The Health Communication Lab is a workshop where researchers who have a broad interest in the intersection between health and healthcare and communication and language can meet. It was set up in 2014 as an opportunity to discuss papers of interest, potential research ideas and data. It is an interdisciplinary group with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including: linguistics, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, as well as healthcare professionals. Although the group was initially developed within King's College London, we very much welcome members from other institutions.
We meet approximately every 6-8 weeks, usually at 3-4:30pm at the Waterloo Campus of King's. The group was set up by Deborah Chinn (KCL) and Katherine Bristowe (KCL), and is currently organised by Deborah and Maxine Ali. Please do get in touch with them if you have any queries, or would like to attend the next meeting.
The meetings run for an hour and a half, and have a set format. One member of the group leads the meeting each time, and will circulate a paper ahead of the meeting. The first half of the meeting is dedicated to group discussion about that paper. In the second half of the meeting, we usually take a look at some data, or, if the lead’s research is more in the planning stages, discuss a methodological challenge, or a research proposal for example.