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Associate Professor
Dr Olga Zayts
MA; PhD St Petersburg, Russia
Associate Professor
Dr Olga Zayts
MA; PhD St Petersburg, Russia
PROFILE
PROFILE

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/.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE AND INTEREST
TEL
3917-7275
E-MAIL
OFFICE
Room 837, 8/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
(Interactional) Pragmatics; Conversation analysis; Discourse analysis; Identity; Intercultural communication; Leadership; Politeness; Professional communication (in particular, in healthcare and business contexts)