My name is Jason and I am a Research Fellow based at the Centre for Social Media Innovations for Communities at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. My work is focused on medication adherence among chronic patients and also investigating the patient care through the constructs of Alert, Care and Education. We are working with various partners around the world in the UK, Malaysia and Singapore. The next phase of work involves research and understanding how the use of Internet of Things may help with overall improvement of healthcare services.  

I graduated with a PhD in Education from the National Institute of Education in NTU in the field of Learning Sciences. My education background comes from an interdisciplinary field of Computer Science and Education where I have worked with High School children on designing an Earth Science computer game through an informant based design approach. 

However, my personal research centers around the use of social media especially in the field of intercultural communication. I completed my dissertation examining the use of Facebook by participants on an intercultural exchange program and examined the creation of narratives through status updates. I have a strong passion on intercultural communication especially exchange programs as I was a former exchange student to Australia. I am currently working with AFS Intercultural Programs to design an assessment project through a learner centered approach to understand the impact of exchange programs.

Please feel free to go through my publications and if you have any questions on my work, do not hesitate to contact me.    

  • PhD in Education (Learning Sciences), 2013 
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • MSc in Information Technology, 2006
    Malaysia University of Science and Technology    
  • B IT in Multimedia Systems, 2004 
    Multimedia University, Malaysia

  • Certified Cultural Detective Facilitator