About me

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I am an Associate Professor at the School of Journalism & Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Concurrently, I am the Programme Director for the MSc in New Media and Director of the Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey (CCPOS). I also serve as Associate Editor for Social Science Computer Review and Telematics and Informatics, and I have published over 40 SSCI research articles.

Research interests

Influenced largely by my international background, work experiences, and reflections on my own personal identity, much of my research examines the uses and impact of communication technologies on individuals and society, focusing on the areas of news, collective action, political engagement and quality of life. My body of research is listed in the “Research” page and relates to my five key areas of interest:

  1. Digital technology use and political/civic engagement
  2. Digital news media and society
  3. Communication technology use and well-being
  4. Antecedents of collective action and protest
  5. Social identity, communication and intergroup relations

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