John Skelton

Colleges, School and Institutes

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

John Skelton is the author of Language and Clinical Communication: this bright Babylon, which draws on his background in Applied Linguistics, and puts forward an alternative to mainstream views of teaching and research into communication for the healthcare professions. He has published in excess of 100 academic papers on aspects of clinical communication, medical education, medical humanities, and applied linguistics. In addition, John has a particular interest in international education, and has undertaken many short consultancies or courses around the world.

Within academic Medicine, Professor Skelton has supervised doctoral researchers to successful PhDs in a wide variety of areas concerned with spoken and written clinical communication, and medical education. He would be interested to hear from anyone who wants to develop research in any of these areas, or in an aspect of medical humanities.