Brittany Chan, MSc (board)

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences: Persuasive Communication
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
    1018 WV Amsterdam

Naam: Brittany Chan
PhD: Expected in 2025, University of Amsterdam
Promotor: Prof. Dr. Julia van Weert
Co-promotor(s): Dr. Barbara Schouten and Dr. Jeanine Suurmond
MSc: Research master’s in Communication Science, obtained in 2021 at the University of Amsterdam
Onderzoek: Under the supervision of Julia, Barbara and Jeanine, I will be working on a PhD project that will take an interdisciplinary approach (from communication science to linguistics) in mitigating language barriers between migrant patients and healthcare professionals. Specifically, the project aims to gain insights about different communication strategies (ranging from traditional ones to digital ones) from both sides via gaining the stakeholders’ perspectives to observing them. In the final subproject, a digital e-tool that will enable joint personalised and informed decision making will be developed and evaluated to aid both parties in deciding when to use what kind of combined communication strategies will be most beneficial to the consultation session. Ultimately, this project hopes to drive the Dutch healthcare system to offer more inclusive, participatory and equitable care to everyone.
Specialties: Intercultural health communication, doctor-patient communication, eHealth, persuasive communication