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Partnership with the Health@Business Research Network, University of New South Wales

We are delighted to announce the research partnership on Health Communication has been launched after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication (IRCAHC) and UNSW Business School’s Health@Business Research Network on 22 April 2020.

This collaboration signals the beginning of important research initiatives which include the submission of joint research proposals to competitive external funding sources, the building of a joint research publication profile to international peer reviewed journals on health-related topics, and the promotion of the annual IRCAHC symposium through publicity, support in finding keynote speakers and encouraging student attendance (either in person or online).

“We are excited at this new research and health communication development between UNSW and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and look forward to making a difference in health communication in Hong Kong and Australia,” said Professor Gavin Schwarz, Director of Health@Business Research Network, UNSW Business School at UNSW Sydney.

Professor Bernadette Watson, Director of IRCAHC, said this is an important advance for health communication research and reflects the forward thinking of the two institutions. “One of the key aims of IRCAHC is to expand the interdisciplinary research expertise and this has been realized with this new collaboration between PolyU and UNSW,” she added.

1. Health@Business Research Network, University of New South Wales
2. IRCAHC, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
3. Professor Gavin Schwarz
4. Professor Bernadette Watson