Dr Lee Cheng

Associate Professor, Games

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Computer games , Computing and technology , Music technology

Research Supervision:Yes

Courses taught: Computer Games Technology, Computer Games Programming

Lee Cheng is an interdisciplinary artist-teacher and researcher. His research and artistic interests include computer game, music, technology, education, immersive and interactive media, digital and sonic arts, law and policy.

lee.cheng@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Lee Cheng received his Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).

Apart from his current title, he also serves different roles in multiple organisations including board member and executive committee member of the International Society for Music Education (ISME), co-opted council member of the Royal Musical Association (RMA), Theory Examiner of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM), Arts Education Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC), and editorial board member of the International Journal of Music Education (IJME).

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Research interests

  • Music Education
  • Music Technology
  • Gamification
  • Virtual Reality
  • Immersive media
  • Sound art

Areas of research supervision

  • Music technology and education
  • Gamification of teaching and learning
  • Sound art and studies

Teaching

  • Games Data, Analytics and Research (Level 7)
  • Game Programming (Level 7)
  • Technical Development for Games (Level 5)
  • Software Engineering for Games (Level 4)

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Creative Arts Technology and Education), The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Law (Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law), The University of Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Professional and Vocational Education), The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music Therapy, The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Sciences), The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Information Systems), The University of Hong Kong

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Council Member, International Society for Music Education
  • Executive Committee Member, International Society for Music Education
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Music Education
  • Co-opted Council Member, Royal Musical Association
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Advance HE

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Theory Examiner, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Examiner (Arts Education), Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC)

Selected recent publications

Cheng, L., 2022. Exploring the low enrolment of music as a subject within Hong Kong senior secondary school education. International Journal of Music Education.

Pang, W. Y. J., Leung, B. W., Cheng, L., 2022. The motivational effects and educational affordance of serious games on the learning of Cantonese opera movements. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.

Cheng, L., Lam, C. Y., 2021. The worst is yet to come: The psychological impact of COVID-19 on Hong Kong music teachers. Music Education Research, 23(2), pp. 211-224.

Cheng, L., Lee, H. Y., 2021. Arts and culture without policy: Non-governmental and civil spontaneous initiatives in Hong Kong. In: Bolden, B., Jeanneret, N. (Eds.), 2021. Visions of sustainability for arts education: Value, challenge, and potential (Cham: Springer).

Cheng, L., Wong, W. Y. P., Lam, C. Y., 2020. Learner autonomy in music performance practices. British Journal of Music Education, 37(3), pp. 234-246.

Cheng, L., Leung, B. W., 2020. Motivational effects of immersive media on adolescents' engagement in Cantonese opera. In: Ma, W. W., Tong, K., Tso, W. B. A. (Eds.), 2020. Learning environment and design: Current and future impacts (Cham: Springer), pp. 213-226.

Cheng, L., 2020. Music classroom as the shifting ground for patriotism: National Anthem Law in Hong Kong. In: Aguilar, C. E., Lagos, C. P., Prest, A., Richerme, L. P. (Eds.), 2020. Proceedings of the 20th International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education and Media (International Society for Music Education), pp. 65-72.

Recent presentations and conferences

Cheng, L., Moir, Z., Bell, A. P., Hein, E., Humberstone, J. (2022, July). Digital musicianship in popular music education. Roundtable at the 35th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Cheng, L., Lam, C. Y. (2022, July). Mobile music app for people with special needs. Paper presented at the 35th International Society for Music Education World Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Cheng, L. (2022, July). Educational affordances of music gaming mobile apps and video games. Pecha Kucha presented at the 21st International Seminar of the ISME Commission on Music Policy: Culture, Education and Media, Brisbane, Australia.

Cheng, L. (2022, June). Affordances of sound in Hong Kong’s post-handover political struggles. Paper presented at the Hong Kong Studies Association 2022 Conference, London, United Kingdom.

Cheng, L. (2022, February). School music education in Hong Kong amid COVID-19 pandemic: The teachers' perspective. Paper presented at the Third International Virtual Conference of Association for Future Music Education, Cheongju, Korea.