IALSP Committee

BernadetteBernadette Watson (PhD Queensland) is Director of the Master of Applied Psychology program at the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland.  She is a social and health psychologist who studies communication across a number of contexts including intercultural and organisational relations.  Much of her research examines communication in health between health professionals and patients as well as multi-disciplinary health teams.  She researches on the influence of identity and intergroup processes from a language and social identity perspective.  Bernadette has been a member of the IALSP executive since 2000.

Stephanie Smith on 3-26-12 at 6.19 PM

Stephanie Smith (MSC) is a second year PhD student at The University of Arizona. She received her Masters of Science in Communication from Northwestern University. Her research interests include interpersonal communication, intergenerational communication, and organizational communication. She enjoys studying how people navigate transitions throughout their lifespan with regard to their personal relationships.

Jake HarwoodJake Harwood (Ph.D., Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara) is Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. He is author of Understanding Communication and Aging (2007, Sage) and co-editor of The Dynamics of Intergroup Communication (Peter Lang, 2011). His publications have appeared in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, and the British Journal of Social Psychology, among others. He was previously head of the Gerontology program at the University of Arizona. In 2004 he was the recipient of the National Communication Association’s Giles/Nussbaum Distinguished Scholar Award for outstanding teaching, scholarship, and service to the field of communication and aging. He serves as book review editor for the Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Dr. Harwood’s research focuses on the ways in which cognitive (e.g., stereotypes) and societal (e.g., mass media) representations of age groups (and other social groups) relate to communication processes. His research draws on theories of social identity, intergroup behavior, and communication accommodation.

Cindy Gallois is Emeritus Professor in psychology and cindy facultycommunication 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. She has been a past president of ICA (2001-2002;Executive Committee 2000-2005), IALSP (2002-2004), and Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (1997-1999). She organised the fifth ICLASP in Brisbane in 1994, was a member of the IALSP executive from its inception, and served as its original secretary. Cindy’s 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 non-verbal behaviour in interactions between health providers and patients, as well as among different groups of health providers. Finally, she is interested in developing theory and methodology (including visualisation techniques) in health communication. Thus, her research and her focus of interest is very strongly in the LASP tradition. Over her career, she has published more than 150 books, chapters, and articles in refereed journals, and has supervised 35 PhD students to successful completion. She believes very strongly in the approach of language and social psychology, and would be happy to serve on the IALSP Executive again.

HowieHoward Giles (Ph.D., D.Sc., University of Bristol) became Professor (and past-Chair) of Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara (with affiliated positions in Linguistics and Psychology) in 1989.  Before this, he was Chair of Social Psychology and Head of Psychology at the University of Bristol, England. His research has received many professional awards over the years, including an inaugural one for productivity in 2000 from the International Communication Association. Of most relevance for purposes here, he was honored by the National Communication Association for his career contributions in being co-recipient of  the (inaugural) Outstanding Scholar Award for aging research, and an article he and others wrote in 1986, introducing the “Communication Predicament Model of Aging” (which is central to the substance and thrust of this book), was recognized in 2011 by another inaugural Award from the latter Association for its longstanding impact on intergenerational communication research.  Giles has been author or editor of many book series and books, including the Handbook of Intergroup Communication for Routledge(2012).  Founding Editor of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology and the Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, and past Editor of Human Communication Research, he has been Past President of the International Communication Association and the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.

Tony Young is IALSP President Elect, and has been a member of theTony NCL Association since 2002, attending his first ICLASP in Hong Kong that year.  His was born in Carlisle, in the north of England, in 1961 and now, after a lot of travelling, again lives near the city, in the Pennine Hills near the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site. He did his first degree in English at the University of Sussex, and was then involved in various capacities in language education in Spain, Italy, Malaysia and the UK between 1984 and 2000.   He was awarded a Masters in Applied Linguistics in 1999 and a PhD on intercultural communication in English language education in 2007, both at the University of London in the UK.  He is now senior lecturer in language and communication and the head of Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, where he is also a university Senate member.  He teaches and supervises research into intercultural communication and the social psychology of communication.  His current research interests focus on medical communication and education, especially related to people living with dementia and on the ‘international’ student experience.

alina_schartnerAlina Schartner teaches and researches the social psychology of communication in the School of Education, Communication and Language
Sciences at Newcastle University in the UK.  She did her undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Salzburg in Austria, and an MA in Cross-Cultural Communication at Newcastle. She is currently working on PhD research investigating the cross-cultural transition experiences of international postgraduate students in the UK.

Liz Jones is Director of Organisational Psychology in the School of Liz JonesApplied Psychology at Griffith University.  She is currently Chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group for International Communication Association. She chaired the Health Communication Taskforce for IALSP.  Her research interests are in health and organisational communication from an intergroup perspective.

danDaniel Angus received the BS/BE double degree in research and development, and electronics and computer systems, and the PhD degree in computer science from Swinburne University of Technology, in 2004 and 2008, respectively. He is currently a lecturer in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering and School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Queensland. His research focuses on the development of visualization and analysis methods for conceptual data, with a specific focus on human discourse.


Gyuseog Han is currently a professor ofhan psychology of the Chonnam National University in Gwangju of South Korea. His primary research area is socio-cultural psychology of Korean people.  More specifically, he works on the social hierarchy, we-ness, and indigenous construction of mind. His previous publication covers social values, indigenous psychology, history of psychology in Korea, and theoretical issues in psychology.


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