Singapore Internet Research Centre Directorship


Arul Chib is Director of The Singapore Internet Research Centre (SiRC), Chair of ICTD2015, and Programme Lead of the SIRCA programmes. Dr. Chib investigates the impact of mobile phones in healthcare (mHealth) and transnational migration issues, and is particularly interested in issues of marginalization.

(from left) Sue Helen, Sandy Pek, Assoc/P Arul Chib, Yvonne Lim, Caitlin Bentley and Asst/P Natalie Pang

Editorial Board Member


  • Annals of the International Communication Association ­2016 – Current; Board Member
  • Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 2017 – Current; Board Member
  • Mobile Media & Communication Journal 2012 – Current; Board Member
  • Retos ­2019 – Current; Advisory Board Member
  • Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries - Advisory Board Member; Senior Editor 2013-2016
  • Communication Yearbook Volume 37-39
  • Human Communication Research 2010-2012
  • International Journal of Game-Based Learning 2009-2014

Journal Reviewer


  • African Health Sciences 2013
  • AIDS Care (SSCI) 2013, 2017
  • Annals, Academy of Medicine, Singapore 2016
  • Asian Journal of Communication (SSCI) 2008 - 10
  • BMC Health Services Research 2020
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization (SSCI) 2011
  • Chinese Journal of Communication (SSCI) 2013
  • Communication Yearbook 2013 - 14
  • European Journal of Integrative Medicine 2014
  • Global Health Communication 2017
  • Health Promotion International (SSCI) 2011
  • Human Communication Research (SSCI) 2012
  • IC-IMPACTS Canada-India Research Centre of Research Excellence 2014
  • Information Systems Journal 2016
  • Information Technologies and International Development journal 2007 - 12
  • Information Technologies and People 2014-2015
  • International Journal of Communication 2017
  • International Journal of Cultural Studies 2019
  • International Journal of Game-Based Learning 2010 - 12
  • International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management 2010
  • International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology 2012
  • Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 2012 - 20
  • Journal of Communication Inquiry 2018
  • Journal of Health Communication 2011 – 18
  • Journal of Personalized Medicine 2015
  • Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research 2009
  • Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2015-2016
  • Knowledge Management & E-Learning 2011
  • Media Asia Journal 2010
  • Methods of Information in Medicine 2014
  • Michael Smith Foundation for Medical Research 2014
  • Mobile Media & Communication 2012 - 20
  • National Research Foundation Singapore 2015
  • New Media & Society 2010 - 20
  • Plaridel Journal of Philippines 2010
  • Singapore Millennium Foundation 2015
  • South African National Research Foundation 2015
  • Telecommunications Policy 2014
  • Telematics and Informatics 2014

International Service Collaboration and Volunteer Service


2015             Population Services International, Papua New Guinea

2015             Chennai Flood Victim donation drive at WKWSCI

2010-12     Udaan educational NGO, India

2011-12     Text-to-Change NGO, Uganda

2010-11     AIDHA NGO for migrant workers, Singapore

2009             Nyaya Health, Nepal

2006-08     World Vision International, Seattle

2005-08     World Vision Asia Tsunami Relief, Singapore

2004             Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsible, Peru