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Dr. Alan Wai-Lun LAI
Associate Professor and Programme Director of Applied Psychology
Division of Science and Technology
office: T8-401-R21

Ed.D. in Ecological Psychology and Linguistics, University of Technology Sydney

Research Interests

Intergenerational relationships and programming.

Current Teaching

Health Psychology
Psychology of the Chinese People

Selected Publications
  • Lai, A., & Burchett, R. (In Press). Getting Retired Citizens Involved in ESL Education. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships.
  • Lai, A., Yuen, B, & Burchett, R. (2018). Human Mental Intentionality and Microbial Growth in Cultures of Cooked Rice. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 32(4), p. 742–761.
  • Lai, A.(2017). Intergenerational-ESL Activities: Lessons Learned and Corresponding Actions. In Kusano A., Mizobe K., Uchida H., Yasunaga M.(Eds.), The Theory and Practices of Intergenerational Learning; Series 2: Future of the Intergenerational Exchange as the World Standard (pp.77-92), Sangaku Publishing Co., Ltd.
  • Lai, A.(2017). 世代間のESL活動:教訓とそれに対応する行動。草野A.、Mizobe K.、内田H.、Yasunaga M.(編)、世代間学習の理論と実践;シリーズ2:世界標準としての世代間交流の未来(pp.93-98)、三国出版株式会社.
  • Lai, A. (2017). Intergenerational Co-leadership Program. Converting Retired Citizens and University Students into Intergenerational Leaders. Hong Kong: Intergenerational-ESL Programs under the Project Title of English with Lineage, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • Lai, A., & Kaplan, M. (2016). Weaving Intergenerational Engagement into ESL    Instruction: Case Study of a University-Based Program in Hong Kong.    International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 28(2), 254-264.
  • Lai, A., & Kaplan, M. (2014). Activities: To Create an Exciting Intergenerational-ESL Environment. Hong Kong: Asia Education Times.
  • Lai, A., & Kaplan, M. (2013). Intergenerational Strategies for Enriching the ESL Education Platform, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 11(4), 1-15.
Grants and Projects
  • Investigating the Educational Value of the Intergenerational Toolbox Approach towards a Self-Access Learning Center, United International College Research Grant (PI, 2018-2020).
  • Intergenerational ESL Programming, United International College Research Grant (PI, 2014-2016).
  • Finding authentic audiences for undergraduate studies: A study of affordances from an ecological approach, United International College Research Grant (PI, 2013-2016).
Academic and Social Service

Reviewer of Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

Awards and Honors

Brabazon Award, Generations United.