Dr Timothy Fung

Dr Timothy Fung is an expert in communications with over 14 years of research and community outreach experience. His research focuses on the processes of how people seek, process, interpret, and react to messages about health, environment, science, and environment, as well as how media covers risky issues. He holds a PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.


Partnered with numerous organizations and communities, Dr Fung used the information gained from his research on narrative persuasion to aid various health organizations in creating effective persuasive messages using animation and micro-movies. In one of his projects, he collaborated with the Hong Kong Society of Transplantation to create an evidence-based animated story, "Say Your Wish Save a Life" to encourage family discussions about organ donation among young adults, which was later adopted by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government's Department of Health for organ donation promotion.

 

Dr Fung’s major research topics and works involve: 

Overview
Expertise

Expert in Risk Communication, Health Communication, Science Communication and. Environmental Communication.

Facts about the scholar
  • Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, HKBU
  • Programme Director, Organizational Communication Concentration, HKBU
  • Editorial Board Member, Environmental Communication
  • Vice Head-Elect, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication 
Awards and Achievements
  • Article of the Year Award, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (2020)
  • School/Faculty Performance Award in Scholarly Work, the President’s Award Scheme, HKBU (2019)
  • Top Faculty Paper Award, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (2018)
  • Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work, School of Communication, HKBU (2018)
  • Knowledge Transfer Award, Knowledge Transfer Committee, HKBU, (2017)
  • Top Three Faculty Paper Award, Communication Theory & Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (2015)

 


 

Research Grants

  • Principal investigator, Initiation Grant for Faculty Niche Research Areas, HKBU (2020: Awarded Amount: HK$898,900)
  • Principal investigator, Primary Care Office, Department of Health, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (2017: Awarded Amount: HK$450, 000)
  • Principal investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), University Grant Council (UGC), Hong Kong (2015: Awarded Amount: HK$144,570; 2020: Awarded Amount: HK$353,740)
  • Co-investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), University Grant Council (UGC), Hong Kong (2016: Awarded Amount: HK$568, 000)
Category
Art and Culture
Featured in
  • Journal of Health Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Science Communication
  • Energy Policy
  • Mass Communication & Society
  • International Journal of Public Opinion Research
Keywords

Art and Culture, Communication

Published on
Apr 9, 2021
Updated on
Apr 9, 2021
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