Research Team

Current Advisees & Research staff

Agnes Chuah, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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Agnes is a Research Fellow in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She received her Bachelor of Communication (Honours) and Master of Science in Managerial Communication from Universiti Utara Malaysia, and graduated with a PhD in Communication from NTU. Agnes’ primary research area focuses on mobile communication. She is interested in the factors affecting mobile phone usage among adolescents and youths, such as personalities, parenting styles, peer influence. Her secondary area of research focuses on science communication, new media, and environmental research. She is currently working for Public Opinion of Nuclear Energy (PONdER) project funded by Singapore National Research Foundation.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Yang, X., Chuah, A. S., Lee, E. W., & Ho, S. S. (2017). Extending the cognitive mediation model: Examining factors associated with perceived familiarity and factual knowledge of nanotechnology. Mass Communication and Society, 1-24. doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2016.1271436
  2. Chuah, A. S. F., Leong, A. D., Cummings, C., & Ho, S. S. (2018). Label it or ban It? Public perceptions of nano-food labels and propositions for banning nano-food applications. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 20, 36. doi.org/10.1007/s11051-018-4126-5
  3. Cummings, C., Chuah, A. S. F., & Ho, S. S. (2018). Protection motivation and communication through nano-food labels: Improving predictive capabilities of attitudes and purchase intentions toward nano-foods. Science, Technology, and Human Values, 1-29. doi.org/10.1177/0162243917753991
  4. Ho, S. S., Looi, J., Chuah, A. S. F., Leong, A. D., & Pang, N. (2018). “I can live with nuclear energy if…” Exploring public perceptions of nuclear energy in Singapore. Energy Policy, 120, 436–447. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2018.05.060

Book Chapters

  1. Ho, S. S., & Chuah, A. S. F. (2017). Climate change communication in Singapore. In M. C. Nisbet (Ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford University Press.

Conferences

  1. Ho, S. S., Leong, A. D., Looi, J., & Chuah, A. S. F. (2018). Same but different? A cross-national comparison of public perceptions of nuclear energy in Southeast Asia. Paper presented at the 68th International Communication Association, Prague, CZ.
  2. Ho, S. S., Leong, A. X. L. D., Looi J., & Chuah, A. S. F. (September, 2017). Communicating nuclear energy in Southeast Asia: A cross-country comparison of communication channels and source credibility. Paper accepted for presentation at the ICNESE 2017: 19th International Conference on Nuclear Energy Systems Engineering, Paris.
  3. Ho, S. S., Looi, J., Chuah, A. S. F., Leong, A. D., Pang, N., (July, 2017). Public perception of nuclear energy and the environment in Singapore: Risk, benefits, and trust in stakeholders. Paper accepted for presentation at the Conference on Communication and Environment 2017, Leicester, UK.
  4. Cummings, C., Chuah, A. S. F., & Ho, S. S. (May 2017). Protection Motivation and Communication through Nano-Food Labels: Improving Predictive Capabilities of Attitudes and Purchase Intentions toward Nano-Foods. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of International Communication Association, San Diego, US.
  5. Chen, L., Yang, X. D., Chuah, A. S. F., & Ho, S. S. (May 2017). Cyberspace Risk for Adolescents: An Investigation of Factors Influencing Cybervictimization. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of International Communication Association, San Diego, US.
  6. Estee, P. S. Goh, Chuah, S. F., & Ho, S. S. (2016, August). The role of mobile phone use in bonding and bridging peer capital among Singaporean adolescents. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.
  7. Yang, X., Chuah, S. F., & Lee, E. W. (2016, June). Extending the cognitive mediation model: Factors associated with perceived familiarity and factual knowledge of nanotechnology. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual conference of International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.
  8. Chuah, S. F., Yang, X. D., Chen, L., & Ho, S. S. (2015, August). Integrating self-construal in theory of reasoned action: Examining how self-construal, social norms, and attitude relate to healthy lifestyle intention in Singapore. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ComSHER Division), San Francisco, CA.

Doctoral Consortium & Symposium

  1. Chuah, S. F. (2015, May). Factors relating to problematic mobile phone use among adolescents in Singapore: Personality traits, parental and peer influence, and third-person perception. Paper accepted for presentation at the 6th Annual Doctoral Consortium of the Communication and Technology Division, Puerto Rico.
  2. Chuah, S. F., Shirley, S. Ho, & Poorisat, T. (2014, November). Factors influencing drinking behavioral intention: A study of Thailand rural high school students. Paper accepted for presentation at Annual Symposium for Asian PhD Students in Communication Research, Singapore.
  3. Chuah, S. F. (2013, November). Facebook in building social capital: A study of Malaysia college students. Paper accepted for presentation at Asian Symposium of Doctoral Students in Communication, Hong Kong.

Goh Tong Jee, Ph.D. Student

Goh Tong Jee is a PhD student in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University. Her research focuses on public opinion and risk communication. She received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) and Master of Arts in Communications and New Media from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2010 and 2013 respectively. She also has a postgraduate diploma in education from the National Institute of Education, Singapore.

Tong Jee has extensive experience in teaching. She was an award-winning teaching scholar at NUS during her Masters candidature. She also spent 4 years as an English Language teacher with the Ministry of Education. In recent years, Tong Jee taught courses in communications and sociology at the Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Outside of work, Tong Jee enjoys a good run at MacRitchie Reservoir.


Ou Mengxue, Master’s by Research Student

Mengxue Ou is a Master’s by Research student in the Wee Kim Wee of communication and information at Nanyang Technological University. She received her B.A. in journalism from the school of communication and design at Sun Yet-sen University in China. Her research interests lie in health communication, public opinion, media effects as well as applying the quantitative and qualitative research methods to do research.
During her undergraduate study, she won the second and third class scholarships respectively in the first and second year. During her third year, she worked as an intern in the New York Times Beijing bureau and the Beijing News and published stories in both Chinese and English. In her senior year, she won a scholarship to exchange at the University of Strasbourg in France. Her final year project was awarded the Sun Yat-sen university excellent graduation thesis scholarship.When she is available, she enjoys jogging, traveling and watching movies.

Leung Yan Wah, Research Associate

Yan Wah Leung is a Research Associate at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, NTU, where she attained a Master in Communication Studies. She is interested in applying social psychological theories to the context of environmental and science communication.

Yan Wah earned her B.A. (Second Class (Upper) Honors) in Communication Studies from the Nanyang Technological University in 2015. Trained in Public Relations, she implemented a publicity campaign to raise awareness of a voluntary welfare organization. Yan Wah was an awardee of the NTU College Scholarship throughout her undergraduate studies. She was also awarded the Dean’s list (AY2014/15 & AY2012/13) for her outstanding academic achievements.

During her free time, Yan Wah actively volunteers with environmental and social non-governmental organizations. She served on the Youth Organizing Committee for the 2018 Global Compact Network Singapore (GCNS) youth forum. Yan Wah also does ad-hoc volunteering with Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Limited and Manushya Foundation.

Publications

  • Ho, S.S., Looi, J., Leong, A.D., & Leung, Y.W. (in press). Explicating Factual and Subjective Science Knowledge: Knowledge as a Mediator of News Attention and Attitudes. Asian Journal of Communication.
  • Leung, Y.W., Tandoc, E., & Ho. S.S. (2017). Chapter 5: Environmental journalism and environmental sustainability in Southeast Asia. In P. Berglez, U. Olausson, & M. Ots (Eds.), What is sustainability journalism? Integrating the environmental, social, and economic challenges of journalism (pp. 75-92). New York, NY: Peter Lang.
  • Leung, Y.W.(2017, May). Generalizing the Comprehensive Action Determination Model: Self-identity as a Moderator of Consistent Proenvironmental Behaviors. Paper presented at The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, USA.
  • Rosenthal, S., & Leung, Y.W.(2016, August). Recycling intention promotes attitudinal and procedural information seeking. Paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Minneapolis, MN.

FORMER PHD ADVISEES

  • Andrew Yee Zi Han, PhD, Graduated 2019 (first job placement: Faculty Fellow, Singapore University of Science and Technology)
  • Edmund Lee, PhD, Graduated 2018 (first job placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, U.S.A.)
  • Agnes Chuah, PhD, Graduated 2018 (first job placement: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University)
  • Liang Chen, PhD, Graduated 2017 (first job placement: Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
  • Xiaodong Yang, PhD, Graduated 2017 (first job placement: Associate Professor, Shandong University, China)
  • Priyanka Dasgupta, PhD, Graduated 2017 (first job placement: Assistant Professor, Amity University, Dubai)

FORMER MASTER’S ADVISEES

  • Loo Jiemin, Master’s by Research, Graduated 2019
  • Leong Alisius Xue Li Deon, Master’s by Research, Graduated 2019
  • Kathryn Shannon Sim Yen Ping @ Sarah Abdullah Sim,
    Master’s in Mass Communication (with thesis), Graduated 2016
  • Liao Youqing, Master’s by Research, Graduated 2014
  • Peh Xiang Hong,Master’s by Research, Graduated 2013
  • Edmund Lee Wei Jian, Master’s by Research, Graduated 2013