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Ha Yeon Kim

Senior Research Scientist, PELE


Ha Yeon Kim is a developmental and educational psychologist, and Senior Research Scientist at NYU-TIES. Her research focuses on effective ways to support the learning and development of underrepresented child populations and strengthen education systems that are affected by sociopolitical and economic adversities around the world.

Her current work mainly involves the ERICC Research Consoritium Programme and the 3EA initiative. (See the hyperlinks for project details), dedicated to building a systematic evidence base for education in conflict and crisis-affected countries such as Bangladesh, Jordan, Lebanon, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Syria, and Ukraine.

Ha Yeon is a principal investigator and co-principal investigator on research grants awarded by the ESRC-DFID, UKAid, Dubai Cares, Porticus Foundation, and Spencer Foundation, and has collaborated with International Rescue Committee, War Child Holland, and World Bank in various projects.

Prior to Global TIES, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she worked on a project testing the impact of a low-intensity literacy intervention program, Word Generation (Catalyzing Comprehension through Discussion and Debate: PI: Catherine Snow & Suzanne Donovan). See here for her work with Word Generation. She holds PhD in Developmental Psychology from New York University, MA in Child Development (Specialization: Early Childhood Education) and BA in Child Development and Family Studies from Seoul National University.

Twitter handle @hayeonkim_dr