• symposium
  • Diana Slade
  • Elizabeth Rider
  • Christian Matthiessen
  • Angela Chan
  • Philip Della
  • Roger Dunston


Our Mission

To build and sustain a world-class, collaborative health communication research and training hub where internationally recognised and multidisciplinary healthcare professionals and communication experts work together, translating research to education and practice and improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare practice around the world.

Projects funded by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council

Christian Matthiessen’s project foscuses on communication issues in the continuity of care for elderly patients from emergency departments to outpatient clinics in Hong Kong, and is funded with HK$814,500. The co-investigators are Prof Diana Slade from University of Technology Sydney, Dr Elizabeth Rider from Harvard University, Prof Elena Semino from Lancaster University, Prof Albert Lee from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr Simon Tang from the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, Dr E Angela Chan from School of Nursing, PolyU, and Dr Marvin Lam from the English Department, PolyU. This is a truly international and multi-disciplinary team. Marvin Lam has also secured $415,496 for another project on studying the development of patient-practitioner relationships during patient’s journey in one of the public hospitals in Hong Kong.

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