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(a) communication aspects of psychological wellbeing and/or sexuality; (b) impacts of digital technologies on intimacy (e.g., mobile dating apps) and/or health (e.g., social fitness); and (c) emerging communication phenomena vis-à-vis social media or technology (including digital, biomedical, and other innovations).

20052022

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Chinese Name

楊天逸

Biography

Dominic Yeo (pronounced “Yo”) is a tenured associate professor at the Department of Communication Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. Born and raised in Singapore, he graduated with a PhD in social psychology from University of Cambridge and a first class honours bachelor’s degree in communication from National University of Singapore.

Dr. Yeo’s research primarily examines communication practices and sociocultural phenomena around sexuality, health, and technology, particularly among sexual minorities and youth. The overarching concern of his scholarship is how social actors negotiate emergent and problematised ideas and practices. He was awarded two competitive research grants from Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council (RGC), under the General Research Fund (GRF) and Early Career Scheme (ECS) respectively, to investigate young people’s use of social media (mobile apps & social network sites) and the implications for their wellbeing. His work has been published in flagship communication journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyMobile Media & CommunicationHealth Communication, and Journal of Health Communication. He serves on the editorial boards of Mobile Media & CommunicationPersonal Relationships, and Frontiers in Communication (as an associate editor of the health communication section).

Research Interests

  • Social media use, encompassing social network sites, mobile apps, and user-generated content
  • Impacts of information communication technologies on intimacy and wellbeing
  • Digitally mediated self-disclosure and supportive communication
  • Health and self-care among gender and sexual minorities
  • Diffusion of innovation, particularly artificial intelligence, digital, and biomedical ones

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

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