Gøril Thomassen Hammerstad

Professor, Centre coordinator

Department of Language and Literature
+47 73596492

Background and activities

I am a Full professor in Applied Linguistics and Professional Discourse Studies, with a specialization in Health Communication. My main research areas are discourse analysis in institutional and professional domains. Based on my work on Professional Discourse Studies in various healthcare and medical settings I have engaged with how concepts like co-construction, communicative activity type, discursive power, and interactional management can be employed to understand patient participation and have practical implications for user involvement.