Research Associate (Visiting)
Affiliations: The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto
Theodore (Teddy) C.K. Cheung is a registered clinical psychologist in the UK and Hong Kong, as well as a clinical neuropsychologist in Ontario, Canada. He currently holds the position of Garry Hurvitz Clinical Research Fellow, which is supported by the Clinician Scientist Training Program at SickKids.
He earned his PhD in psychology and neuroscience from the University of Toronto, where he was a recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship. His training in clinical psychology was completed at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and he furthered his neuropsychology training at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.
His research is centered around comprehending the neurocognitive processes related to neurodevelopmental disorders, taking a lifespan approach. With funding from both Canada and Hong Kong, his research program is dedicated to scale validation, the development of technology-based interventions (such as Apps and virtual reality), and effective knowledge transfer. His methodologies encompass a range of techniques, from behavioral measures and motion capture analysis to posturography and electroencephalography (EEG). He also employs advanced statistical methods, including machine learning and modeling. His scholarly contributions have appeared in notable journals such as Autism, Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Journal of International Neuropsychological Society among others. He is an active participant in the International Neuropsychological Society NeuroCOVID group, and his research engages with interdisciplinary collaborators from the UK, USA, and Hong Kong. In addition, he provides consultation to NGOs and parent associations for the enhancement of services and advocacy efforts.
Teddy is the initiator and co-investigator behind the development and translation of The Transporters App for Chinese-speaking autistic children. Presently, he collaborates closely with the Autism Centre of Excellence at Cambridge, focusing on the knowledge transfer and implementation of this evidence-based intervention app across global communities.
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