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Who or what has agency in the discussion of antimicrobial resistance in UK news media (2010-2015)?: a transitivity analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Collins, L. C., Jaspal, R., & Nerlich, B. (in press). Who or what has agency in the discussion of antimicrobial resistance in UK news media (2010-2015)?: a transitivity analysis. Health, doi:10.1177/1363459317715777. ISSN 1461-7196

The increase of infections resistant to existing antimicrobial medicines has become a topic of concern for health professionals, policy makers and publics across the globe, however among the public there is a sense that this is an issue beyond their... Read More

Uncertainty discourses in the context of climate change: a corpus-assisted analysis of UK national newspaper articles (2016)
Journal Article
Collins, L. C., & Nerlich, B. (2016). Uncertainty discourses in the context of climate change: a corpus-assisted analysis of UK national newspaper articles. Communications, 41(3), doi:10.1515/commun-2016-0009. ISSN 1613-4087

Uncertainty is intrinsic to science, to knowledge acquisition and risk assessment. When communicating about climate change however, uncertainty can be used and understood as ‘not knowing’, i.e. as ignorance. In this article we aim to understand how ‘... Read More

How can semantic annotation help us to analyse the discourse of climate change in online user comments? (2015)
Journal Article
Collins, L. C. (2015). How can semantic annotation help us to analyse the discourse of climate change in online user comments?. Linguistik Online, 70(1), doi:10.13092/lo.70.1743. ISSN 1615-3014

User comments in response to newspaper articles published online offer a unique resource for studying online discourse. The number of comments that articles often elicit poses many methodological challenges and analyses of online user comments have i... Read More

Examining user comments for deliberative democracy: a corpus-driven analysis of the climate change debate online (2014)
Journal Article
Collins, L. C., & Nerlich, B. (2014). Examining user comments for deliberative democracy: a corpus-driven analysis of the climate change debate online. Environmental Communication, 9(2), doi:10.1080/17524032.2014.981560. ISSN 1752-4032

The public perception of climate change is characterized by heterogeneity, even polarization. Deliberative discussion is regarded by some as key to overcoming polarization and engaging various publics with the complex issue of climate change. In this... Read More

A moment of transformative learning: creating a disorientating dilemma for a health care student using video feedback (2012)
Journal Article
James, D. M., Collins, L. C., & Samoylova, E. (2012). A moment of transformative learning: creating a disorientating dilemma for a health care student using video feedback. Journal of Transformative Education, 10(4), doi:10.1177/1541344613480562. ISSN 1541-3446

This study describes a moment during clinical supervision when a student speech and language therapist reported that she had a moment of illumination that changed her trajectory from failing her clinical placement to passing it. The student’s self-re... Read More

Tinnitus referral pathways within the National Health Service in England: a survey of their perceived effectiveness among audiology staff (2011)
Journal Article
perceived effectiveness among audiology staff. BMC Health Services Research, 11(162), doi:10.1186/1472-6963-11-162. ISSN 1472-6963

Background: In the UK, audiology services deliver the majority of tinnitus patient care, but not all patients experience the same level of service. In 2009, the Department of Health released a Good Practice Guide to inform commissioners about key asp... Read More

Exploring transformative learning opportunities as part of the delivery of a video-based intervention (2011)
Journal Article
Collins, L. C., & James, D. M. (2011). Exploring transformative learning opportunities as part of the delivery of a video-based intervention. Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice, 8(2), doi:10.1558/japl.v8i2.209. ISSN 2040-3658

A teacher of the deaf reported a change in perspective following her involvement as a participant in a therapeutic intervention known as video interaction guidance (VIG). We applied a model of transformative learning to validate this report and to e... Read More

Management of tinnitus in English NHS audiology departments: an evaluation of current practice (2010)
Journal Article
Hoare, D. J., Gander, P. E., Collins, L. C., Smith, S., & Hall, D. A. (2010). Management of tinnitus in English NHS audiology departments: an evaluation of current practice. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(2), doi:10.1111/j.1365-2753.2010.01566.x. ISSN 1356-1294

Rationale, aim and objective: In 2009, the UK Department of Health formalized recommended National Health Service practices for the management of tinnitus from primary care onwards. It is timely therefore to evaluate the perceived practicality, utili... Read More