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Ricky Lam is Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department in the Department of Education Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, China. He is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology and has served in several international editorial boards, such as Assessing Writing, RELC Journal, Journal of Asia TEFL, etc. He has been mentoring eight doctoral students. His research interests include L2 writing assessment, digital portfolios, and language assessment literacy. His publications have appeared in Language Assessment Quarterly, Assessing Writing, System, Language Testing, TESOL Quarterly, TESOL Journal, ELT Journal, and other SSCI- and SCOPUS-indexed journals. Ricky is the author of Portfolio Assessment for the Teaching and Learning of Writing (Springer, 2018),  Using Portfolios in Language Teaching (New Portfolio Series 4, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, 2019), and Using Digital Portfolios to Develop Students' Writing: An Practical Guide for Language Teachers (with Dr. Moorhouse; Routledge, 2022).  

Research Interests

Language assessment; digital portfolio; teacher assessment literacy; self-regulated learning of writing 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 20 Nov 2011


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