Stephanie Jean Tsang

Stephanie received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is now a Research Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her areas of research include the psychology and biology of media audiences, in particular the impact of emotions on information processing and attitude formation. She also examines the new media and how individuals form perceptions of public opinion.

Graduate Students

73F15DF8-90B7-4332-8C61-CAC3839B0E60Hanxiao Kong
Hanxiao is currently a PhD student at HKBU, she also got her master degree from HKBU. Her undergraduate and postgraduate majors are both in communication studies. During her undergraduate studies, she took part in the National Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project of the Year 2015. Her research interests are health communication, big data analysis and social media. Besides, she also used to work in several institutions such as Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tencent.


9A194E77-2A00-4492-890E-0381B1ABB98FMengyu Li
Mengyu is an MPhil student in Communication Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her major research focuses on the social and cognitive psychology of ICTs, social network analysis as well as feminist media studies. She holds a Master degree in Global Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as a B.A. degree in Communication and a B.B.A. degree in Management from the Renmin University of China.



Wenshu Li
Wenshu is currently a PhD student in Communication Studies at HKBU. She worked for a public relations company after obtaining her Master’s degree in College of Communication in Shenzhen University and holding a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. After that, she served for a local daily newspaper, Daily Sunshine, as a journalist in Shenzhen more than 3 years. Besides, she used to be a journalists in Taiwan (駐台記者) in Sunshine Daily. Her research interests focuses on media effect, fake news spreading and gender study. She has published papers in Chinese Journals like Journalism and Communication and Journal of Practical Journalism, co-authored with her supervisor Professor Xiao Gu, which won the Article of the Year Award in 2011.

Mistura Adebusola Salaudeen
Mistura is currently running her PhD programme at the Department of Journalism, School of Communication in Hong Kong Baptist University. She obtained her Masters Degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and her Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Adekunle Ajasin University, Nigeria. She has five years of experience in Journalism during which worked as a reporter at two Nigerian television stations and served as an Editor/Content Producer at CEOAfrica – an online media firm. She also has four years of experience in Education during which she taught English Language at a High School and served as the Head of English Language Department. Her desire to expunge illiteracy from her country prompted her to volunteer as a facilitator at the Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education. Above all, Mistura has a keen interest in academics and research with two years of research experience. Her research interests include; Credibility Studies, Perception Studies, Citizen Journalism, Mainstream Journalism and New Media. She is a member of International Management Professionals.

Cross Jiayuan Wen
Cross is currently a MPhil student in the School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University. She got her Bachelor Degree in Communication Studies from Shenzhen University. Before joining the School of Communication, she spent a year in the Department of Religion and Philosophy in HKBU. Her research interests are the affective and cognitive implications of new media technology, especially immersive virtual reality. Furthermore, she wants to test whether virtual reality can be applied to improve pro-social behavior as well as to treat mental health issues.

Miao Xu
Miao, a PhD student at HKBU, graduated from the Journalism School in Communication University of China. Her undergraduate and postgraduate majors are both Journalism. Her research interests are political communication, online interactive behaviors and ideological critique. She has published papers in Chinese Journals such as Strategies of the Internet Transformation of the Popular Periodicals in Foreign Countries, Interactive Characteristics and Problems Analysis of News Live Streaming, American Superhero Identity Construction and Political Connotation, and Internet Transformation Strategies for the Popular Periodicals in Foreign Countries.