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Cindy Gallois

Cindy Gallois

Cindy Gallois is Emeritus Professor in psychology and communication at the University of Queensland. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, International Communication Association, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and International Academy of Intercultural Relations, and past president of ICA, International Association of Language and Social Psychology, and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists.

Her research encompasses intergroup communication in health, intercultural, and organisational contexts, including the impact of communication on quality of patient care. She is particularly interested in the role of communication accommodation through language and nonverbal behaviour in interactions between health providers and patients, as well as among different groups of health providers. She is also interested in developing theory (including CAT) and methodology (including analysis and visualisation techniques) in health communication.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Communication, Language
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Health Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Nonverbal Behavior
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Research Methods, Assessment

Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Gallois, C., Cretchley, J., & Watson, B. (2012). Methodology in intergroup communication: Eclectic approaches to communicating identity. In H. Giles (Ed.), The handbook of intergroup communication (pp. 31-43). New York: Routledge.
  • Gallois, C., McKay, S., & Pittam, J. (2004). Intergroup communication and identity: Intercultural, health, and organisational communication. In K. Fitch & R. Sanders (Eds.), Handbook of Language and Social Interaction (pp. 231-250). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Gallois, C., Ogay, T., & Giles, H. (2005). Communication accommodation theory: A look back and a look ahead. In W. Gudykunst (Ed.), Theorizing about intercultural communication (pp. 121-148). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Gardner, J., Paulsen, N., Gallois, C., Callan, V., & Monaghan, P. (2001). Communication in organisations: An intergroup perspective. In W.P. Robinson & H. Giles (Eds.), The new handbook of language and social psychology (pp. 561-584). Chichester: Wiley.
  • Hewett, D., Watson, B., & Gallois, C. (2013). Trust, distrust, and communication accommodation among hospital doctors. In J. Crichton & C. Candlin (Eds.), Discourses of trust. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Pittam, J., & Gallois, C. (2002). The language of fear: The communication of intergroup attitudes in conversations about HIV and AIDS. In S. Fussell (Ed.), The verbal communication of emotions: Interdisciplinary perspectives (pp. 209-230). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
  • Watson, B., Gallois, C., Hewett, D., & Jones, L. (2012). Culture and health care: Intergroup communication and its consequences. In J. Jackson (Ed.), The Routledge handbook of language and intercultural communication (pp. 512-524). London: Routledge.
  • Watson, B., Hewett, D., & Gallois, C. (2012). Intergroup communication and health: Hospitals, identity, and implications for care. In H. Giles (Ed.), The handbook of intergroup communication (pp. 293-305). New York: Routledge.

Courses Taught:

  • AIDS and Society
  • Applied Methodology
  • Communication Skills
  • Group Processes
  • Human Sexuality
  • Intergroup Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Language and Culture
  • Personality
  • Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology of Communication

Cindy Gallois
School of Psychology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
University of Queensland
St. Lucia, QLD 4072

  • Phone: +61 420 979 024
  • Fax: +61 7 3365 9136
  • Skype Name: cindygallois

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