Dr Jia Liu
Lecturer in Clinical Communication
I am a mixed method researcher with cross-disciplinary interests in cultural competence, medical sociology, and healthcare education. I use a wide range of methods, including ethnography, interviews, focus groups, solicited diaries and surveys, to research a wide range of social, cultural, and educational issues in the healthcare setting.
Before joining as the Lecturer in Clinical Communication, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at KCL funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) LISS DTP. In addition to my PhD from KCL (2020), I have a MSc degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
I am actively involved in several funded research projects such as ‘Preparing to Care for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Patient Population’, ‘Bridging the Attainment Gap of Healthcare Students’, and ‘Emotional Impact of Living with Axial Spondyloarthritis’. I have a keen interest in the field of healthcare communication in digital platforms and/or using artificial intelligence.
I welcome PhD applications from candidates who wish to use qualitative or mixed method approaches to investigate the following topics:
- cultural competence in healthcare
- clinical communication in the digital era
- medical sociology
- student experience, or (in)equality/diversity in medical/higher education