Projects per year
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 Quarterly, Mobile Media & Communication, Health Communication, and Journal of Health Communication. He serves on the editorial boards of Mobile Media & Communication, Personal Relationships, and Frontiers in Communication (as an associate editor of the health communication section).
- 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):
PhD, University of Cambridge
- 1 Similar Scholars
- 2 Finished
The Impact of Social Media on Political Engagement and Contentious Political Behaviors among Hong Kong Youths
1/01/16 → 30/06/18
Project: Research project
The Role of Social Networking Technologies in the Sexual Socialization of Gay Youths in Hong Kong and the Implications for HIV Prevention
1/01/14 → 30/06/15
Project: Research project
“Do you know how much I suffer?”: How young people negotiate the tellability of their mental health disruption in anonymous distress narratives on social mediaYEO, T. E. D., 10 Nov 2021, In: Health Communication. 36, 13, p. 1606-1615 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review9 Citations (Scopus)
Effects of Exposure to COVID-19 News and Information: A Meta-Analysis of Media Use and Uncertainty-Related Responses During the PandemicChu, T. H., Yeo, T. E. D. & Su, Y., 1 Mar 2022, In: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 99, 1, p. 89-112 24 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Citations (Scopus)57 Downloads (Pure)
How online patient-provider communication impacts quality of life: Examining the role of patient-centered care and health competenceLiu, P. L. & Yeo, T. E. D., 23 Feb 2023, In: Health Communication. 38, 3, p. 562-567 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review3 Citations (Scopus)
Challenges in Cancer Control Confronting the LGBT Population in China: Health Risks, Unique Barriers, and Unmet NeedsLiu, P. L. & Yeo, T. E. D., 22 Aug 2022, LGBT Populations and Cancer in the Global Context. Boehmer, U. & Dennert, G. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer Cham, p. 303-316 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Collaborative coping: Social media strategies of information sharing and knowledge management in online support group as a community of practiceXiao, F. & Yeo, T. E. D., Jul 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review