Partnership with Hong Kong Polytechnic, International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication (IRCAHC).

Research Partnership with the International Research Centre for the Advancement of Health Communication (IRCAHC) at Hong Kong Polytechnic, was formally signed on 22 April 2020.

This collaboration signals the beginning of important research initiatives which include the submission of joint research proposals to competitive external funding sources, the building of a joint research publication profile to international peer reviewed journals on health related topics, and the promotion of an annual symposium through publicity, support in finding keynote speakers and encouraging student attendance (either in person or online).

“We are excited at this new research and health communication development between UNSW and PolyU and look forward to making a difference in health communication in Hong Kong and Australia,” said Professor Gavin Schwarz, Director of Health@Business Research Network, UNSW Business School at UNSW Sydney.

Professor Bernadette Watson, Director of IRCAHC, said this is an important advance for health communication research and reflects the forward thinking of the two institutions. “One of the key aims of IRCAHC is to expand the interdisciplinary research expertise and this has been realized with this new collaboration between PolyU and UNSW,” she added.