Dr Kathy Shum is a registered Educational Psychologist and currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the HKU. Dr Shum graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Human Biology, and Master Degree in Physiology with special research interest in diabetes. She chose to pursue a career in education after obtaining her Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Hong Kong. After seven years of teaching at a secondary school in Hong Kong, Dr Shum started anew in the field of psychology under the Postgraduate Certificate of Psychology, and continued to complete her doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. Dr Shum is currently the Director of the Master of Social Sciences Programme in Educational Psychology. She was awarded Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2019. Her research interests include parenting, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).