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Department of Education

Katrina May Dulay

Research Officer

Katrina is a Research Officer working on TalkTogether: Supporting Oral Language Development.

The project investigates children’s oral language in multilingual urban poor contexts, with an aim to develop and evaluate an intervention programme for kindergarten classes. TalkTogether is an international collaboration led by Dr Sonali Nag and involves academic and non-academic partners in India and the Philippines.

Katrina completed her PhD in Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her previous research focused on children’s language, literacy, and numeracy within the home context and on designing and evaluating family-based interventions to improve these skills.

She was a contributing author of the Teaching Struggling Readers Around the World Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by World Learning and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.



Cheung, S. K., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2020). Parents’ characteristics, home environment, and children’s numeracy skills: How are they related in low- to middle-income families in the Philippines? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 192, 104780.

Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2019). Intergenerational transmission of literacy skills among Filipino families. Developmental Science, (22)5, 1-14.

Nag, S., Vagh, S. B., Dulay, K. M., & Snowling, M. J. (2019). Home language, school language and children’s literacy attainments: A systematic review of evidence from low‐and middle‐income countries. Review of Education, 7(1), 91-150.

Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., Reyes, P., & McBride, C. (2019). Effects of parent coaching on Filipino children’s numeracy, language, and literacy skills. Journal of Educational Psychology, 111(4), 641-662.

Dulay, K. M., Cheung, S. K., & McBride, C. (2018). Environmental correlates of early language and literacy in low- to middle-income Filipino families. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 53, 45-56.

Cheung, S. K., Yang, X., Dulay, K. M., & McBride, C. (2018). Family and individual variables associated with young Filipino children’s numeracy interest and competence. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36(2), 334-353. doi: 10.1111/bjdp.12222

Dulay, K. M., Tong, X., & McBride, C. (2017). The role of foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong Chinese children’s English and Chinese skills: A longitudinal study. Language Learning, 67(2), 321-347. doi:10.1111/lang.12222

Dulay, K. M., & Hanley, J. R. (2015). Stress errors in a case of developmental surface dyslexia in Filipino. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32(1), 29–37. doi:10.1080/02643294.2014.984602

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