Dr. May O. Lwin
President's Chair Professor of Communication Studies at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
May Lwin also serves as Joint Professor in the NTU LKC School of Medicine, advisor to the NTU-University Scholars Programme and has just completed her term as an honorary Asia Scholar Professor at the University of Melbourne. She specializes in strategic and health communication. She has authored several books, book chapters and published in leading journals like Journal of Communication, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Computers in Human Behaviour and Journal of Adolescence. Amongst the awards she has received are Public Administration Medal Silver Award from the President of Singapore, Ogilvy Foundation Award for Academic Leadership and the 2019 Outstanding Applied Communication Scholar Award by the International Communication Association (ICA).
May specializes in strategic communication and health communication. Her current research projects involve the utilization, design and assessment of digitally mediated health communication systems and social media to improve public health. Her research on technology use in promoting physical activity and nutrition education amongst children are being piloted in many schools, while her work on mobile media use for infectious diseases has been piloted in hospitals in Singapore and regional countries such as Sri Lanka. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, books and book chapters, many of which have received awards. May is also an expert on cyber safety, parental mediation and privacy issues regarding children’s use of technology. May has won several research grants from organizations like Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, the Skoll Foundation, the Tides Foundation and the Media Development Authority.