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Below is a list of our current affiliates. This page is currently being updated so check back soon for additional information.

David Armstrong
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Emily Heavey
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Kerry Holden
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Olivia Knapton
I am a full time PhD student in the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, supervised by Dr Gabriella Rundblad and Professor Celia Roberts. My PhD is entitled The Language of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and, by applying a Cognitive Linguistics approach, it investigates how the language used by people with OCD can shed light on the underlying conceptual structures that maintain the disorder.

 I have also worked as a Research Assistant on various projects looking at how public compliance to health advice in times of emergency can be influenced by the media’s and health authorities’ use of language. 

Offra Koffman
Dr Koffman works in the Department of Culture, Media & Creative Industries in the School of Arts and Humanities at King's College. 

Ofra is currently working with Professor Ros Gill on a two-year project funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project, titled ‘Girl Power: the Global Biopolitics of Girlhood’ examines the recent focus on adolescent girls within global health and development initiatives. The research has three objectives: to trace the rise in girl-focused initiatives; examine this process in the context of contemporary Western notions of ‘girlhood’; and explore the emerging relationships between, media, policy and global biopolitics.

Heidi Lemp

Dr. Lempp works as a Medical Sociologist in the Academic Department of Rheumatology. My particular research interests are (i) health service research, e.g. psychological interventions, the interface between physical and mental health in musculoskeletal conditions, its impact on gender, ethnicity and employment, including patient involvement in research; (ii) the role and impact of the hidden curriculum in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education.

I teach undergraduate medical students about patient involvement in research and qualitative research methodology on a variety of MSc courses across KCL.  The contributions to current project and programme grants as PI or co-applicant focus on patient-led research or in collaboration with service users in England and low and middle income countries, with close links to Charities/NGOs. I supervise MSc and PhD students.   

Celia Roberts
I am Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education and Professional Studies and I focus on language, diversity and inequality in health and medicine. My research includes doctor- patient communication among linguistically diverse patient populations and performance issues in oral exams for licensing GP registrars. I draw on critical  and interactional approaches within sociolinguistics and ethnography.

Gabriella Rundblad
I am a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education and Professional Studies. My current research projects are in the areas of Cognitive Linguistics (with special focus on Health Communication) and Typical/Atypical Language Development, using a combination of Psycholinguistic and Discourse Analysis approaches, whereas my earlier research was on Semantic & Lexical Variation and Change (with special focus on Folk Etymology) in English. My current teaching include teach Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Discourse Analysis in Health/Medicine, and Quantitative Research Methods, in addition to supervision of MRes/EdD/MPhil/PhD students.

You can find more information about my work on the Public Health Communucation page.

Richard Sullivan
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George Szmukler
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Chris Tang
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Niccolò Tempini

I am a PhD candidate in Information Systems at the LSE, supervised by Professor Jannis Kallinikos. I study Health 2.0 crowdsourcing organizations.

More specifically, I am studying how the very structure of a crowdsourcing arrangement an organization has set-up for obtaining the distributed execution of sets of tasks shapes the data that are collected and in turn the information that can be produced out of the data. In my observational case study, an organization is producing medical 'facts', that it then uses for peer-reviewed research, from the aggregation of distributed non-expert user input. The need for data that can be computed and aggregated, in order to be useful for medical research, shapes in various way the kind of knowledge that can produced from such a data-collection network.

My thesis is provisionally entitled “Governing fluid organizational functions. On the computational implications of a crowdsourcing arrangement on infrastructural semantics.”

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