Welcome message from Professor Bernadette Watson, Director of International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication (IRCAHC)
Health communication is a continually expanding area of research that encompasses work from across many disciplines, including, but not limited to, practicing health professionals, the social sciences, psychology, education and health economics. I am excited to have taken up the role of Director at a time when PolyU and IRCAHC broadened the focus of its research and work to reflect the diversity of this field and to promote improvements in patient safety in hospital and community settings.
IRCAHC is well supported in this work by a strong advisory committee, made up of local and international scholars. We will work together to ensure that our research is grounded in theoretical frameworks that can translate to enhanced standards of healthcare. We will continue to forge new links and are keen to discuss possible collaborations with interested parties. Please contact us by email to discuss how we can work together.
- Distinguished Lecture Series, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Effective communication in healthcare: A language and social psychology perspective. Professor Bernadette Watson delivered a lecture on “Effective communication in healthcare: A language and social psychology perspective.” to 63 participants via. ZOOM online. Professor Watson explained …[ Read More ]
Rebuilding ‘community’ to promote student learning and well-being: Student reflections on teaching and learning in 2019 and 2020The prolonged social unrest in 2019 and Covid-19 in 2020 have continuously disrupted the teaching and learning activities in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. On 16 October 2020 (Fri), Professor Bernadette Watson, Dr Margo Turnbull and Dr Beatrice Lok of IRCAHC will share the student reflections collated in their research …[ Read More ]
Workshop “Contagious words/Epidemic Behaviours: Language Big Data Approaches to COVID-19” on 17 October 2020IRCAHC is the co-organiser of the workshop “Contagious words/Epidemic Behaviours: Language Big Data Approaches to COVID-19”. The workshop is intended to be an interdisciplinary forum for all concerned scholars with focus on how to use linguistic and textual data to understand both the development of the pandemic and the changes …[ Read More ]