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Dymples Leong is an Associate Research Fellow with the Centre of Excellence for National Security (CENS) at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research focuses on social media, strategic communications, behavioural insights and policymaking. Her commentaries have been published in various media outlets including Channel NewsAsia, The Straits Times, TODAY, The Diplomat, and East Asia Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing and Management from the University of Newcastle Australia.
Areas of Expertise
- Behavioural insights and policy
- Influence of social media and technology
- Strategic Communications
Countermeasures Against Foreign Interference
17 April, 2020
Cases of Foreign Interference in Asia
26 March, 2020
Securing Elections and Beyond - Lessons from Canada's 2019 Federal Election
25 March, 2020
Countering Fake News: A Survey of Recent Global Initiatives
07 March, 2018
Artificial Intelligence: Sustaining Singapore’s AI Ambitions
24 November, 2020
Global Health Security: COVID-19 and Its Impacts - ‘Infodemic’: More Than a Public Health Crisis
17 June, 2020
Global Health Security - COVID-19: What Changes – and What Doesn’t
17 April, 2020
CO16266 | Targeted Advertising for CVE: Google Steps In
28 October, 2016
CO16168 | Real-time Video Streaming and its Security Concerns
05 July, 2016
CO15256 | Telegram and IS: A Potential Security Threat?
25 November, 2015
CO15136 | Why ISIS Appeals to Muslim Women in Western Countries: Need for Counter Message
10 June, 2015
RSIS Webinar Series on "DRUMS: Distortions, Rumours, Untruths, Misinformation & Smears"
08 April, 2021
Countering Extremism: Now What?
17 December, 2018
Commemorative / Event Reports
- Yang Hui, Jennifer and Dymples Leong. "The Era of Ubiquitous Listening: Living in a World of Speech-Activated Devices.", August 18, 2017, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 17-21. Accessed 14 December 2017 https://ssrn.com/abstract=3021623.
Chapters in Edited Books
- “The Role of Social Media During a Pandemic” in Majeed Khader (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Singapore & Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Denise Dillon (James Cook University, Singapore), Xingyu Ken Chen (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Singapore), Loo Seng Neo (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Singapore) and Jeffery Chin (Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Singapore), How to Prepare for the Next Pandemic. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing , 2021, 129-142
- “The Milk Tea Alliance sweeping through Thailand is a force to be reckoned with”, Channel News Asia, 16 November 2020
- “Impact Of US-China Technationalism On ASEAN” (with Muhammad Faizal Bin Abdul Rahman), The ASEAN POST, 7 November 2020
- “Data Brokers: A Weak Link in National Security” (with Teo Yi-Ling), The Diplomat, 21 August 2020
- “Is National Security a Good Reason to Ban TikTok?”, Channel NewsAsia, 11 July 2020
- “Commentary: K-pop’s Hardcore Fans are Propelling Social Movements, but have Blind Spots”, Channel NewsAsia, 29 June 2020
- ““K-pop ‘Stans’ Unleashed: Hijacking Hashtags for Social Action””, Lowy Institute’s The Interpreter, 25 June 2020
- “Commentary: Telegram, The Powerful COVID-19 Choice of Communications by Many Governments”, Channel NewsAsia, 8 May 2020
- “Responding to COVID-19 with Telegram”, East Asia Forum, 1 May 2020
- “Battling COVID-19, One TikTok Challenge at a Time”, The Diplomat, 15 March 2020
- “Fintech Disrupted”, China Hands, 16 July 2019
- “Targeted Advertising: Implications for National Security”, International Policy Digest, 2 July 2018
- Speaker, Public Lecture Series I on “Challenges in the Implementation of Singapore’s E-Infrastructure” by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 24 January 2018.
- Speaker, 2nd Raffles Dialogue Fellowship on “Behaviour Insights and Technology Recommendations for Tackling Misinformation” by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, 4 September 2017.
Last updated on 21/07/2021