Dr Tania Lim
PhD (Queensland University of Technology); MSc (London School of Economics); BSocSc (National University of Singapore)

Lecturer in Communications

About me

I am a Communications Scholar and Lecturer at the School of Arts, of Murdoch University – with the Singapore Office. Currently, I am also Faculty supervisor of the Murdoch Singapore-Institute of Public Relations Singapore Student Chapter, and a member of the Singapore Academic Board at Murdoch University.

I am passionate about collaborative work, teaching and inspiring others. A firm believer in lifelong learning, cross-disciplinary education, and innovative research projects, some organisations I recently worked collaboratively include Google Singapore, Singapore Federation of Chinese Clans Association, Crescent Ratings, and other local and Australian schools and universities.

I continue to engage in studying the transformation of the Asian region’s diverse media industries, having worked in Singapore’s media sector for over 14 years. Previously, while at the Media Development Authority of Singapore, I was seconded to the Industry Division with the previous Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) from 2008-2010, and prior to that I was with the Singapore Broadcasting Authority. My work spanned areas covering industry development, public service broadcasting, international co-productions, market policy, international relations, ASEAN relations, and marketing communications. Having worked with the public sector, industry and also having lived in many different countries, I’m keenly interested in social, cultural, technological and economic developments, related to global, Asian and new media, cultural and media policy, strategic communications, arts, design thinking, creative industries, and media literacy.

Teaching area

Communications Research

Media Audiences, Users and Participants

Cultural and Media Policy, Media Governance

Globalisation and New Media, Communicating Global Issues

Screen text, Film and Television studies

Web Strategy (Public Relations)

 

Research areas

My research areas are in: media and cultural policy, media governance, industry development on Asian media industries, new and social media, international co-productions and globalisation, youth and media consumption, social communication, cyber wellness and media literacy.

Current projects

  • Willing collaborators: a Singapore perspective on international co-productions (partner investigator)
  • Preliminary research on online media consumption and skills development amongst Singapore youth.
  • Media regulations and media convergence in Southeast Asia.
  • Public service broadcasting, business models and policy studies
  • Social Media Uses and Gratification of Youths in Asia
  • Film and Television Tourism
  • Mulsim Millenials on Cyberspace.

Awards and grants

2002-2006 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship award

1993-1994 National University of Singapore – Dean’s List

Events and speaking engagements

14 September 2018, paper on “Digital Ummah and Muslim Millennials in Singapore and Malaysia” in 2018 Internet and New Media in Singapore Research Workshop, co-organised by School of Arts, Murdoch University and Murdoch Singapore Office, supported by Asia Research Centre, forthcoming.

23 August 2018, Presentation on paper “Managing Digital Distractions in the Classroom: A Meta-review”, 2018 Applied Teaching and Learning Symposium, jointly organised by Murdoch Singapore Office and Kaplan Singapore.

10 August 2017, Guest Lecture on “Media governance – a Singapore perspective”, CMS305, School of Arts, Murdoch University, Perth campus.

3 August 2017, Discussant for “Cyberwellness in Action”, at Singapore Forum on Cyberworlds in Asia Pacific 2017, co-organised by Murdoch Singapore & Murdoch University, supported by Google Singapore.

7 May 2017, Talk at Singapore Federation of Chinese Clan Associations (SFCCA) Youth Networking 2017 on “Social Media and Youths in Singapore”.

14 November 2016, “New Digital Realities and Old PSB Models” presentation on Public Access and Participation Panel, Challenging Media Landscapes 2016 Conference, Salford University, Media City, Manchester, United Kingdom. (http://salfordmediafestival.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SIMF_Academic-Conference-brochure_2016-WEB.pdf)

15 July 2016, co-organiser for Singapore Media Forum 2016: Living in the 21st Century – Media Education and Cyberwellness, held at UniSIM Singapore campus, jointly organised by Murdoch University, UniSIM and NTU.

8 June 2016,  ”Becoming Chinese: Transforming East Asian Media Co-productions”, at Pre-ICA Conference on Willing Collaborators: The Rise of China, and Changing Networks of Asian Media Production, Tokyo University of Arts, Japan.

1 December 2015, “Singapore TV and film collaborations in globalized media era: audience making strategies for new media platforms” on Willing Collaborators Panel, Chinese-Australian Culture Plus Conference 2015, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia  (http://ccat-lab.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Culture-Plus_Program_FINAL_Web.pdf)

8 July 2015, “Fostering Pan-Southeast Asian Media Co-productions: Past, Present & Future Sg-Made Films and TV Pan-Asian productions”, 9th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Adelaide, Australia.

2 October 2014, “A Singapore perspective on Willing Collaborations within East Asian TV industries”, International Communication Association Regional Conference, QUT, Brisbane, Australia. 

2003-2004  Public Talks on Singapore’s Media Classification  at various JCs, Universities and Polytechnics

Professional and community service

  • 2016 (ongoing) – member of Murdoch University’s Singapore Academic Board
  • 2016-2017 – Panel judge for MADCamp (PRO307 Campaign Management Event)
  • 2015 (ongoing) – Faculty Supervisor for Murdoch Singapore-Institute of Public Relations Singapore Student Chapter

 

 

Doctoral and masters supervisions

Howard Lee (2017-) “Efficacy of Media Governance” [co-supervisor]

Publications