Key Research Interests

Kayo Kondo completed her MA in Language and Intercultural Communication Studies at UEA in 2016. Her dissertation focused on patient-doctor interaction, specifically, language aspects of clinical empathy in the medical education context in Japan.

She is currently a research student in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies. Her PhD thesis will centre on clinical communication between older patients and doctors in Japan, assessing evidence of the uptake of the Western models of clinical communication in Japanese elderly care context.

Research Interests: patient-doctor interaction in intercultural contexts, politeness research, clinical empathy, patient-centered communication.

Thesis Title: Applicability to Japan of Western Models of Clinical Communication between Older Patients and Doctors: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Approach to Analysing Clinical Consultations

Primary Supervisor: Dr Gabrina Pounds

Secondary Supervisors: Dr Charlotte Salter, Professor Andreas Musolff

Other Academic Activities: Teaching Beginners Japanese for the evening language programme at UEA and providing outreach activites of Japanese language and culture to school children across Norfolk and Suffolk.