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Dr. Alice YAU


  • BA, The University of Hong Kong
  • MPhil, The University of Hong Kong
  • PhD, The University of Hong Kong
  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

Alice obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Translation from The University of Hong Kong. She also completed her doctoral degree in the area of language and health communication in the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, HKU. Her main research interests include discourse analysis, medical/health communication, and health and nutrition literacy.

Special Interest Groups:

Communication in the Health Sciences

Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Yau, A. H. Y., Turnbull, M., Angus, D., & Watson, B. (2020). Visualizing communication in health care. In B. Watson and J. Krieger (Eds.), Expanding horizons in health communication: An Asian Perspective (pp. 275-293). Springer.
  • Tsang, A., Fung, D., & Yau, A. H. Y. (2019). Evaluating supplementary and mainstream ESL/EFL education: Learners’ views from secondary- and tertiary-level perspectives. Studies in Educational Evaluation62, 61-71.

Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:

  • 2019-2020: Mhealth. Dean’s Research Fund, funded by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Co-Investigator.

Office: Room 6.27

Telephone: 3917 7257

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