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EACH UK national representative. I am Senior Lecturer in Clinical Communication at UCL Medical School in London, leading the clinical communication skills strand of the undergraduate medical curriculum. I also do research and postgraduate teaching.
I am a Professor of Clinical Communication at the University of Exeter. My research focuses on how meaning and shared understanding is negotiated between healthcare professionals and the people they treat. I record professional-patient encounters and micro-analyses verbal and nonverbal communication. I also works on translating these findings into novel interventions to improve communication and patient outcomes in mental healthcare. I have produced a novel training programme to improve communication between patients with psychosis and psychiatrists, focusing on understanding the patient’s experience, empowering patients in the consultation and increasing involvement in decision making. The training has been evaluated in a randomised controlled trail in routine care and shown to improve psychiatrist-patient communication and the therapeutic relationship.
Dr Anne Moorhead is a Lecturer in Health and Interpersonal Communication within the School of Communication. She is the Course Director for MSc Health Communication and PgCert Communication Management in Healthcare, and Leader of the Health Communication and Counselling Research Cluster. Dr Moorhead is a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr), Chartered Scientist (CSci), and a Professional Member of The Institute of Clinical Research (MICR), and an Accredited Healthcare Communicator from the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing UK. Her research interest is in Health Communication, in particularly, communication technologies in healthcare mainly in obesity and mental health. Dr Moorhead has led multi-disciplinary national and international research projects within these areas, collaborating with other institutions including National University of Ireland, Galway; Maastricht University, Netherlands; Rochester University, US; and University of Michigan, US. She is also a member on different committees, including the Executive Committee of the Association for Healthcare Communications and Marketing (AHCM), and Vice Chair of the Office of Research Ethics Committees for Northern Ireland, HSC Committee B.
My clinical background is in intensive care and midwifery, and I have a PhD in Biological Anthropology. I am currently the Academic Lead for Year 2 Communication for Clinical Practice at the University of Liverpool, which is a mixture of course-designer, coordinator, tutor and assessor. I am also involved in a student-led outreach programme – EdMed – that encourages and supports young people from state-sector schools to apply to Medical School.