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Communication Studies

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 80 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 Chib, Bentley, & Wardoyo (2019). Distributed contexts of digital media and learning: Open practices as a response to marginalization. Comunicar Brew-Sam & Chib (2019). How do smart device apps for diabetes self-management correspond with theoretical indicators of empowerment? An analysis of app features. International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care 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 the interplay between culture and communication, how technology brings changes in communication behaviors, the social impact of digital media and intergroup relations. Particularly, she investigates the ways in which individuals negotiate their identities and social relationships through interpersonal interaction cross cultural boundaries both in real life and virtual communities. •Chen, V.H.H. (2014, Dec). Online Participation and Public discourse: A case study in Singapore. In Proceedings of Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government, Asia 2014, Hong Kong. •Chai, S. L., Chen, V.H.H. & Khoo, A.C.E. (2011, May) Social Relationships of Gamers and their Parents. Paper to be appeared in proceeding of 2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counseling and Guidance, Antalya, Turkey. •Sri, R. M.H., & Chen, V. H.H. (2010, June). Identity Negotiation of the Black African Diaspora through Discourse with Singaporeans. In proceedings of International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences, Paris, France. (Student class paper) Special attention has also been paid to the impact of new media on minority groups such as school children, migrants, women and older adults. •Chen, V.H.H. & Chng, S.E.G. (2015 May). Parental Monitoring and Youths’ Online Risky Behaviors: Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Effects. Paper to be presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Project PI) •Tzuo, P.W., Chen, D., & Chen, V. H.H. (2013). A Student-Centered Method of Incorporating Computer Games into School: A Study in Singapore. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher. (Project PI) •Chib, A. and Chen, V. H. H. (2011). Midwives with mobiles: A dialectical perspective on gender arising from technology introduction in rural Indonesia. New Media and Society, 13(3), 486-501. To enhance understanding of the ways new media technology and human communication interrelate, Dr. Chen has worked on several interdisciplinary projects that investigate specifically video game design for educational and social purposes. •Tzuo, P.W., Ong, J. I. P., Yang, C. H., & Chen, V. H.H. (2012). Reconceptualizing pedagogical usability of and teachers’ roles in computer game-based learning in school. Educational Research and Reviews, 7(20), 419-429. (Project PI) •Klopfer, E., Sheldon, J., Perry, J. & Chen, V. H. H. (2011). Ubiquitous games for learning (UbiqGames): Weatherlings, a worked example. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2729.2011.00456.x (Project PI) •Chu Yew Yee, S. L., Gu, Y. X., Chen, V.H.H. & Duh, H. B. L. (2010). A Game Design Method Empowering Children and Adults. IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter (Special Issue on Game-Based Learning), 12(1). (Project PI) •Mehrabi, M. & Chen, V.H.H. (2010, November) Interactivity in Massively Multiplayer Online Games: A Concept Explication. In proceeding of 7th ACM International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. •Duh, H.B.L., Chu Yew Yee, S. L., Gu, Y. X., Chen, V.H.H. (2010, July) A Narrative-Driven Design Approach for Casual Games with Children. In the Proceedings of the 37th International Conference and Exhibition of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Los Angeles, USA. (Project PI) The most recent project gamifies the process of attitude change towards cultural diversity to facilitate social integration. Future projects will focus on utilizing game mechanisms to promote empathy and social inclusion towards marginalized groups and achieve positive intergroup relations.
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