Top paper with my graduate students @ AEJMC2019

Really pleased to receive two more top paper awards. This time at AEJMC 2019 in Toronto Canada for the paper “Mediation analysis in communication science: Examining the study of indirect effects in communication journals between 1996-2017”, which won Top Faculty Paper and Top Methods paper. Much credit also goes to my co-authors and graduate students under my supervision: Panfeng Hu (PhD) and Macau Mak (MPhil).
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Top paper award at ICA 2019

Really pleased to receive the Top Paper Award from the Intergroup Communication Interest Group at ICA 2019 Washington. The research was funded by a C-Grant from the Centre for Chinese Media and Comparative Communication Research, and it was my first research examining the effects of music on media perception.

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Getting a poster ready for ICA 2017

Has been a while since my last conference poster. The next one in May 2017 gives me the chance to brush up on my Adobe InDesign skills! I have been known to take my posters quite seriously. After all, the poster not only presents my research to others, but also represents the brand of my School and university.  The least I could do is design a professional looking (though admittedly not aesthetically exciting) poster!

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First output from international collaboration

Very pleased to have my first output from a truly international collaborative effort accepted for the upcoming ICA 2017 conference in San Diego, with fellow researchers in the US and Germany: Self-construal, cultural values and everyday life with a smartphone: Intercultural differences in being permanently online and connected.

I also learned something new about APA Style. For referencing papers with eight or more authors one should list the “first six authors’ names, then insert three dots and add the last author’s name”. I am author number 7 out of 9. So I guess I will simply be known as “” if the paper ever gets cited.

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Poster sessions

Of the total 10 ICA/AEJMC conference papers I have presented so far, 4 of them have been in the form of “poster sessions” – a 40% rate! Here are a couple …

AEJMC 2011
AEJMC 2011 in St Louis, USA


ICA  2010 in Singapore
ICA 2010 in Singapore


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