ARCH (Applied Research on Communication in Health Group)
The ARCH (Applied Research on Communication in Health Group) studies all aspects of communication in health care, with a special focus on analysing how people interact in real-life health care consultations.
ARCH is a multidisciplinary group with researchers from the fields of primary health care, public health, sociolinguistics, sociology, psychology and conversation analysis.
Members of the ARCH group have been collecting and analysing video recordings of naturally occurring interactions between health practitioners and patients since 2003. These recordings have been archived in the ARCH Corpus of Health Interactions, a searchable digitised collection of health communication data which provides an ongoing resource for research and education on clinical communication.
The ARCH (Applied Research on Communication in Health group)
Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice
University of Otago, Wellington
PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
Tel. 64 4 385 5995
Fax. 64 4 385 5319
Enquiries should be directed to:
Maria Stubbe, Senior Researcher ARCH Group, Co-Director ARCH Corpus of Health Interactions
Tel. 64 4 806 1838