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Call for Papers EXTENDED DEADLINE: 5th English for Healthcare Conference

February 2021

5th English for Healthcare Conference    Hosted at the University of Belgrade, 16-17 September 2022    KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Kevin Harvey, University of Nottingham  The English for Healthcare Conference aims to encourage an exchange of ideas to stimulate discussion and to provide a platform for the presentation of new approaches to the teaching and learning of language and communication in medicine.  Due […]

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5 Questions for Dr Indu Arneja Interview by Catherine Richards

April 2020

EALTHY is in conversation with Dr Indu Arneja, Director of the Indian Institute of Healthcare Communication.

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5 Questions for Virginia Allum Interviewed by Catherine Richards

July 2019

Virginia Allum is Head of Medical English at SLC (Specialist Language Courses) and also works as a freelance medical English writer. Author of several online Occupational English Test courses – SLC Reach OET B Medicine 2.0 (doctors) and SLC Reach OET B Nursing 2.0 (nurses) as well as general medical English preparation courses for healthcare […]

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5Qs for Tim McNamara Interviewed by Ros Wright

December 2018

Attending the first OET Forum London this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Tim McNamara, the originator of the Occupational English Test (OET). He graciously agreed to be ‘grilled’ and here shares some of the research (and research methods) that helped to shape the latest version of the OET. For most of our readers […]

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5 Qs for Averil Coxhead Interviewed by Catherine Richards

April 2018

You are the author of the Academic Word List (AWL) (though it may come as some surprise to our members that the AWL was your MA thesis!) How did the idea for the AWL come about? There is a bit of a story about this thesis and I wrote about it in the introduction to […]

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Eugenia Dal Fovo Interviewed by Catherine Richards

September 2016

I am Eugenia Dal Fovo, conference and healthcare interpreter (language combination: IT, EN, DE). I have an MA degree in conference interpreting and a Ph.D. in Interpreting and Translation Studies. I live in Trieste (Italy) and have been working here as freelance interpreter for almost 9 years.

In 2012 I started working as healthcare interpreter for a local association of cultural mediators (Associazione INTERETHNOS Onlus ( and two years ago I started teaching consecutive and dialogue interpreting as adjunct professor at the Universities of Trieste and Macerata (Italy), both at BA and MA level.

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Susan Bosher Interviewed by Catherine Richards

September 2016

My name is Susan Bosher and I am a Professor in the English Department at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. I have been working at St. Catherine since 1997 and in the area of English for Nursing since 1999.

As a Professor of English and Director of ESL, I primarily teach a variety of courses, including writing and immigrant literature courses for non-native speakers of English; language studies courses, including a TESL course; and courses on immigration and the immigrant experience.

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David Tracey Interviewed by Catherine Richards

September 2016

My name is David Tracey. I was born in England, but grew up in Sydney (Australia), where I studied biological sciences and then completed a doctorate in neuroscience near San Francisco. After this I carried out postdoctoral research in Munich and Paris and then returned to Australia, where I worked for many years as a medical academic involved in teaching, research and administration.

After retiring as an emeritus professor, I returned to Europe with my wife Silke; I started working as a medical translator and editor of English texts in London in 2008.

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