Research Output per year
My goal is to enhance clinical care through improved communication between clinicians and consumers. To achieve this, I work to integrate clinical communication teaching and research, using up-to-date teaching methods, conducting research on teaching clinical communication, and using research to create data-driven teaching materials.
I am a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. In my research, I use conversation analysis to investigate clinical communication and, to date, have focussed primarily on surgeon-patient consultations. This work led me to co-edit a book title Communication in Surgical Practice with Prof John Cartmill, published in 2016. I am in the early stages of several new and exciting projects. To support research sustainability, when participants give consent, video recordings used in this research are also added to a growing library of clinical interactions that are used for teaching and research.
I lead the professional practice series of units in the Bachelor of Clinical Science, which focus on developing students interested in careers in health care develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills across topics such as communication, teamwork, ethics, and health systems. My face-to-face teaching includes incorporation of Conversation Analytic Roleplay Method, for which I am the only Australian affiliate.
Higher Education, Senior Fellow (SFHEA), Advance HE
Clinical communication, PhD, University of Otago
Linguistics, BA (Hons), The University of New South Wales
Deputy National Representative, International Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH)2018 → …
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...