Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dr. Jungup Lee is an Assistant Professor at the NUS Department of Social Work and a social work expert specialized in cyberbullying, childhood maltreatment, at-risk children and youth, school violence and safety, safety, cultural diversity, and psychological well-being among children, adolescents and young adults in urban society. Her research seeks to refine the understanding of how adverse childhood events relate to subsequent behavioural and health outcomes for children and adolescents. Specifically, Dr. Lee’s research focuses on identifying multi-level risk and protective factors (e.g., family, peer, school, and community levels) that shape various patterns of externalizing and internalizing behaviours to facilitate the development of more effective intervention strategies for social workers and counsellors providing services to children, adolescents, and young adults. She has currently undertaken various interdisciplinary research projects: 1) online survey research on traditional bullying, cyberbullying and mental health outcomes among Singaporean university students, 2) qualitative research on exploring the mechanisms of cyberbullying in Singapore: a multi-pronged approach, 3) evaluation research on an intervention program, “Digital Mindset” for adolescents’ Internet addiction with the TCS team, and 4) practice research on the effectiveness of the LOSS programme for suicide survivors with the SOS team. Her research has been published in leading journals such as Computer in human behavior, School Mental Health, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Violence & Victims, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, American Journal of Men’s Health, Research on Social Work Practice, Child Psychiatry and Human Development, and Children and Youth Service Review.