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 Graduate Division Head for the School as well as the Director of the Centre for Communication and Public Opinion Survey (CCPOS). I also serve as Associate Editor for Political Communication and Telematics and Informatics, and editorial board member for eight journals. My work has appeared in 55+ SSCI journals. Since 2020, I have been listed yearly among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists (yearly) according to metrics published by Stanford University.

Research interests

I am interested in the uses and impact of media and communication technologies on individuals and society, focusing on the areas of news, collective action, democratic engagement and well-being. My body of research is listed in the “Research” page and relates to my main areas of interest below:

  1. Digital media, news, and politics
  2. Communication technologies and well-being
  3. Social identity and communication
  4. Cross-national comparative communication research