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Mr Lee Wei Jian, Edmund



PhD Student (Communication Studies)

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information
Nanyang Technological University
31 Nanyang Link
Singapore 637718

Email: leew0124@e.ntu.edu.sg
Phone: (65) 67905772
Office: 05-01, WKWSCI

Research, Teaching & Professional Experience

Edmund earned both his M. A. and B.A. (Honours) in Communication Studies from the Nanyang Technological University. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in communication under the supervision of Dr. Shirley Ho and Dr May Lwin.

Edmund’s research focuses on the effects of new media on adolescents and children, as well as communication issues in the context of health, science and environment sustainability. He has conducted nationally representative public opinion surveys on health and science issues and is currently working with several secondary schools and junior colleges in Singapore to understand adolescents’ social media behavior.

Edmund has taught CS 2008 Fundamentals of Communication Research and was a guest lecturer for CS8030 Media in America. As part of his passion for advancing new education pedagogy, he is currently involved in transforming traditional lecture-style classes to team-based learning format. Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he taught in a local secondary school.

Publications

Journal

  • Lee, E. W. J., Ho, S. S. (2015). Staying abreast of breast cancer: Examining how communication and motivation relate to Singaporean women’s breast cancer knowledge. Asian Journal of Communication. doi:10.1080/01292986.2014.976580
  • Ho, S. S., Detenber, B. H., Sonny, R., & Lee, E. W. J. (2014). Seeking information about climate change: Attention to news media, objective knowledge and other antecedents in an extended PRISM. Science Communication, 36(3), 270-295. 10.1177/1075547013520238
  • Lee, E. W. J., Ho, S. S., Chow, J. K., Wu, Y. Y., & Yang, Z. X. (2013). Communication and knowledge as motivators: Understanding Singaporean women's perceived risks of breast cancer and intentions to engage in preventive measures. Journal of Risk Research, 16(7), 879-902. doi:10.1080/13669877.2012.761264

Conference Papers

  • Lee, E. W. J., & Ho, S. S. (2014, August). The perceived familiarity gap hypothesis: Examining how media attention and reflective integration relate to perceived familiarity of nanotechnology in Singapore. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ComSHER Division), Montreal, Canada.
  • Lee, E. W. J., Shin, M. C., & Kawaja, A., & Ho, S. S. (2014, August). The augmented cognitive mediation model: Examining antecedents of factual and structural breast cancer knowledge among Singaporean women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Communication Theory and Methodology Division), Montreal, Canada.
  • Lee, E. W. J. (2014, August). The spiral of media addiction in the age of social media. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Communication Theory and Methodology Division), Montreal, Canada.
  • Lwin, M. O., Lee, E. W. J., & Ho, S. S. (2014, June). The role of media exposure, attitude toward exercise and exercise belief on boys’ and girls’ intention to exercise. Paper presented at the Conference of Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Lugano, Switzerland.
  • Panchapakesan, C., Lwin, M. O., Vijaykumar, S., Ho, S. S., & Lee, E. W. J. (2014, June). Understanding beliefs, attitudes, intentions towards socially mediated civic engagement for infectious disease prevention in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Conference of Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Lugano, Switzerland.
  • Lee, E. W. J., & Ho, S. S. (2013, November). The knowledge gap hypothesis and perceived familiarity framework: Examining how attention to media and reflective integration influence knowledge and perceived familiarity of nanotechnology in Singapore. Paper presented at the 2013 Asian Symposium of Doctoral Students in Communication, Hong Kong.
  • Lee, E. W. J., & Ho, S. S. (2013, June). The effects of photographic and textual framing on public attitude and risk perception of controversial sciences: An eye-tracking approach. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Rosenthal, S., Lee, E. W. J., Ho, S. S. & Detenber, B. H. (2013, June). Perceptions of climate change in Singapore and the United States. Paper presented at the Conference on Communication and the Environment, Uppsala, Sweden.
  • Ho, S. S., Detenber, B. H., Sonny, R., & Lee, E. W. J. (2012, August). Seeking information about climate change: Attention to news media, objective knowledge and other antecedents in an augmented PRISM. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ComSHER Division), Chicago, IL.
  • Lee, E. W. J., Ho, S. S., Chow, J. K., Wu, Y. Y., & Yang, Z. X. (2012, July). Communication and Knowledge as Motivators: Understanding Singaporean women's perceived risks of breast cancer and intentions to engage in preventive measures. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference 2012, Durban, South Africa.

Book Chapters

  • Ho, S. S., Lee, W. J. (2014). Digital media and health. In T. L. Thompson (ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Communication (pp. 326–328). Sage Publications.
  • Ho, S. S., & Lee, E. W. J. (forthcoming). Singapore cancer society. In G. A. Colditz & J. G. Goldson (eds.), Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society, Second Edition. Sage Publications.

Non-Academic Publication

  • Digihealth Research Team (2014). Can Digital Technology be in the Frontline Battle for Obesity: A Multiplatform Assessment of the Role of Digital Technology in the Communication of Health Information and Health Education of Young Singaporeans. Singapore.