projects

1. research grants

  1. May 2021 - Apr 2022. Principal Investigator (PI). Digital Scholarship Grant (DSG), Hong Kong Baptist University Library. Sci-fi blockbusters’ representation of female cyborgs and its impacts on audiences’ perception of human-machine communication. [88,200 HKD]. On-going.

  2. Jan 2021 - Feb 2022. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR) from the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong Media’s Coverage of Political Polarization and its Effects on People’s Political Attitudes and Behaviors. [356,972 HKD]. On-going.

  3. Sep 2020 - Feb 2022. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). The General Research Fund (GRF) by the University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong SAR, Project#12602420. Why Fact-Checking Fails? Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Corrective Messages Countering Misinformation on Social Media: A Comparison of Hong Kong, the United States, and the Netherlands. [408,256 HKD]. On-going.

  4. May 2020 - Apr 2022. Role: Co-Investigator (Co-I). The Interdisciplinary Research Clusters Matching Scheme (IRCMS) by the University Research Clusters, Hong Kong Baptist University. Engaging the Audience with AI-powered News Chatbots: Developing and Evaluating a Critiquing-oriented Conversational Recommender System for Digital News. [937,500 HKD]. On-going.

  5. Sep 2019 - August 2021. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). The General Research Fund (GRF) by the University Grants Committee (UGC), Hong Kong SAR, Project#12609319. The Making and Unmaking of the Public Sphere: Outcomes of Political Disagreement, Expression Avoidance, and a Filtered Information Repertoire. [445,520 HKD]. On-going.

  6. May 2018 - May 2019. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Codes and Coders in the Newsrooms: New Technology Adoption and Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Hong Kong’s Local News Organizations. [44,100 HKD]. Completed.

  7. Jan 2017 - Jan 2018. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). Faculty Research Grant (FRG), Hong Kong Baptist University. Effects of Freedom Restoration, Language Variety, and Issue Type on Psychological Reactance: An Experimental Study of Health Promotion Messages in Hong Kong. [49,752 HKD]. Completed.

  8. Oct 2016 - Sep 2018. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). Start-up Grant for New Academics, Hong Kong Baptist University. The Social and Political Impacts of Digital Media on Public Expression. [100,000 HKD]. Completed.

  9. Jan 2012 - Feb 2013. Role: Principal Investigator (PI). Research Expense Grant for Doctoral Dissertation. Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong. Social Media Use, Political Attitudes, and Political Participation: A Comparison of Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. [15,000 HKD]. Completed.

2. research collaborators

I have collaborated with scholars from several universities, including Michigan State University (US), University of Groningen (the Netherlands), University of Oxford (UK), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Beijing Normal University, Sun Yat-sen University, and Southwestern University.

3. study & travel grants

  1. May 2019. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, for the 2019 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), DC, the US. [24,000 HKD]

  2. Mar 2018. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, for the 2018 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech. [19,200 HKD]

  3. Feb 2017. Staff Development Grant, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, for the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Diego, the US. [15,000 HKD]

  4. Mar 2016. Staff Development Activities Grant, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for the 2016 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan. [10,000 HKD]

  5. Jun 2013. Conference Travel Grant, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2013 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), London, England [12,000 HKD].

  6. May 2012. Conference Travel Grant, Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2012 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Phoenix, Arizona, the U.S. [12,000 HKD].

  7. Nov 2011. Research Activities Fund, Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies, City University of Hong Kong, for the 2011 Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (NCA), New Orleans, the U.S. [10,000 HKD].

  8. Sep 2009 - Aug 2013. University Grants Council (UGC) Scholarship, Hong Kong.