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.

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Email: lee.cheng@aru.ac.uk

Background

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. He 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).

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Cantonese

Research interests

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

Areas of research supervision

  • Gamification of teaching and learning
  • Music technology and education
  • STEM/STEAM

Teaching

  • C++ for Game Developers (Level 4)
  • Programming for Game Developers (Level 4)
  • Game Development (Level 4)
  • Game Technologies (Level 5)
  • Technical Development for Games (Level 5)

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, 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., & 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), 211-224.

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

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

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

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

Recent presentations and conferences

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.

Knochel, A., Sahara, O., Cheng, L., Slotte, T. D., & Sickler-Voigt, D. (2021, September). 'Exploring the Global Media Arts and Education'. Panel discussion at the Digitally Engaged Learning Conference 2021, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L., & Pang, W. Y. J. (2020, December). 'Experiencing interactive design in undergraduate general education'. Paper presented at the International Conference on Learning and Teaching 2020, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L., Pang, W. Y. J., Lee, O. L., & Chan, H. S. (2020, November). 'Virtual reality (VR) rehabilitation gaming design'. Paper presented at the International Conference on Gerontechnology, Hong Kong, China.

Cheng, L. (2020, November). 'Music students' ambient music-making for active listening over the broadcasting media'. Paper presented at the 46th Australian Music Therapy Association National Conference, Sydney, Australia.