Dr Zayts, Olga A
- Discourse analysis; interactional pragmatics; semantics
- Health communication, in particular in genetic counselling and prenatal screening contexts
- Telemedicine, telegenetic counselling communication (vs. face-to-face counselling)
- Inter-professional communication in healthcare and business settings
- Business communication
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/.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2012-12-01||Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award: Faculty of Arts, the University of Hong Kong||Others|
|Honorary Professor: Hubei University of Medicine, 湖北医药学院||Others|
|2015-04-01||Faculty Research Award for Junior Tenure-Track Professoriate Staff: Faculty of Arts, the University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2013-08-01||Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship 2013-2014||Research Achievement|
|2017-07-01||King’s/HKU Fellowship Award 2017/2018: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|since 09/2004||Regular member||International Pragmatics Association|
|since 2011||Member of the Executive Committee||Consortium on Clinical Genetics (a joint initiative with the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, and the HA, West Cluster)|
|09/2008 - 05/2009||Committee member||Hong Kong Association of Applied Linguists|
|since 09/2006||Regular member||COMET (Communication, Medicine and Ethics) Society|
|since 08/2014||Editorial board member||East Asian Pragmatics, journal|
|since 09/2012||Board Member||Center for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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