Postgraduate Students Trained


  • Ph.D. Student Pei Xin (Passed QE) Thesis: Mobile phone use at the intersection: The case of rural-urban female migrant workers within China

  • Ph.D. Student Yvonne Loh (Passed QE) Thesis: ICTs for employability and empowerment: An analytical framework for addressing the digital divide in urban livelihoods

  • Ph.D. Student Sapphire Lin (Current) Thesis: The effect of mobile technology and communication on sedentary lifestyles of an aging population in Singapore

  • Ph.D. Student Nicola Kromer (Current; University of Erfurt Co-Supervisor) Thesis: Long-term effects of mHealth use in chronic disease self-management

  • Ph.D. Student Rajiv G. Aricat (Transferred, Graduated) Thesis: Impact of mobile phone on the acculturation of south Asian migrant workers in Singapore (Funded from $15K award from SIRCA grant PI Chib)

  • M.A. Communication Student Komathi A.L.E. (Graduated) Thesis: An ICT in education intervention to evaluate the impact of low-cost computers on the self-efficacy and literacy of primary school children in rural India (Funded from $15K award from SIRCA grant PI Chib)

  • M. Mass Communication Student Lin Daoyi (Graduated) Thesis: Empowerment or continued marginalisation? How transgenders use ICTs and are framed on the Internet

  • M. Mass Communication Student Swee Peng Foo (Graduated) Thesis: Singapore Residents’ Committees: Investigating factors influencing the credibility of leadership networks

  • M. Mass Communication Student May-Ann Lim (Graduated) Thesis: Stakeholder perspectives in ICT4health project implementation (Funded from World Vision International grant PI Chib)

Post-doctoral Supervisor


  • Caitlin Bentley (A.B.D. Royal Holloway University of London) SIRCA III grant

  • Elisa Oreglia (Ph.D. Berkeley University) WKWSCI Shaw Foundation Chair Fellowship

  • Qiaolei Jiang (Ph.D. Chinese University of Hong Kong) WKWSCI Post-doctoral Fellowship 2011

Visiting Doctoral Scholar Supervisor


  • Michelle van Velthoven; Imperial College London
  • Joe Phua; University of Southern California

Visiting Graduate Scholar Supervisor


  • Julie Rytter Danielsen; Roskilde University

International mentoring


  • Kanliang Wang; Xi’an JiaoTong University, China
  • Shefali Oja; Nyaya Health, Nepal
  • Paz Olivera; Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, Peru
  • Fareeha Sultan; Pakistan

Ph.D. Examiner


  • John Robert Bautista: Predictors and impact of nurses’ use of personal mobile phones at work: An empirical study in the Philippines.
  • Rita Zahara: Countering Terrorism with Communication.
  • Chi JianXing: Factors influencing new parent’s beliefs and decision making about childhood immunization: Exploring a comprehensive belief/attitude model in the new media context.

M. Mass Communication Examiner


  • Yeo Sulin: Adding value to organizations: An examination of the role of senior public relations practitioners in Singapore.
  • Han Teck Juan: Explaining traffic flow between thematic blogs.