Dr. Jingyuan “Jolie” Shi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interactive Media at the Hong Kong Baptist University. She joined the Hong Kong Baptist University in August, 2017 after receiving her Ph.D. in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Dr. Shi’s research interests converge at the intersection of persuasion, health communication, and communication technology. Her current research focuses on the effects of persuasive messages on health decision-making in mediated contexts and how communication technology can be used for well-being purposes. Her research offers implications for developing theory-driven communication strategies for online and offline contexts, and also covers significant public health and environmental issues, such as mental illness, cancer, and climate change.
Dr. Shi’s work has appeared in top-tier communication journals such as Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Health Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, and Environmental Communication. She won several international awards, including Promising Professor Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Top Paper Award from the International Communication Association (ICA), and Qi Hao Award for Young Scholars in New Media Research from the Tsinghua University in China. Recently, Dr. Shi has secured a research grant awarded by the Hong Kong government’s University Grants Committee for her research in digital media and youth.