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Biography

Shuangyu joined King’s in Oct 2011. He is a dedicated medical educationist, and had led the design and delivery of several substantial modules and subjects in the MBBS curriculum, and MA in Clinical Education. In his role as Lead for Development, Diversity and Inclusion at Centre for Education, Shuangyu is devoted to improving the equality and inclusion among students and staff. He is working closely with academics, professional services, technicians and students to develop inclusive and diversified curriculum and a culture to nourish innovation and improvement around development, diversity and inclusion. His aim is for the Centre for Education to become an inclusive, fair and equal environment for both staff and students to participate, enjoy and thrive.

Shuangyu is a trained conversation analyst, who researches clinical consultations with language and cultural discordance. His current research interest is in multimodal approach in interactional analysis of diversity issues particularly around how inclusion and empowerment is manifested in communication with cultural and language barriers; and communication with LGBT+ patients. He is chair of the SIG on Language and Cultural Discordance in Healthcare Communication under the International Association of Healthcare Communication (EACH). He is also vice-chair of the UK Diversity in Medicine and Health. He supervises PhD students using sociolinguistic methods and other qualitative approaches to investigate clinical communication, patient-centredness, patients’ involvement in medical education, cultural competence and communication simulation.