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 Professorial Lead (Teaching and Learning) and Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, University of South Australia.

His academic background is in philosophy (BA Hons, York) and linguistics (MA, PhD, Macquarie) and his research focuses on professional and organisational communication, particularly in health settings. He is 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 times in people's lives. His research is reflected in over 70 refereed publications including five monographs / edited volumes.

He is series editor of three Palgrave research series: Communicating in Professions and Organisations, Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics, and Palgrave Advances in Language and Linguistics; and a member of the advisory 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 Critical Moments in Health Communication, Palgrave, and, in preparation with Gillian Martin, Trinity College, Dublin, the Handbook of Intercultural Communication in Health Care, De Gruyter.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2021 - ongoing Associate Professor University of South Australia
    2014 - 2021 Senior Lecturer University of South Australia, Adelaide
    2004 - ongoing Visiting Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    German
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    Macquarie University, Sydney Australia PhD
    Macquarie University, Sydney Australia MA
    University of York, York United Kingdom BA(Hons)
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2020 Galletly, C., Ash, D., Sweeney, S., O'Neill, F., & Crichton, J. (2020). Identifying and exploring linguistic expertise of psychiatrists in interviews with patients with thought disorder.. Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 28(2), 193-198.
    DOI
    2019 O’Neill, F., Crichton, J., & Scarino, A. (2019). Developing intercultural learning capabilities A case study in higher education. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 42(2), 125-145.
    DOI Scopus3
    2015 Ullrich, S., & Crichton, J. (2015). Older people with dysphagia: Transitioning to texture-modified food. British Journal of Nursing, 24(13), 686-692.
    DOI Scopus9 Europe PMC3
    2015 Zhang, J. (2015). Discourses of Trust. DISCOURSE STUDIES, 17(1), 104-106.
    DOI
    2014 Beckwith, A., & Crichton, J. (2014). Homework setting in cognitive behavioral therapy: A study of discursive strategies. Communication and Medicine, 11(2), 91-102.
    DOI Scopus2
    2014 Krawczyk, V., Hamilton-Bruce, M., Koblar, S., & Crichton, J. (2014). Group organization and communities of practice in translational research: A case study of a research team. SAGE Open, 4(4), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus1
    2013 Fryer, C. E., Mackintosh, S. F., Stanley, M. J., & Crichton, J. (2013). I understand all the major things: How older people with limited English proficiency decide their need for a professional interpreter during health care after stroke. Ethnicity and Health, 18(6), 610-625.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS12 Europe PMC11
    2012 Fryer, C., Mackintosh, S., Stanley, M., & Crichton, J. (2012). Qualitative studies using in-depth interviews with older people from multiple language groups: Methodological systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(1), 22-35.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS19 Europe PMC9
    2012 Ahmed, H., Naik, G., Willoughby, H., & Edwards, A. G. K. (2012). Communicating risk. BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 344(jun18 1), 7 pages.
    DOI WoS86 Europe PMC57
    2011 Galletly, C., & Crichton, J. (2011). Accomplishments of the thought disordered person: A case study in psychiatrist-patient interaction. Medical Hypotheses, 77(5), 900-904.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2011 Candlin, C., & Crichton, J. (2011). Emergent themes and research challenges: Reconceptualising LSP. Linguistic Insights, 144, 277-316.
    Scopus1
    2010 Murray, N., & Crichton, J. (2010). What's in a name? Degree programs and what they tell us about 'applied linguistics' in Australia. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 33(2), 15.1-15.16.
    DOI Scopus3
    2010 Beckwith, A., & Crichton, J. (2010). The negotiation of the problem statement in cognitive behavioural therapy. Communication and Medicine, 7(1), 23-32.
    DOI Scopus8
    2008 Barker, S., & Crichton, J. (2008). Assessing and evaluating intercultural teaching and learning: An information management case study. Journal of International Education in Business, 1(1), 29-42.
    DOI Scopus4
    2008 Liddicoat, A. J., & Crichton, J. (2008). The monolingual framing of international education in Australia. Sociolinguistic Studies, 2(3), 367-384.
    DOI Scopus16
    2007 Crichton, J., & Koch, T. (2007). Living with dementia: Curating self-identity. Dementia, 6(3), 365-381.
    DOI Scopus22
    2007 Scarino, A., Crichton, J., & Woods, M. (2007). The role of language and culture in open learning in international collaborative programmes. Open Learning, 22(3), 219-233.
    DOI Scopus4
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2013 Fryer, C., Mackintosh, S., Stanley, M., & Crichton, J. (2013). 'No ambulance, you bring me': How older people with limited English proficiency access emergency healthcare after stroke. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE Vol. 8 (pp. 19). WILEY-BLACKWELL.
    2012 Ash, D., & Crichton, J. (2012). Recovery based practice in acute psychosis - the current state of play, future directions. In Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, 2012 Vol. 136 (pp. S178). Netherlands: Elsevier.
    DOI
    2010 Stanley, M., Crichton, J., & Scarino, A. (2010). Bridging the language and culture divide in aged care: A case study in the Italian community. In AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING Vol. 29 (pp. 41). WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC.
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2013 Krawczyk, V. J., Crichton, J., Hamilton-Bruce, M. A., & Koblar, S. A. (2013). Perspectives on language, medicine and the human body in a multidisciplinary biomedical research group. Poster session presented at the meeting of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE. WILEY-BLACKWELL.
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2006 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Critical Moments in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: A Study of Discursive Expertise Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Andrew Beckwith
    2005 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Voices are what they say: A study of language in the experience of hearing voices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Keith Smith

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