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Dr Zayts, Olga A

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Assistant Professor

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Biography

I arrived in Hong Kong in December 2003 after completing my PhD studies in St. Petersburg, Russia, and have researched and taught in this vibrant city ever since. My areas of expertise and research interests broadly include interactional approaches to professional communication, in particular in healthcare and business settings.

In the past few years I have been working on a number of research projects studying social interactions in the genetic counselling and prenatal screening contexts in Hong Kong in collaboration with public hospitals and the Clinical Genetic Services of Hong Kong. I have also been studying business interactions in a number of large international corporations and privately-owned businesses.

Currently I lead Health Communication Research Cluster at the Center for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU where I also serve as a Board Member; and I am a member of the Consortium on Clinical Genetics and Genomic Medicine (Hong Kong West Cluster (HKWC)/HKU) that strives to improve genetic and genomic services in Hong Kong. Besides work, I also love spending time with my two sons and enjoy trail running around Asia.

For the latest development of 'Language in Healthcare' (LiH), an inter-disciplinary academic initiative seeking to research, facilitate, and enhance healthcare communications, please check http://hkulih.hku.hk/.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2012-12-01Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award: Faculty of Arts, the University of Hong Kong
Others
2013-08-01Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship 2013-2014
Research Achievement
2015-04-01Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-Track Professoriate Staff: Faculty of Arts, the University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Honorary Professor: Hubei University of Medicine, 湖北医药学院
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2004 - 08/2012Regular memberInternational Pragmatics Association
since 2011Member of the Executive CommitteeConsortium on Clinical Genetics (a joint initiative with the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, and the HA, West Cluster)
09/2008 - 05/2009Committee memberHong Kong Association of Applied Linguists
09/2006 - 09/2012Regular memberCOMET (Communication, Medicine and Ethics) Society
since 09/2012Board MemberCenter for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU
since 08/2014Editorial board memberEast Asian Pragmatics, journal
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Telegenetic counselling
Inter-professional communication
Interactional approaches to professional communication, in particular in healthcare and business settings
Genetic counselling communication
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English英語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
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