I welcome postgraduate students interested in the following research areas:
Health communication (esp. mental health and genetic literacy)
Professional communication (esp. multicultural workplace contexts)
Discourse analysis (preferably with an interdisciplinary focus)
Prospective students may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NG, Stephanie (2021 - current) (fully funded by a donation from Mind HK) ‘Mental health stigmatization in Hong Kong’ (provisional title)
XU, Xinyue. (2015-2020). Exploring the complexities of interpreter-mediated dental interactions in Hong Kong. (co-supervisor with Dr. S. Bridges, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong)
LUO, Zhengpeng. (2015-2019). Genetic literacy in direct-to-consumer personal genetic testing: A discursive approach. (Sole supervisor).
YAU, Hoi Yin, Alice. (2011-2015). Management of risk vis-à-vis responsibility in telephone-mediated consultations for a genetic condition: A discourse analytic study. (Primary supervisor).
AU YEUNG, Kai-Yin, Gigi. (2013-2017). Risk assessment and decision-making in genetic counselling for SADS: A discourse analytic study.(Primary supervisor)
KONG, Chee King Brandon, Mental health stigma at Hong Kong workplaces: A discourse analytic investigation (2019-2021). (Primary supervisor)
SZE, Pui Lun, Kyle, Identity construction and language ideology on Grindr in Hong Kong - a sociopragmatic perspective (2019-2021). (Co-supervisor, with Dr. Brian King).
HUI, Lok Chung (2019-2020). Participation of minors in healthcare-related decision-making: A discourse analytic study of genetic counselling for Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) in Hong Kong. (Primary supervisor) [this RPg place was fully funded from my RGC GRF project]
THENG, Yuan Seng Andre Joseph. (2017-2019). Constructing eliteness: The semiotics of ‘artisanal’ coffee shops in global cities. (Co-supervisor, with Prof. Adam Jaworski)
WU, Zhao Zhen. (2016-2018). Imagining an Umbrella community: Place, practice, affect, and intersubjectivity. (Co-supervisor, with Prof. Chris Hutton)
TSE, Wai Sum. (2016-2018). Community college marketization in Hong Kong: A critical discourse analysis of student stories. (Primary supervisor, with Dr. Brook Bolander), the thesis nominated for the prestigious Li Ka Shing prize.
YAU, Hoi Yin, Alice. (2009-2011). Risk communication in prenatal screening for Down syndrome: A discourse analytic study of patients’ risk talk. (Primary supervisor)
VAN DE VAN, Maarten Jeroen. (2008-2010). The Discourse Dynamics of Metaphor in the Business Decision-making of a Web Development Company. (Primary supervisor)