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Dr. Binh Ta works as a lecturer and research fellow, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University. She has expertise in conversation analysis, field education, higher education, clinical communication, doctoral supervision, and doctor-patient interaction in general practice.

She is the author of two books  in conversation analysis, and a dozen of research papers drawing on conversation analysis and other research methods. She was awarded Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education Editors' Award in 2020.

She is currently working on the following projects

  • The ECLIPSe Project - Video taping real-life general practice consultations to explore what makes an ideal consultations from the perspective of low-income patients who are living with obesity
  • The CA research project - Exploring what communication practices are helpful in supporting behaviour change in the Australian primary care context.
  • The NCHA Digital Library project - Creating a national Digital Library of health and social care interactions

Education/Academic qualification

Conversation Analysis, PhD, Monash University

30 Sep 200531 Jan 2015

Award Date: 15 Jan 2019

Second Language Education, Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

1 Oct 20103 Oct 2011

Award Date: 3 Oct 2011

External positions

ELICOS Teacher, Monash College

1 Nov 201631 Jul 2021

Research area keywords

  • Conversation analysis
  • Clinical Communication
  • General practice
  • Behaviour change communication
  • Medical interaction
  • Higher Education
  • Clinical Supervision


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