall Economy and Development in Post-COVID-19 EraHeqi CaiDr Maurice Tse
Faculty of Business and Economics
Hong Kong Universities: Re-imagining Spaces for DialogueEricka Anne RegaladoDr Jaspal Singh
School of English
Faculty of Arts
Views by Ch’ing China on India: From Buddhist Barbarian to British BarbarianCheuk Him LeeProf So Cho Wai
School of Chinese
Faculty of Arts
Exploring the mechanisms of Chinese zero pronoun interpretation and production in human and computer processing: Focusing on the role of topichoodSuet Ying Eliza LamDr Heeju Hwang
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Arts
Hard-determinism on the meaning of Historical studies and educationShing Hei Alfred KamProf Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
Common Core


2021-22 Round 1 Research Projects Students Faculty Mentors
Folk Arts: An exploratory study into self-expression and traditional arts revitalization Eeshaane Shandilya (Lead), Aastha Gaur, Vaishali Ranbir Rathi, Van Kie Liew Dr Kathleen Wyma, Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts
Understanding the Underrepresentation of Women in STEM in Hong Kong Anshika Rajiv (Lead), Sze Nga Chan Dr Caroline Dingle, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
Consumer Behavior Modeling of Adoption of Alternative Food Delivery Packaging Zheng Trista Zhang Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core
Exploring the Spiritual Well-being of Medical Students’ Lives: A Mixed-method Study Lok Yi Mandy Yuen Dr. Julie Yun CHEN, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Dr. Harry Yi-Jui WU, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit
From Fast Fashion to Eco-Fashion: Science and Style Sarah Khan Dr Karen Laidler, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences
Enjoy1001: Sex education website and sex-related survey research Yue Moanna Tang (Lead), Jiayi Zheng, Ding Wang Prof Petula S.Y.Ho, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Faculty of Social Sciences
Ample somatic gene sequence sample generation for variant-calling deep neural network training Jieran Sun Dr Ruibang Luo, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering
Philosophical Fragments of Environmental Education Sing Yuen Hecate Fong Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core
Young adults’ perspectives, acceptance, hesitancy and suggestion regarding the COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Hong Kong Siu Wah Alan Yau Dr Pauline Po Ling Luk, Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, LKS Faculty of Medicine
Girlguiding around the World -achieve gender equality together Ka Ying Tiara Lau Dr Tracy Zhou, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning

2021-22 Round 2 Research Projects Students Faculty Mentors
The Long-term Effect of Covid-19: Understanding how the covid-19 related policy exacerbated the inequality problem from the Perspective of Political Science & Data Science Athena Tsang Pui Yi, Alexandra Law Hoi Ting Prof. Haohan Chen, Faculty of Social Sciences
The Power of Biofilm in Coral Reef Restoration Angela Fan Ting Hay Dr. Tse Edmund Chun Ming, Faculty of Science
Literature and theater, an art of the people: Post colonialism in India Rathi Vaishali Dr. J. Daniel Elam, Faculty of Art
The effects of climate change on mental health: a systematic review of systematic reviews Sung Chun Yin Gabriel Dr. Ryan Au Yeung, Faculty of Medicine
A kindergarten survey on speech and/or language problems in preschool children from non-Cantonese language backgrounds Hu Zhiyao, Lau Yan Kiu, Yue Hang Chi Dr. Anita Wong and Dr. Elizabeth Barrett, Faculty of Education
Peer influence mechanisms in adolescence: how do peers affect adolescents’ behaviors? Mu Zexuan (Evokee) Prof. Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core
Up-cycling Microplastics using Electrochemistry Chan Chin Hung, Lo Yin Chung, Siu Pui Kong Dr. Tse Edmund Chun Ming, Faculty of Science
The History of Narcotic Prohibition in China, 1949-1957 Lau Ka Yi (Athena), Tsang Hing Hoi Prof. Frank Dikötter, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
Coordinated by Dr Jack Tsao and Mr Ian Paolo Villareal, Common Core, The University of Hong Kong (In collaboration with Absolutely Fabulous Theatre Connection)
Project Title Student
Where does the sound lead you? Nim Tung Kwong (Grey)
A Serenade Alone Benedictus Alvian Sofjan
Inconsistent Sanjana Bharti
We die once. But we live every day. Chuqi Li (Cahtherine)
The Help Centre Sanjaya Bharti
An incomplete tale Chutong He
Life is like learning to dance, we need to experience some struggles to get what we need to get Hoi Ting Law (Alexandra)
Plumeria Girl Wu Fan (Lucy)
Tomorrow Never Came Ka Yi Lau (Athena)
A Normal Morning Yimiao Liu
Translator Headphones Yu Sum Leung
  Summer Fellowship
Project Title Student
“Sister Common Room” Project with the Hong Kong Federation of Women’s Centres Wu Fan (Lucy)

Coordinated by Dr Jack Tsao, Common Core, The University of Hong Kong (in collaboration with Press Start Academy)

Project TitleStudent
Wrap: A board game about film productionTrudy Mak
The Prism of MathXin Xu (Arturo)
EclipseWing Ki Wu (Ivy)
MaestroWong On Yan
In Lost World: A Table-Top Role Playing GameWan Sai Kit
How to Live A LifeTsui Ho Lam (Tiffany)
Plague Fighter: Dr Wu Lien-TheTang Wai Yin (Antonia)
Barter LandLee Hoi In (Lesley)
Outer SpaceLam Cheuk Yin (Bryan)
Wave OutLai Cheuk Sing (Jackson)
PanopticonPatrick Thomas Koh
Manage My WalletJu Ran (Julia)
Life in the DarkLok Hang Hui (Hedy)
Eco-no-mistHui Nga Wun
DaylightYazhuo Han
Mandate of the FairylandEnoch Fong
Draw your MandalaCheung Hoi Ching (Karen)
The Rational ThinkerCheung Ho Ching (Candy)
Delpha EscapsoChan Chun Wang

Supervised by: Dr Jack Tsao, Common Core, The University of Hong Kong

(In collaboration with Arup and Green Earth Hong Kong)

Research Teams and SitesStudents
Team 1: Investigation of Causeway Bay Hysan Place (Kai Chiu Road) and Lee Garden area (Yun Ping Road)Leung Jackie Cheuk Ying
Joyce Hoi Ying Leung
Sabrina Lerskiatiphanich
Team 2: Investigation of Kowloon Park (Haiphong Road) and Kowloon Park (Austin Road)Chun Yan Oscar Wong
Lee Ming Kan (Ken)
Lam Wing Tung, Karis
Team 3: Investigation of Taikoo Shing Estate and So Uk EstateLeung Hoi Ching
Ju Ran, Julia
Team 4: Investigation of West Kowloon Art Park and Kowloon ParkLi Yue Man, Vito
Chan Ying Tung, Mandy
Tsang Yik Chi, Tommy
Kui Man Kwan, Alice
Team 5: Investigation of Kwun Tong Promenade and K11 Musea PromenadeDavina Natalie
Rishima Mathur
Lau Wing Chung Cleo
Lam Quynh Vo

Coordinated by Dr Jack Tsao, Common Core, The University of Hong Kong, with Dr Michael Rivera, Chi Zhang, and Adrian Lam

(in collaboration with Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences at the University of Birmingham)

Social Impact Consulting ProjectsStudent(s)
LGBT+ Education in Primary SchoolsAnnabel Sara Cheung
Education on Gender-based DiscriminationTsz Hang Henry Mak, Zhengton Peng
Education in Secondary SchoolsAnnabel Sara Cheung, Yijiang Qiu, Pak Yin Arvin Sze
Air Pollution and HealthTing Hay Angela Fan, Yue Moanna Tang
Solving motor pollutionTin Wai Elzaphan Liu, Hoi Ching Wong
Plastic Bottle RecyclingYue Moanna Tang, Wai Yiu Ryan Ho, Hui Man Natalie Kwok
Sustainable Fast FashionSiu Hay Cordelia Chik, Man Kwan Alice Kui
Mental Health in Primary SchoolsKa Wun Coby Leung, Po Ting Jamie Leung
Drug SpikingLaura Simone Elisabeth Schulz, On Ni Annie Lui
Wellbeing Gardens for the ElderlyWing Sum Stephanie Lee, Hong Yi Connie Chan, Kit Ling Michelle Lee
Mental Health in Children’s HomesCheung Ho Candy Ching, Ho Yin Ivan Cheung, Hoi Tung Lam
Refugee Employment and IntegrationChin Pok Khaw, Wai Yin Kelly Cheung
Reducing Education InequalityChen Jessie Ruan, Xinyi Joyce Huang, Kit Yee Lilian Yeung/td>
Refugee ‘Move On’ Period ExtensionKa Yi Lau, Long Fung Jeffrey Yeung, Kon Ting Emily
Reducing food inequalitySau Wing Yeung, Hiu Kwan Kwok
2021-22 Research ProjectsStudents
AILEMappXinyao Liu
Venus Yick
Christina Zhao
Supervised by: Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core, The University of Hong Kong and Dr Rick Dolphijn, Department of Comparative Literature, Universiteit Utrecht
2021-22 Research Projects Students
Cohabitating with the More-Than-Human-City dwellers Elsa Du (HKU)
New Babylon in the Meta-Verse: Technics, Sociability, and the More-Than-Human-City Iris Yeung (HKU) Anthony Mok (UU) Rosa van Dijk (UU)
Urban Semiotics in the More-Than-Human-City Nicole Huang (HKU) Truston Yu (HKU) Nina van Roij (UU) Duco Dijkema (UU)
Mental Health, Education, and the More-Than-Human-City Alexandra Law (HKU) Edward Ye (HKU) Louana Bellettini (UU) Afke Hilferink (UU)
Mapping the Precise and the Blurred: Boundaries, Thresholds and the More-Than-Human-City Fergal Tse (HKU) Cynthia Chen (HKU) Maria Bosacka (UU) Mirjam Ravier (UU)

2020-2021 Academic Year

2020-21 Research ProjectsStudents
Catering CareYan Ping
Sammie Ng
Wai Yiu Ryan Hoi
Yi Lam Yvonne Hui
On Ni Lui
Ching Ho Wong
Hoi Shan Kwong
Art ApartAlya Prasad
Di Heng
Tsev Siddhant
Darpan Ningoo
Priscilla Fong
Benjamin Harris
Elicia Neo


2019-2020 Academic Year

2019-20 Research ProjectsStudents
The Eczema Eradication Project (TEEP)Harrison Li
Alan Yau
Vincent Chu
Joann Ng
Keshia Kung
Rosy You


Supervised by: Prof Gray Kochhar-Lindgren, Common Core, The University of Hong Kong and Dr Rick Dolphijn, Department of Comparative Literature, Universiteit Utrecht
2019-20 Research Projects Students
TransPortal Jeroen Spieker (UU) Julian Pallinger (HKU) Wesley She (HKU) Sophie van der Leij (UU) Zhang Zheng (HKU
PlastiCITY Aisha Wahab (HKU) Ka Ming Sze (HKU) Muriel Motaleb (UU) Myrthe Hemker (UU) Wietske Wijnja (UU)
No Strings Attached Marjolein Marzacu (UU) Mel, Xing Ju (HKU) Phoenix Chiu (HKU) Simon Remijn (UU) Utso Roy (HKU)
An Everchanging Riddle Anouk Jorna (UU) Daniel van Wyngaarden (UU) Katie, Chow Tsz Yan (HKU) Richita Kudlamath (HKU) Sofie van Dorst (UU)

2018-2019 Academic Year

2018-19 Research ProjectsStudents
Hidden in Plain SightAlex Cheng (HKU: Governments and Law)
Aicha Dijkshoorn (UU: Neuroscience & Cognition)
Michiel Hekkens (UU: Philosophy)
Margot Hoogerwerf (UU: Cultural History)
Trixie Tsang (HKU: Medicine)
Untitled: BoundariesHester Xiao (HKU: Psychology, Philosophy, and Statistics
Yuhe She (HKU: Psychology and Finance)
Lien Gillisjans (UU: Language & Cultural Studies, Conflict Studies)
Christoph Kruger (UU: Global Sustainability Science)
Jason Vassiliy (HKU: History and German)
(Non) Human IntentionsDaniil Scheifes (UU: Environmental Sciences and Philosophy)
Stella Aalderink (UU: International Relations and Conflict Studies)
Parmeet Kaur (HKU: Law)
Tran Ngoc Chau (HKU: Biochemistry)
Kuen Yiu Nelson Hui (HKU: Civil Engineering)
[Un[human]imal]Laura Derks (UU: Veterinary Medicine)
Lai Man-Kit Edmund (HKU: Fine Arts)
Illa Carrion Braakman (UU: Child Psychology and Linguistics)
Anouck Fietje (UU: Social Psychology)
Win-Lai-Lai (HKU: Psychology and Education)