Professor Diana Slade

Diana Slade, PhD (USyd), MA (U London), Grad DipEd (UniSA), BA (UAdel), is Professor of Applied Linguistics, and Director of the ANU Institute for Communication in Health Care. She is an applied linguist with extensive experience leading large interdisciplinary healthcare communication projects. She will drive research excellence in leading the project and will oversee and participate in the data collection and analysis and the development of the communication resources. Since 2011, Diana has led 19 cross-disciplinary research projects on healthcare communication across Hong Kong and Australia, including two large ARC Linkage grants. In the last five years her research outputs have included 2 books: Effective Communication in Clinical Handover – from Research to Practice (2016); Communicating in Hospital Emergency Departments (2015); as well as 21 refereed publications; and 52 presentations nationally and internationally.

Recent Publications:

Slade, D. (1997). Stories and Gossip in English: The Macro-Structure of Casual Talk. Prospect, 12(2), 43-71.
Eggins, S., & Slade, D. (2005). Analysing casual conversation. Equinox Publishing Ltd..
McCarthy, M., & Slade, D. (2007). Extending our understanding of spoken discourse. In International Handbook of English Language Teaching (pp. 859-873). Springer, Boston, MA.
Thornbury, S., & Slade, D. (2006). Conversation: From description to pedagogy. Cambridge University Press.
Slade, D., Scheeres, H., Manidis, M., Iedema, R., Dunston, R., Stein-Parbury, J., … & McGregor, J. (2008). Emergency communication: the discursive challenges facing emergency clinicians and patients in hospital emergency departments. Discourse & Communication, 2(3), 271-298.
McCarthy, M., Matthiessen, C., & Slade, D. (2010). Discourse analysis. An introduction to applied linguistics, 53-69.
Pun, J. K., Chan, E. A., Wang, S., & Slade, D. (2018). Health professional-patient communication practices in East Asia: An integrative review of an emerging field of research and practice in Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and Mainland China. Patient education and counseling, 101(7), 1193-1206.
Slade, D., Manidis, M., McGregor, J., Scheeres, H., Chandler, E., Stein-Parbury, J., … & Matthiessen, C. M. (2015). Communicating in hospital emergency departments. Springer.
Eggins, S., & Slade, D. (2015). Communication in clinical handover: improving the safety and quality of the patient experience. Journal of public health research, 4(3).
Pun, J. K., Matthiessen, C. M., Murray, K. A., & Slade, D. (2015). Factors affecting communication in emergency departments: doctors and nurses’ perceptions of communication in a trilingual ED in Hong Kong. International journal of emergency medicine, 8(1), 48.
Eggins, S., & Slade, D. (2012). Clinical handover as an interactive event: Informational and interactional communication strategies in effective shift-change handovers. Communication & medicine, 9(3), 215.
Scheeres, H., Slade, D., Manidis, M., McGregor, J., & Matthiessen, C. (2008). Communicating in hospital emergency departments.
Slade, D., Murray, K. A., Pun, J. K., & Eggins, S. (2019). Nurses’ perceptions of mandatory bedside clinical handovers: An Australian hospital study. Journal of nursing management, 27(1), 161-171.
Slade, D., Pun, J., Murray, K. A., & Eggins, S. (2018). Benefits of health care communication training for nurses conducting bedside handovers: An Australian hospital case study. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 49(7), 329-336.
Slade, D., Chandler, E., Pun, J., Lam, M., Matthiessen, C. M. I. M., Williams, G., … & Tang, K. S. (2015). Effective healthcare worker-patient communication in Hong Kong accident and emergency departments. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 22(2), 69-83.
Leung, C. C., Pun, J., Lock, G., Slade, D., Gomersall, C. D., Wong, W. T., & Joynt, G. M. (2018). Exploring the scope of communication content of mechanically ventilated patients. Journal of critical care, 44, 136-141.
Wong, H. T., Yin, Q., Guo, Y. Q., Murray, K., Zhou, D. H., & Slade, D. (2015). Big data as a new approach in emergency medicine research. Journal of Acute Disease, 4(3), 178-179.
Slade, D., Manidis, M., McGregor, J., Scheeres, H., Stein-Parbury, J., Dunston, R., & Herke, M. (2011). Communicating in hospital emergency departments: final report. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney, 2011.
Ng, G. W. Y., Pun, J. K. H., So, E. H. K., Chiu, W. W. H., Leung, A. S. H., Stone, Y. H., … & Leung, A. K. H. (2017). Speak-up culture in an intensive care unit in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional survey exploring the communication openness perceptions of Chinese doctors and nurses. BMJ open, 7(8), e015721.
Chandler, E., Slade, D., Pun, J., Lock, G., Matthiessen, C. M., Espindola, E., & Ng, C. (2015). Communication in Hong Kong accident and emergency departments: the clinicians’ perspectives. Global qualitative nursing research, 2, 2333393615576714.
Pun, J., Chan, E. A., Man, M., Eggins, S., & Slade, D. (2019). Pre‐and post evaluations of the effects of the Connect, Ask, Respond and Empathise (CARE) protocol on nursing handover: A case study of a bilingual hospital in Hong Kong. Journal of clinical nursing, 28(15-16), 3001-3011.
Eggins, S., & Slade, D. (2016). Contrasting discourse styles and barriers to patient participation in bedside nursing handovers. Communication & medicine, 13(1), 71.
de Silva Joyce, H., Slade, D., Bateson, D., Scheeres, H., McGregor, J., & Weisberg, E. (2015). Patient-centred discourse in sexual and reproductive health consultations. Discourse & Communication, 9(3), 275-292.
Scholz, B., Goncharov, L., Emmerich, N., Lu, V. N., Chapman, M., Clark, S., … & Mitchell, I. (2020). Clinicians’ Accounts of Communication with Patients in End-of-Life Care Contexts: A Systematic Review. Patient Education and Counseling.
Pun, J., Matthiessen, C. M., Williams, G., & Slade, D. (2017). Using Ethnographic Discourse Analysis to Understand Doctor–Patient Interactions in Clinical Settings. SAGE Publications Ltd.