Rendong received a BA in English Education from South China Normal University and obtained his MA and PhD in Psycholinguistics from the National Key Research Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. He worked with Dr. Dong Yanping and examined the role of working memory in second language learning and processing for his doctoral dissertation. His doctoral dissertation was awarded the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of the Year 2013 in Guangdong Province.
Rendong is interested in individual differences in bilingual language processing/development. Currently he is working on three projects: 1) the effect of foreign language use on decision-making, 2) the role of individual differences in cognitive abilities (such as working memory and inhibition) in interpreting performance and development, and 3) individual differences in phonological attainment.