Professor Bernadette Watson
Director, IRCAHC
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.

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