Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Chinese Name



Dr. Yuner ZHU is a Research Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. She graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China and received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong. Before joining HKBU, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Public Policy in the City University of Hong Kong for two years.

Dr. ZHU’s work has appeared in prestigious academic journals such as Journal of Communication, Political Communication, New Media & SocietyDigital Journalism, and Journal of Risk Research.

Research Interests

Dr. Zhu's research interests include political communication, information governance, mass surveillance, and digital technology. She applies computational and experimental methods to investigate large-scale observational data to understand how the general public perceives and reacts to political events through their use of digital communication technologies.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, The Evolution of Opinions: Opinion diversity, dynamics, and social control, The University of Hong Kong

1 Sept 201617 Feb 2021

Award Date: 1 Dec 2021

Master, News and the Social Construction of Nationalism: A Study of Frames Network in the News Reports of Mainland Marriage Immigrants in Taiwan (2005 - 2014), National Chengchi University

1 Sept 201330 Jun 2016

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

Bachelor, University of Science and Technology of China

1 Sept 200931 Aug 2013

Award Date: 31 Aug 2013


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Computational Social Sciences
  • Public Opinions
  • Digital Media
  • Surveillance
  • Political Polarization and Radicalization


Dive into the research topics where Yuner ZHU is active. Topic labels come from the works of this scholar.
  • 1 Similar Scholars