Health Communication Research Centre, Cardiff University, UK
Srikant Sarangi is Professor and Director of the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University
(www.cf.ac.uk/encap/hcrc). He is also Professor in Language and Communication at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim (2009-2011). His research interests are in discourse analysis and applied linguistics; language and identity in public life and institutional/professional communication studies (e.g., healthcare, social welfare, bureaucracy, education etc.). He has held several project grants (Funding bodies include The Wellcome Trust, The Leverhulme Trust, ESRC) to study various aspects of health communication, e.g., genetic counselling, Quality of Life in HIV/AIDS and Telemedicine. The other areas of healthcare research include communication in primary care, palliative care, with particular reference to assessment of consulting and communication skills. He is author and editor of 10 books, 5 journal special issues and has published over 150 journal articles and book chapters. He is the founding editor of Communication & Medicine, editor of TEXT & TALK: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse and Communication Studies (formerly TEXT) as well as co-editor (with C. N. Candlin) of Journal of Applied Linguistics (to be renamed Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice beginning 2010). He is also general editor (with C. N. Candlin) of three book series[es]: Studies in Applied Linguistics, Studies in Language and Communication and Communication in Organisations and Professions. He serves as an editorial board member for other journals and book series[es], and as a consulting advisor at many national and international levels. Over the last ten years, he has held visiting academic attachments in many parts of the world.
Christopher N Candlin
Division of Linguistics and Psychology,
Macquarie University, Australia
Christopher N Candlin is Senior Research Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University , Sydney . He was the Foundation Executive Director of the Australian Government's National Centre for English Language Teaching & Research (NCELTR) from 1987-1998, and established the Research Centre in Language in Social Life (CLSL), also at Macquarie , where he is currently Associate Director, and is also Associate Director of the newly-established Centre for Translation & Interpreting Research (CTIR). He has held Professorships at Lancaster , UK , The City University of Hong Kong, the Open University, UK , and currently holds a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Research Professorship in the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff , together with Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Lancaster, Nottingham and Cardiff . Recent research has targeted two main areas: professional and organizational communication (in particular in the fields of healthcare, law, social work, and management and with a focus on the appraisal of expertise), and disciplinary discourses in the academy. He co-directs the design and implementation of the new postgraduate programs at Macquarie in Communication in Professions & Organizations. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals, including Applied Linguistics, TEXT and TALK, Journal of Sociolinguistics , Language Awareness , Journal of English for Specific Purposes, Porta Linguarum, and Communication in Medicine , and he co-edits (with Srikant Sarangi) the new Journal of Applied Linguistics . He also edits or coedits five international book series with major international publishers, has held more than 50 funded research grants, and has written or edited over 150 publications in the above fields. He has served on the Executive Committee of the British Association of Applied Linguistics (BAAL), has been Vice-President of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA), and from 1996 to 2002 was President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). He has successfully supervised over 45 doctoral students and over 200 MA students. He has acted as a consultant to academic and professional institutions and organizations in over 35 countries and as external faculty assessor in 40 universities worldwide.
Health Care Communication Laboratory,
Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
Peter J. Schulz is a Professor for Sign Theories and Health Communication at the School of Communication Sciences and director of the Health Care Communication Laboratory, University of Lugano (www.hcc-lab.org). He currently holds five project grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and ten project grants from other funding bodies (including King's Fund, CancerBackup, and Health Promotion Switzerland) in the area of health communication. His main research interests are in the field of doctor-patient communication, in particular in knowledge translation, as well as in risk communication. Further research interests are in the areas of subjectivity and intersubjectivity from a semiotic perspective, as well as in theories of Communication Sciences. He is author of 5 books and editor of 3 books. He serves in the editorial and advisory boards of several journals. In addition, he is a committee member of a number of research institutions, including the Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Centro Frascini, and Swiss Virtual Campus. Since 2003 he is Guest Professor at the Virginia Technological University, USA.
School of Nursing, University of Nottingham
Paul Crawford is Professor of Health Humanities at the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy at the University of Nottingham. He is also Professor of the Institute of Mental Health and Visiting Professor of Health Communication at both the Medical Faculty, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is Co-Founder (with Professor Ron Carter and Dr Svenja Adolphs) and chair of the Health Language Research Group at the University of Nottingham, bringing together academics and clinicians to advance applied linguistics in health care settings. He has held grants from prestigious Research Councils (The British Academy, AHRC, ESRC and The Leverhulme Trust) and currently supervises 8 doctoral students in studies of language use in health care. He has delivered keynote and plenary lectures at international conferences and written over 60 peer reviewed journal papers or book chapters and 7 books, including: Communicating Care (Nelson Thornes, 1998); Storytelling in Therapy (Nelson Thornes, 2004); Evidence Based Health Communication (Open University Press, 2006); and Communication in Clinical Settings (Nelson Thornes, 2006). He referees for several publishing houses and major journals. He is a Member of the Society of Authors and the British Association of Applied Linguistics. His first novel, Nothing Purple, Nothing Black is to be made into a film by The Drama House, London/ Florida. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2007 and awarded a Lord Dearing Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in 2008.