Research Student


Shelly Malik

Shelly Malik is a PhD student at Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). Her research interests include communicating health and well-being, motivating health behaviors, health promotion, children and families. Her co-authored papers can be found in international refereed publications, such as Journal of Health Communication, Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Health Education Journal, Mobile Media & Communication, and Asian Journal of Communication. She has many years of research experience, in academia as well as in market research. Currently, she is a teaching assistant for HD0102 Making Sense of Big Data (AY 2019-2020).


Selected Journal Articles

  • Lwin, M. O., Malik, S., Kang, V. B. T., & Chen, G. P. (2018). Disparities in the Impact of Community Hypertension Education Programme across Age, Gender, Race and Housing Type. Health Education Journal. doi: 10.1177/0017896918760950
  • Lwin, M., Malik, S., Ridwan, H., & Au, C. (2017). Media exposure and parental mediation on fast-food consumption among children in metropolitan and suburban Indonesia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(5), 899-905.
  • Lwin, M. O., & Malik, S. (2014). Can exergames impart health messages? Game play, framing, and drivers of physical activity among children. Journal of Health Communication, 19(2), 136-151.
  • Lwin, M. O., Malik, S., Chua, T. S., Chee, T. S., & Tan, Y. S. (2014). Intergenerational transfer of blood pressure knowledge and screening: a school-based hypertension awareness program in Singapore. Global Health Promotion, 1757975914555730. doi: 10.1177/1757975914555730
  • Chib, A., Malik, S., Aricat, R. G., & Kadir, S. Z. (2014). Migrant mothering and mobile phones: Negotiations of transnational identity. Mobile Media & Communication, 2(1), 73-93.
  • Lwin, M. O., & Malik, S. (2012). The efficacy of exergames-incorporated physical education lessons in influencing drivers of physical activity: A comparison of children and pre-adolescents. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 13(6), 756-760.
  • Ho, S. S., Detenber, B. H., Malik, S., & Neo, R. L. (2012). The roles of value predispositions, communication, and third person perception on public support for censorship of films with homosexual content. Asian Journal of Communication, 22(1), 78-97.

Selected Conference Papers

  • Malik, S., Lwin, M., Ridwan, H., & Au, C. (2019). Mitigating unhealthy food consumption: The effect of parental mediation on Indonesian children’s snack and “Western” fast food consumption. Paper presented at the Asian Congress of Nutrition, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Lwin, M. O., Malik, S., & Lau, J. (2018). Understanding the moderating role of food availability within the theory of planned behavior in influencing children’s and youth’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Paper presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting 2018, Hong Kong, China.
  • Malik, S., & Lwin, M. O. (2014). An examination of sociocultural factors in the development of body dissatisfaction among Indonesian male and female young adults. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences 2014, Osaka, Japan.