Jonathan Crichton

Jonathan Crichton

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Jonathan Crichton is visiting fellow in Psychiatry, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, and senior lecturer in Applied Linguistics, program director of the Bachelor of Arts, and member of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures (RCLC) at University of South Australia. He's also president of the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia.

His academic background is in philosophy and linguistics and his research focuses on communication in professions and organisations, particularly in health settings. He's involved in projects with practitioners and clients in psychiatry, mental health and aged care that aim to enhance how language is used and understood at critical moments in people's lives.

He's series editor of Communicating in Professions and Organisations, and joint series editor of Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics and Palgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics, all with Palgrave Macmillan, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice.

His published books include Exploring Discourse in Context and in Action (2017), Communicating Risk (2016), Discourses of Trust (2013), Discourses of Deficit (2011), and The Discourse of Commercialisation (2010). Books under contract include Discourse and Explanation: Critical Moments in Health Communication, Palgrave Macmillan, and in preparation with Gillian Martin, Trinity College, Dublin, the Handbook of Intercultural Communication in Health Care, De Gruyter.