Dr. Shirley Ho is Associate Professor in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. She is Research Director for Arts, Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences in the President’s Office at NTU. Her research area focuses on cross-cultural public opinion dynamics related to science and technology, with potential health or environmental impacts. Her work emphasizes the roles of values, social media and other emerging modes of communication in shaping public attitudes toward science and technology. She is recipient of the 2018 AEJMC Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for her outstanding achievement in research, teaching and service.
Her primary research area focuses on cross-cultural public opinion dynamics related to science and technology, with potential health or environmental impacts. She is the principal investigator of the large-scale, interdisciplinary project, “PiONEERS: Public Opinion of Nuclear Energy and other EneRgy Sources,” funded by the National Research Foundation in Singapore, that seeks to examine how the general public in Southeast Asia form perceptions toward nuclear energy and renewable energies, so as to inform nuclear policy and research.
My research looks at the roles of values, social media and other emerging modes of communication in shaping public attitudes toward science and technology
Ho, S. S., Goh, T. J., Chuah, A. S. F., Leung, Y. W., Belaku, M. A., & Viswanath, K. (in press, 2020). Past debates, fresh impact on nano-enabled food: A multi-group comparison of presumed media influence model based on spillover effects of attitude toward genetically-modified food. Journal of Communication.
Ho, S. S., Looi, J., Leung, Y.W., & Goh, T. J. (in press, 2019). Public engagement by STEM and non-STEM researchers in Singapore: A qualitative comparison of macro- and meso-level concerns. Public Understanding of Science.
Ho, S.S., Leong, A.D., Looi, J., Chen, L., Pang, N., & Tandoc, E. Jr. (2019). Science literacy or value predisposition? A meta-analysis of factors predicting public perceptions of benefits, risks, and acceptance of nuclear energy. Environmental Communication, 13(4), 457-471.
Always answer research questions that can make positive impacts to the world.
Associate Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
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