Social Sciences


CA & Healthcare Interactions

Marco Pino and Paul Drew

Tuesday 19th/Wednesday 20th December 2017

Conversation analysis is now used widely in research into a wide variety of health care and medical interactions, from neonatology to end-of-life care; from primary care to interactions with cancer patients; from basic research to applied research aimed at contributing to service improvements; and from studies of how medical decisions are negotiated and communicated, to studies that explore the diagnostic potential of patients’ communication.

This workshop will provide an overview of the application of CA to medical and clinical interactions, in-depth information about CA’s methodology and the results of CA research, and how CA’s largely qualitative approach is now being integrated with coding and quantitative methods.

Much emphasis will be given to practical sessions and various small-group work assignments focusing on original data in a range of medical settings. So there will be plenty of opportunity for gaining hands-on experience of working with data, as a way to learn more about and enhance your skills in CA’s methods of analysis.

  • This 2-day workshop - which will run from 10am to 5pm on the first day and 9am-4pm on the second day - is open to all postgraduates, post-docs, researchers and faculty.
  • The number of participants will be restricted to 20 (in order to maximise opportunities for participation).
  • A nominal charge of £40 will be made to cover costs, including refreshments and a buffet lunch (no charge to members of Loughborough University whose costs will be covered by the Doctoral College). There will be no selection of participants, so places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enquiries and applications to Marco Pino (

 Details about registration will be available at the end of August 2017