Research Categories

Communication Studies

This category covers:

  • Audience Analysis
  • Comparative Media Systems
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • International Communication
  • Internet-based Alternative Journalism
  • Journalism and Politics
  • Journalism Philosophies
  • Journalism Studies
  • Journalism Values and Ethics
 
  • Media and Public Opinion
  • Media Effects
  • Media Sociology and Systems
  • Mediated Communication
  • News Framing
  • News Media and Public Opinion
  • Perception of News Media
  • Perception of News Media
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Related Links:
Research at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Singapore Internet Research Centre (SIRC)

NameResearch Interests
Mr Abel Perez AbadHis research interests include Sociolinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Sociocultural Studies, New Trends in Foreign Language Teaching and Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL)
Asst Prof Andrew PrahlOrganizational Communication, Human-Automation Trust, Interpersonal Advice, Automated Advice, Automation Ethics
Prof Ang Peng HwaAng Peng Hwa's research area is internet governance and media law and policy.
Assoc Prof Arul Indrasen ChibAssoc Prof Arul Chib pursues action-oriented research in varied cross-cultural contexts. His research agenda focuses on the impact and role of mobile phone in (a) healthcare systems in resource-constrained environments of developing countries, and (b) transnational migration to developed countries. He investigates the key factors influencing the adoption of technology for positive health outcomes, and has engaged in the design and development of healthcare technology systems spanning online and mobile platforms. He increasingly interested in issues of power, focusing on the intersection of gender with technology, and the role of agency and appropriation in the achievement of goals ranging from socio-economic development, human well-being and empowerment, and societal change. He has published over 100 research articles. As Director of the Singapore Internet Research Center, Dr. Chib led the SIRCA programme (established 2008), mentoring 30 emerging country researchers in Asia, Africa and Latin America, with mentoring events in Atlanta, Bangkok, Cape Town, Jamaica, Mauritius, Michigan, and Singapore. Dr. Chib's contributions have led to a number of research awards, including the 2011 Prosper.NET-Scopus Award for the use of ICTs for sustainable development. This award was accompanied by a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, one of the highest honours within the European scholarly tradition. He has been awarded fellowships at Ludwig Maxmilians University and University of Southern California, and the S. I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. He serves on the editorial boards of Human Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, and Mobile Media and Communication, and is Senior Editor of The Electronic journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries. Dr. Chib’s research has been profiled in the international such as the United Nations Chronicle. He presented keynote speeches at the Media Health Communication Conference 2012 in Munich Germany and Global Fusion Conference at Texas A&M University. He was General Conference Chair for ICTD2015, and on organizing committees for IFIP 8.6 2013 and ICTD 2012. He has been an expert speaker at events organized by UNESCO and UN-APCICT. Dr. Chib has worked with non-governmental agencies such as INPPARES, Nyaya Health, Text to Change, Udaan, UNICEF and World Vision, securing external grants worth over S$ 5 million. Arul has lived and learned in India, Germany, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and the United States of America. Dr. Chib is currently PI for MOE TIER 2 grant worth S$ 602,856 examining digital nativism. LATEST PUBLICATIONS Pei & Chib (2020). Defining mGender: The role of mobile phone use in gender construction processes. The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society Brew-Sam & Chib (2020).Theoretical advances in mobile health communication research: An empowerment approach to self-management. Technology and Health. Elsevier Chib, Bentley, & Wardoyo (2019). Distributed contexts of digital media and learning: Open practices as a response to marginalization. Comunicar Rossmann, Riesmeyer; Brew-Sam, Karnowski, Joeckel, Chib, & Ling (2019). Appropriation of mHealth for Diabetes Self-Management: Lessons from two qualitative studies. JMIR Diabetes Chib, & Shi (2018) Structured imaginings: Social media as a tool to reduce intergroup prejudice. Intercultural Communication Studies Chib & Lin (2018) Theoretical advancements in mHealth: A systematic review of mobile apps. Journal of Health Communication Loh, & Chib (2018) Tackling social inequality in development: Beyond access to appropriation of ICTs for employability. Information Technology for Development Kang, Ling & Chib (2018) The flip from fraught to assumed use: Mobile communication of North Korean migrant women during their journey to South Korea. International Journal of Communication
Asst Prof Ben TurnerCommunication neuroscience | Message tailoring | Media effects | Quantitative methods
Assoc Prof Benjamin Hill DetenberDr. Detenber's research interests include the following: Cognitive and Emotional Responses to Media Use and Impact of Information and Communication Technologies Internet Studies Computer-mediated Communication Media and Public Opinion Political Communication Quantitative Research Methods
Assoc Prof Chan Hiu Dan AliceHer research work mainly utilizes neuroimaging (fMRI) and behavioral measures to investigate how cultural experiences such as language and socialization may shape our brains and affect the way we see and hear the world. Her studies demonstrated that the auditory perception pattern is different between members from East Asian and Western cultures, which is in connection with previous findings on visual perception. She is interested in looking at the underlying cognitive and neuroanatomical mechanisms as well as the genetic bases of these culturally sensitive perceptual patterns and behaviors. Her current work also looks at possible neurophysiological realizations that would support the Whorfian hypothesis, with a specific interest in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, as well as bilingual and multilingual communities.
Prof Charles Thomas SalmonHis current research focuses on health communication, public opinion and communication campaigns, with particular emphasis on: * unintended consequences of well-intentioned efforts to promote public health and safety * the use of stigma in communication efforts to warn populations about disease * the role of public will in mobilizing support for health and environmental causes
Assoc Prof Chen Hsueh-huaDr. Chen’s research interests include how technology brings changes in communication behaviors and facilitate both negative and positive individual and social outcomes, as well as the social and psychological impact of interactive digital media, which includes video games, virtual reality, and social media. She investigates the ways in which individuals negotiate their identities and social relationships through interpersonal interaction both in real life and in virtual environments. Dr. Chen has worked on several interdisciplinary projects that looks at specifically the design of interactive digital media, such as serious games and virtual reality for positive social outcomes. Current research projects: • Mobile gamification strategies to manage online emergence of nativism • Understanding Game Mechanics and Gaming Experiences • Utilizing Virtual reality and Video games to enhance prosocial behaviors and attitudes • The effect of peer group and social norms towards negative and positive social media behaviors online
Asst Prof Chen LouConsumer Psychology Social Media Advertising Marketing Communication