Communication in Healthcare @ NTU (COHEN)

Doing medicine, at its core, deals with the treatment of another human being, and it is carried out through communication between healthcare professionals and patients on a daily basis. Effective communication contributes greatly to the success of medical treatment.​

Communication in Healthcare @ NTU (COHEN) is an interdisciplinary research group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), which consists of researchers, educators, and healthcare practitioners from the School of Humanities, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, and other Schools.

Established in 2018, the research group works closely with its healthcare institutions partners in doing evidence-based quality communication researches. The group is committed to producing impactful researches that will inform healthcare communication education and improve the quality and effectiveness of healthcare communication.

​COHEN works with:

  • Institute for Communication in Health Care (ICH) at the Australian National University (ANU) website
  • The Research and Impact Initiative on Communication in Healthcare (RIICH) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) website​
  • ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) at Lancaster University​ website
  • Queensland University of Technology’s Health Communication Lab (HCL)​ HCL page
  • University College London (UCL) Centre for Applied Linguistics website​
through International Consortium for Communication in Health Care (​IC4CH​). Click here to access the consortium website and here to read about COHEN's contribution in IC4CH website.

Contact Us

Asst Prof Lim Ni Eng
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Phone: +65 65923705
Office: HSS 03 24


Research Group Email Address: [email protected]