Honors, Awards & Scholarships

  • ASCoR (Amsterdam School of Communication Research) McQuail Award (with Lee & Lwin), a prestigious award given annually to the best article advancing communication theory published in an international journal in the previous 2 years, 2019
  • Best Published Article Award (3rd Place) (with Looi, Leong, & Chuah), Communicating Science, Health, Environment, & Risks Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication annual conference, 2019
  • Top Faculty Paper Award (1st Place) (with Chen, Lwin, & Fu), Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication annual conference, 2019
  • Top Teaching Award (2nd Place), Communicating Science, Health, Environment, & Risks Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication annual conference, 2019
  • Top Published Article of the Year Award (1st placed) (with Chen & Lwin), Mass Communication & Society Division, AEJMC 2019
  • ComSHER Teaching Award (Second place), AEJMC 2019
  • Best Published Article Award (with Lee & Lwin), International Communication Association Annual Conference, Children, Adolescents and Media Division, 2019
  • Top URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus) poster winner (Arts and Humanities category) (with Juline Lew), 2019
  • Top URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus) poster winner (Social Sciences category) (with Leow Jing Xuan), 2019
  • Recipient of AEJMC’s Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award, 2018
  • AEJMC ComSHER Division, Top Published Article of the Year Award (1st Place) – 2018
  • Recipient of “Women in Education Leadership Award” at the 9th Asia’s Education Excellence Awards organised by CMO Asia, Singapore – 2018
  • NTU 15-Year Long Service Award – 2018
  • Best Presentation Award (with Alisius Leong, Jiemin Looi, & Agnes Chuah), ICNESE 2017 International Conference on Nuclear Energy Systems Engineering – 2017
  • Highly Commended Paper in Sociology & Social Policy Category (with Lim Cui Min), The Undergraduate Awards, Dublin Ireland – 2017
  • ICA Environmental Communication Division, Top Faculty Paper – 2016
  • 21st Annual International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, Hong Kong, Outstanding Paper Award (Second Prize) – 2015

  • Top 2 most accessed article in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research – 2014
  • AEJMC ComSHER Division, Article of the Year Award (Second Place) – 2013
  • AEJMC ComSHER Division, Top Faculty Paper (Second Place) – 2013
  • NTU Ten-Year Long Service Award – 2013
  • AEJMC ComSHER Division, Top Faculty Paper (First Place) – 2010
  • ICA Mass Communication Division, Top Faculty Paper (Second Place) – 2010
  • School of Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Scholarship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA – Fall 2008/09
  • Robert F. & Jean E. Holtz Center Graduate Student Research Travel Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA – 2007, 2008
  • AEJMC Communication Theory & Methodology Division, Top Four Student Paper – 2005
  • Nanyang Technological University Senior Tutor Fellowship (Overseas Postgraduate Studies) – 2004-2008
  • First Class Honors, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – 2002
  • ACNielsen Gold Medal, Top Student Award in Communication Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – 2002
  • Simon and Schuster Book Prize, Top Student Award in Communication Research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – 2001
  • Hainan Hwee Kuan Undergraduate Scholarship, Singapore – 1998-2001
  • Tan Chin Tuan Student Exchange Scholarship (at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China), Singapore – 2001
  • Chinese Language Journalism Fund Overseas Scholarship, Singapore – 2001
  • Dean’s List, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2001/02