The CASMIDA research team is multidisciplinary with a diverse range of skills, expertise, and experience working with sexual violence survivors and marginalized individuals in society. Our team is deeply invested in enacting change from within university campuses in Singapore as well as creating a safe environment for our students. As researchers and educators, we hope to improve the well-being and lived experience of individuals affected by campus sexual misconduct.
Michelle H. S. Ho
Dr. Michelle Ho is an Assistant Professor of Feminist and Queer Cultural Studies at the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and on the Steering Committee of the Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster (GSRC). Coming from an interdisciplinary background, her work has explored gender and sexuality issues in the context of (East) Asia, including (mis)representations of women in the media and gender-based discrimination of transgender women, with a strong emphasis on feminist methodologies, (digital) ethnography, and critical discourse analysis.
She has nearly a decade of experience teaching feminist, gender, and sexuality issues in higher education, including but not limited to workplace sexual harassment and campus sexual misconduct.
Dr. Jungup Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work, NUS and a social work expert specialized in cyber bullying, violence, safety, and psychological well-being among adolescents and young adults in urban society. Related to this project, she has undertaken 1) online survey research on traditional bullying, cyberbullying and mental health outcomes among Singaporean university students, and 2) evaluation research on an intervention program, “Digital Mindset” for adolescents’ Internet addiction.
Dr. Bimlesh Wadhwa is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, NUS. Her expertise is in human-computer interaction design and software engineering practices. Her work relevant to this project is in: (i) gender in design, (ii) data visualization, and (iii) development and evaluation of smart phone apps for well-being.
Dr. Olivia Choy is a criminologist and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Her research focuses on the etiology of criminal and antisocial behavior, as well as interventions to reduce such behaviors in adults and in children. Specifically, she examines biological factors together with psychological and social environmental ones to gain a more complete understanding of criminal behavior. She has authored publications on crime, delinquency, aggression, antisocial personality disorder, conduct disorder, and psychopathy.
Edson C. Tandoc Jr.
Dr. Edson C. Tandoc Jr. is an Associate Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information and Director of the Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-cube) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His studies have focused on the impact of journalistic roles, new technologies, and audience feedback on the news gatekeeping process. He has also looked at how readers make sense of critical incidents in journalism and take part in reconsidering journalistic norms; and how changing news consumption patterns facilitate the spread of fake news.
Our Research Assistants
Angela Louise C. Rosario
Angela Louise C. Rosario is a PhD student in Cultural Studies in Asia at the Department of Communications and New Media (CNM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), with an academic background in communication and interdisciplinary studies focused on gender. Her current research explores the intersection of gender, technology, and cultural practices surrounding menstruation within the Asian context. As part of the NUS designated team, she will be contributing to CASMIDA’s efforts to address campus sexual misconduct in Singapore by providing research support such as data gathering, data organization, and transcription analysis.
Wi En (she/her) is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Communication and New Media at the National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (Hons) from the same university. Her research interest focuses on exploring the impact of media technology use on embodied experiences and how it shapes communication and daily interactions. Her current work seeks to examine the impact of virtual fashion in the metaverse and its influence on gendered presentations and experiences. With experience in participant recruitment, conducting and transcribing qualitative interviews, and social media management, she will contribute her skills to CASMIDA in various capacities.
Smriti is a Media and Communications graduate student at Wee Kim Wee School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and aims to pursue a career in academia. Her research interest lies in the research of computer mediated communication and human computer interaction. She is an experienced content writer and marketer. Smriti is skilled in communication and coding skills. She will be assisting in CASMIDA project for qualitative research on the NTU end.