Faculty & Staff

Timothy K. F. Fung

Assistant Professor

(BSocSc, MPhil HKBU, PhD UW-Madison)

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison, U.S.A.
    Major: Mass Communications
    Minor: Psychology
  • M.Phil, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
    Major: Communication
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) in Communication
    First Class Honors
    Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Research Interests

Risk Communication, Health Communication, and Political Communication

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Top Three Faculty Papers (with Robert Griffin and Sharon Dunwoody), Communication Theory & Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • 2015 HKBU Knowledge Transfer 2015 Finalist. Knowledge Transfer Office, HKBU
  • 2010 Helen Firstbrook Franklin Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 2010 Research Grant for Dissertation Research School of Journalism & Mass Communications, UW-Madison
  • 2009, 2010 Vilas Travel Grant Competition Graduate School, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • 2009 Top Student Paper (Second Place), (with Elliott Hillback), Risk Communication Specialty Group, Society for Risk Analysis
  • 2009 Travel Award Risk Communication Division, Annual Conference of Society for Risk Analysis
  • 2009 Eason Award for the Best Student Paper (with Elliott Hillback), Science Communication Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • 2009 Top Student Paper (with Emily Vraga and Kjerstin Thorson), Communication Theory & Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
  • 2001 Sir Edward Youde Memorial Research Fellowship, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Foundation, Hong Kong
  • 2000 Outstanding Research Award, Chinese Communication Society

Academic Appointments

  • 2011-Present   Assistant Professor,
    Department of Communication Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University

Professional Experience

2001-02 Public Relations Account Executive, Central Communications Consultancy, Hong Kong

Research Grants

  • 2016 Co-investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), University Grant Council (UGC), Hong Kong
  • 2015 Principal investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), University Grant Council (UGC), Hong Kong
  • 2015 Principal investigator, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Seed Fund Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2015 Principal investigator, Faculty Research Grant II, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2014 Principal investigator, Faculty Research Grant II, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2013 Co-investigator, Knowledge Transfer Partnership Seed Fund Knowledge Transfer Office, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2013 Principal investigator, Seed Fund for Research Projects Department of Communication Studies, HKBU
  • 2012 Principal investigator, Faculty Research Grant II, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • 2011 Principal investigator, Faculty Research Grant II, Hong Kong Baptist University

Publications

Refereed Journal Articles
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Ng, Y. L., Lam, M. F., & Lee, Kelvin, K. W. (In press). Psychosocial factors predict nonadherence to PD treatment: A Hong Kong survey. Peritoneal Dialysis International. doi:/10.3747/pdi.2016.00094
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Lee, Kelvin, K. W., & Lam M. F. (2016). A formative research as the groundwork for designing evidence-based adherence promotion campaigns for patients on peritoneal dialysis. Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 9(2), 98-108.
  • Chan, K., Siu, J., & Fung, Timothy K. F. (2016). Perception of acupuncture among users and non-users: A qualitative study. Health Marketing Quarterly, 33(1), 78-93.
  • Chan, K., Tsang, L., & Fung, Timothy K. F. (2015). Consumers’ attitudes toward acupuncture: A quantitative study. Submitted to International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 9(2), 158-174.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Choi, D. H., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. (2014). Public opinion about biofuels: The interplay between party identification and risk/benefit perception. Energy Policy, 73, 344-355.
  • Edgerly, S., Vraga, E., Dalrymple, K., Macafee, T., Fung, Timothy K. F. (2013). Directing the dialogue: The relationship between YouTube videos and the comments they spur. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 10(3), 276-292.
  • Namkoong, N., Fung, Timothy K. F., Scheufele, D. (2012). Politics of emotion: News media attention, emotional responses, and participation during the 2004 U.S. presidential election. Mass Communication & Society, 15(1), 25-45.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Namkoong, N., & Brossard, D. (2011). Media, social proximity and risk: A comparative analysis of newspapers coverage of avian flu in Hong Kong and in the United States. Journal of Health Communication, 16(8), 889-907. .
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Brossard, D., Ng, Isabella. (2011). There is water everywhere: How news framing amplifies the effect of ecological worldviews on preference for flooding protection policy. Mass Communication & Society. 14(5), 553-577.
  • Ekdale, B., Namkoong, K.,& Fung, Timothy K. F., Perlmutter, D. (2010).Why Blog? (Then and Now): Exploring the Motivations for Blogging by Popular American Political Bloggers.New Media & Society, 12(2), 217-234.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. (2008). Banking with a personalized touch: Examining the impact of website customization on commitment. Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 9(4), 296-390.
  • Sheer, V. & Fung, Timothy K. F.(2007). Can email communication enhance professor-student relationship and the evaluation of a professor? Some empirical evidence. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 37(3), 289-306.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. (2005). Learning to be an informed citizen: comparing the impact of traditional media and the Internet on students’ public affairs knowledge. Educational Research Journal, 20(2), 245-263. (In Chinese)
Book Chapters
  • Zhao, X S. & Fung, Timothy K. F. (2014). Review of political communication. In J Hong. (Eds) Current trends in Communication Research. Beijing: Tsinghua University Press. [In Chinese]
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., & Scheufele, D. (2013). Social norms, spiral of silence, and framing effect: How social norms influence the way we respond to opinion disagreement and mediated messages? In W. Donsbach, C. Salmon, Y. Tsfati. (Eds) The impact of the spiral of silence theory: New perspectives on communication and public opinion. Taylor & Francis: London.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Vraga, E., & Thorson, K. (2010). When Bloggers Attack: Examining the Effect of Negative Citizen-Initiated Campaigning in the 2008 Presidential Election. In L. L. Kaid & J. A. Hendricks (Eds.).Techno-Politics and Presidential Campaigning: New Technologies, New Voices, New Voters, 83-101. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Research Report, Professional Magazine, Contract Research

  • Fung, Timothy K. F. (February 2014). Science versus the public: Using the case of Pneumococcal infection to discuss how to strengthen public health policy making', Media Digest, Radio Television Hong Kong, 14-15.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. (July 2004). Content Analysis on July 1 Demonstration of Hong Kong Chinese Newspapers. Radio Television Hong Kong
  • Tsang, K. Y., Chiu, C. H., Fung, Timothy K. F. (2003). Report on Hong Kong Students’ Leisure Time 2002. Hong Kong Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union & Graduate Association of College of Education, 2003.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. (2003). Media is not merely a channel. Media Digest (November) 2-4. Hong Kong: Radio Television Hong Kong. (In Chinese)

Conference Papers & Presentation

  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Ng, Isabella, Lam, M. F., & Lee, K. W. K., Deciding to discuss organ donation with parents: An in-depth interview study with Chinese young adults. Paper presented at the 26th International Congress of the Transplantation Society, Hong Kong, August 18-23, 2016.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Griffin, R., & Dunwoody, S. Testing Links Among Uncertainty, Affect and Attitude Toward a Health Behavior in a Risky Setting. Paper presented at the annual conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Francisco, CA., August 6-9, 2015. Top Three Faculty Papers
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Lee, K. K. W., & Lam M. F. An Exploration of Sociopsychological Factors Associated With Suboptimal Adherence to Therapeutic Regimens Among Patients on Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis. Paper presented at the annual conference of International Communication Association, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 21-25 May, 2015.
  • Chan, K., Siu, J., Dong, D., Fung, T., and Tsang, L. Public perception of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in HK: A multi-approach research program, Macau University, April 22, 2015
  • Chan, K., Siu, J., Dong, D., Fung, T., and Tsang, L. Public perception of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in HK: A multi-approach research program, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, March 11, 2015.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Choi, D. H., Scheufele, D. A., & Shaw, B. Public opinion about biofuels: The interplay between party identification and risk/benefit perception. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, USA, May 22-28, 2014.
  • Chan, K., Tsang, L., & Fung, Timothy K. F. Consumers’ attitudes toward acupuncture: A quantitative study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Research in Advertising (ICORIA), Amsterdam, the Netherland, June 26-28, 2014.
  • Chan, K., Siu, J., & Fung, Timothy K. F. Perception of acupuncture among users and non-users: A qualitative study. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies, Vladivostok, Russia, October, 2013.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. & Scheufele, D. A. Availability, cultural values and value-framing: Exploring how framing effects vary across cultures. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of AEJMC, Chicago, IL, August, 2012.
  • Kim, S. J., Fung, Timothy K. F., Brossard, D. Potential for cancer care or health threats producer?: Interaction effects of news frame and information processing style on further information seeking about nanotechnology. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of AEJMC, St. Louis, MO, August, 2011.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. Akin, H., & Ryan, B. The window to the United States: Examining the effects of media exposure on Sino-American relations among the Chinese public. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL, November 2010
  • Edgerly, S., Vraga, E., Fung, Timothy K. F., Kdalrymple, K. &Macafee, T. Directing the dialogue: The relationship between Youtube videos and the comments they spur. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of AEJMC, Denver, Colorado, August, 2010.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. & Hillback, E. Psychological Reactance and News Coverage of Health Risks: Examining the Moderating Role of Personality Traits on Perceived Threat and Freedom Restoration. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Society of Risk Analysis. Maryland, December, 2009.Top student paper (2nd place)
  • Edgerly, S., Vraga, E., Fung, Timothy K. F., Moon, T. J., Veenstra, A., &Yoo, W. H. Youtube as a public sphere: The proposition 8 debate. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Milwaukee, WI, October, 2009.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F. & Hillback, E. Health risk as a threat to freedom: Exploring the role of psychological reactance in reactions to West Nile Virus news coverage. Paper presented at Science Communication Interest Group, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Boston, Aug. 2009. Eason Award for the Best Student Paper
  • Vraga, E., Thorson, K., Fung, Timothy K. F., & Meyer, H. Emotions vs. cognitions?Testing competing models of response to a media message in predicting participation.Paper presented at Communication Theory & Methodology Division, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Boston, Aug. 2009. Top student paper (2nd place)
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Vraga, E., Thorson, K., & Meyer, H. When bloggers attack: Examining the effect of negative citizen-initiated campaigning in 2008 presidential election. Paper presented at Mass Communication & Society Division, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Boston, Aug. 2009.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Brossard, D., & Ng, I. There Is Water Everywhere: How News Framing Amplified the Effect of Ecological Worldviews on Preference for Flooding Protection Policy. Paper presented at Mass Communication Division, the International Communication Association, Chicago, May, 2009.
  • Namkoong, K., Thorson, K., Fung, Timothy K. F.,& Bora, P. Uncivil Engagement: Linking Incivility to Political Participation Through Negative Emotions. Paper presented at Political Communication Division, the International Communication Association, Chicago, May, 2009.
  • Namkoong, K., Heo, K., Kim, S., Fung, Timothy K. F., & Gunther, A. Testing a Projection Explanation for Exemplar Effects. Paper presented at Mass Communication Division, the International Communication Association, Chicago, May, 2009.
  • Fung, Timothy K. F., Namkoong, N., & Brossard, D. Social Proximity and Risk: A Comparative Analysis of Media Coverage of Avian Flu in Hong Kong and in the United States. Paper presented at Science Communication Division, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, Aug. 2008.
  • Namkoong, K., Fung, Timothy K. F. & Scheufele, D.The Politics of Emotion: Voter emotions, news media use and participation. Paper presented at Communication Theory and Methodology Division, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, Aug. 2008.
  • Thorson, K., Fung, Timothy, K. F., & Vraga, E. How you feel makes you what you are: Partisan reactions to political incivility online. Paper presented at Communication Theory and Methodology Division, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, Aug. 2008.
  • Ekdale, B., Namkoong, K., Fung, Timothy K. F. Hussain, M., Arora, M. &Perlmutter, D. From Expression to Influence: Understanding the Change in Blogger Motivations over the Blogspan. Paper presented at Communication Technology Division, the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2007.
  • Sheer, V. & Fung, Timothy, K. F. Can email communication enhance professor-student relationship and the evaluation of a professor? Some empirical evidence. Paper presented at Human Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, May, 2007.

Contact

Address

Department of Communication Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
5 Hereford Road,
Communication and Visual Arts Building,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
HONG KONG

Tel

+852 3411 7381

Fax

+852 3411 7890

Email

tfung@hkbu.edu.hk