Rushby, Lilly

Rushby, Lilly
Start date:
October 2018
Research Topic:
Dynamics of interdisciplinary health communication
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Dr Virpi Ylanne and Dr Tereza Spilioti
Supervising school:
School of English, Communication & Philosophy,
Primary funding source:
ESRC

Working closely with a Welsh health board, this research will take a qualitative approach in examining the dynamics of multidisciplinary teamwork in clinical practice, with the objective of identifying existing barriers and facilitators to effective interdisciplinary communication.

Combining linguistic and ethnographic approaches will contribute to development of a holistic understanding of social and communicative processes, and the way in which these impact on multidisciplinary teamwork in the context of on-ward practice.

It is hoped that the research outcomes will contribute to the evidence base utilised in development of training and support strategies aimed at optimising efficient health communication across multidisciplinary teams in Welsh hospitals.