- Fellowship in 2018 at University College London
Dr. William Choi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education, the Education University of Hong Kong. He received his BSc (First Class Honours) and PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Hong Kong in 2014 and 2018 respectively. Following his doctoral study, he joined the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London as a Croucher Postdoctoral Fellow.
In 2017, Dr. Choi was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, the US Government's flagship international scholarship which enabled him to study and conduct research at the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during 2017-2018. In that year, only eight PhD candidates from Hong Kong were awarded the scholarship. Through 2017, 59 Fulbright alumni had received a Nobel Prize and 84 alumni had received a Pulitzer Prize. Dr Choi's receiving of the Fulbright Scholarship was featured on 9 newspapers such as Sing Tao Daily, AM730 and Hong Kong Economic Times.
Upon completion of his PhD study, Dr. Choi was awarded the Croucher Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, a prestigious fellowship for promising Hong Kong young scientists and engineers in the fields of natural sciences, technology and medicine to undertake postdoctoral research in overseas universities. Ten young scientists were selected based on academic excellence and research potential to receive up to HK$1,000,000 each.
Dr. Choi's research focuses on the behavioral and neurophysiological aspects of suprasegmental speech perception and reading development. A complete list of his publications can be found on
Dr. Choi is also an Associate Review Editor of Deafness and Education International.