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Prof. Srikant Sarangi

Qatar University, Visiting Professor at the College of Medicine

Srikant Sarangi is Professor in Humanities and Medicine and Director of the Danish Institute of Humanities and Medicine (DIHM) at Aalborg University, Denmark ([http://www.dihm.aau.dk<http://www.dihm.aau.dk]www.dihm.aau.dk<http://www.dihm.aau.dk>). Between 1993 and 2013, he was Professor in Language and Communication and Director of the Health Communication Research Centre at Cardiff University (UK), where he continues as Honorary Professor. Currently he is also Adjunct Professor at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim (Norway), Visiting Professor at University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and Visiting Professor at the College of Medicine, Qatar University. Between 2013 and 2016, he was Visiting Research Professor, Centre for the Humanities and Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, and since 2013 he has been Visiting Professor under the Academic Icon scheme at University of Malay. Over the last twenty years, he has held visiting academic attachments in many parts of the world.

In 2012, he was awarded the title of ‘Fellow’ by the Academy of Social Sciences, UK. In 2015, he was elected as a ‘Foreign Member’ of The Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (Societas Scientiarum Fennica).

His research interests include: institutional and professional discourse from an applied linguistics perspective (e.g., health, social welfare, bureaucracy, education etc.); communication in genetic counselling, HIV/AIDS, telemedicine, primary care and palliative care; communication ethics; teaching and assessment of consulting and communication skills; language and identity in public life; intercultural pragmatics. He has held several project grants to study various aspects of health communication.

He is author and editor of twelve books, guest-editor of eight journal special issues and has published more than 250 book chapters and journal articles in leading journals. In addition, he has presented more than 1000 papers (including plenaries, keynotes, masterclasses and workshops) at international conferences and other forums.
He is the editor of TEXT & TALK: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse and Communication Studies (formerly TEXT) as well as founding editor of both Communication & Medicine and Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice (formerly Journal of Applied Linguistics). He is also general editor of the book series Studies in Communication in Organisations and Professions (SCOPE). He serves as an editorial board member for other journals and book series[es], and as a consulting advisor at many national and international levels.

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