Invited Talks

Keynote/ Plenary/ Spotlight Talks:

  1. Invited Keynote Speaker, “Environmental Communication: Media, Nature, & Public,” International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries 2019: People, Nature, and Technology – Promoting Inclusive Environmental Governance in the Era of Digital Revolution, Semarang, Indonesia, 21-22 Oct 2019)
  2. Invited Keynote Speaker, “Navigating a Controversial Science: Multi-Methods Approach to Mapping Public Perceptions of Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia,” Research Seminar on Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Communication, School of Communication & Design, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, 21 March 2019
  3. Invited Keynote Speaker, “Nano Foods, Big Questions: Public Perceptions of Nano-Enabled Food in the U.S. and Singapore, and Where We Go From Here”, 2nd Annual Symposium on Sustainable Nanotechnology: Bringing Together Applications and EHS Implications of Nanomaterials for a Safer and Healthier World, Nanyang Technology University-Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechnology, Boston, MA, 15 November 2018
  4. Invited Spotlight Speaker, “Decoding Science Communication: Media Effects on Public Perception of Science and Technology,” Singapore International Science Teachers’ Conference, Singapore, 22 November 2017.
  5. Invited Plenary Speaker, workshop on “Publishing in Top Tier Journals,” International Conference on Communication and Media (i-COME’16), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 Sept 2016 (an ICA regional conference)

Other Invited Talks:

  1. Invited Speaker, “Not In My Backyard? A Multi-Methods Approach to Mapping Public Perceptions of Nuclear Energy,” Zhejiang University-Nanyang Technological University Summer School Programme, Singapore.
  2. Invited Speaker, “Science, Media, and the Public,” Environmental Humanities: Paving the Way Towards a Sustainable Future,” An Interdisciplinary Symposium at NTU, 12 October 2018.
  3. Invited Speaker, “PONDER: Public Opinion of Nuclear Energy” to high-level officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Education, and the National Research Foundation, Singapore, 6 April 2018.
  4. Invited Speaker, “Public Opinion Dynamics: Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Symposium on Realizing the Value of Nuclear Energy, Boston, MA, 26-27 March 2018.
  5. Invited Panelist, “Eyes Up Here Please: Media Portrayals of Women in Science,” Science’s New Frontiers, Global Dialogue in NTU, Singapore, 23 January 2018
  6. Invited Speaker, “Science Communication for Science Teachers,” Workshop for Ministry of Education, Singapore, 17 November 2017.
  7. Invited Speaker, “Societal Aspects of SusNano Project: Comparing Public Perception of Nano-Enabled Food in Singapore and the U.S.,” at the Nanyang Technological University-Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechnology 2017 Workshop, Singapore, 13 November 2017
  8. Invited Speaker, “Climate Change Communication in Singapore,” at the Science of Communication Panel, The Breakthrough Dialogue: Democracy in the Anthropocene, Sausalito, California, 21-23 June 2017.
  9. Invited Speaker, “Public Perception of Nuclear Energy in Singapore,” at the Emerging Nuclear Economies Panel, The Breakthrough Dialogue: Democracy in the Anthropocene, Sausalito, California, 21-23 June 2017.
  10. Invited Speaker, “Public Perception of Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia,” KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Summer Course, Oskarshamn, Sweden, 15 June 2017.
  11. Invited Speaker, “Public Perceptions and Communication Strategies on New Food Technologies,” ILSI SEA Region Scientific Forum on Nutrition and Food Safety–Perspectives & Challenges for ASEAN, Jakarta, Indonesia, 11 April 2017.
  12. Invited Speaker, “Going Nuclear: Risk, Odds, and Potentials,” University of Houston’s 2016-2017 Critical Issues in Energy Symposium Series: Critical Issues in Energy, Houston, Texas, 15 February 2017
  13. Invited Speaker, “Public Perception of Nuclear Energy,” Nuclear Safety Summer School, School of Material Science Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 20 May 2016
  14. Invited Speaker, “Methodological Insights Behind the Investigation of Cyber Wellness Among Singaporean Adolescents,” Institute of Communication Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 12 April 2016
  15. Invited Speaker, “Acquiring Science Knowledge from Social Media,” National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 14 April 2016.
  16. Invited Speaker, “Motivators of Proenvironmental Behaviors: A Theoretical Approach,” National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 21 April 2016
  17. Invited Speaker, “Presumed Media Influence, Social Norms, and Adolescents’ Drinking Behavior: A Case of Rural Thailand,” Institute of Communication Research, Seoul National University, South Korea, 18 March 2016
  18. Invited Guest Lecturer, “Climate Change as Impersonal Risk: A Case of Singapore,” LSC 625 Risk Communication in the Life Sciences Communication Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 22 October 2015
  19. Invited Speaker, “Health Communication in Asia: A Norms-Based Approach To Health Behaviors Through Influence of Presumed Media Influence,” Brown Bag Series at the Department of Communication, The State University of New York at Buffalo, 16 October 2015
  20. Invited Speaker, “The Cognitive Media Model in Health Contexts,” Journalism 901 colloquium, School of Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 9 October 2015
  21. Chair and invited speaker, on “Communicating Risks About Climate Change: Securing Environmental Sustainability,” Society for Risk Analysis World Congress, Singapore, 20 July 2015
  22. Invited Panelist, on “A Dialogue on Science: Opportunities and Challenges for Asia,” Science Centre Singapore, 27 July 2015
  23. Invited Speaker, on “Explicating Cognitive Processing in Public Learning from Online News and Social Media – Climate Change and General Science as Study Contexts,” Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information Speaker’s Series, 8 April 2015
  24. Invited Keynote Speaker, on “Cross-Cultural Comparison of Public Perception of Nanotechnology,” International Symposium for Nanosafety: Social, Environmental, and Health Impacts, Singapore, 17-18 November 2014
  25. Invited Speaker, on “Nanotechnology and Society,” Society of Risk Analysis Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, National Taiwan University, 28-29 August 2014
  26. Invited Discussant, on “Information and Communication: Raising Awareness and Communicating Risk,” RSIS-NTS Workshop on Community Resilience and Human Security: From Complex Humanitarian Emergencies to Sustainable Peace and Development, Singapore, 10 April 2014
  27. Invited Speaker, on “Use of Digital Gaming Technology to Promote Physical Exercise,” MOH-HSR Seminar at the Health Promotion Board, Singapore, 14 March 2014
  28. Invited Speaker, on “Traditional Media, New Media, & Public Opinion” at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Home Team Department, Singapore, Match 2010