Andrea Bruun

Research Interests

As a linguist, I am generally interested in language but I am particularly interested in how we use spoken language to interact with each other (talk-in-interaction). I am fascinated with the way you can analyse  social interaction through Conversation Analysis (CA), and how this method pays so much attention to detail and can create these (almost aesthetic) pictures of how social interaction works moment-by-moment. This method keeps impressing me and it keeps on feeding my interest in its research and particularly, the research on institutional interaction e.g. within the health sector and student counselling.

My PhD focuses on prognostic decision-making within specialist palliative care multidisciplinary teams (MDTs). The research will explore how MDT members formulate and make prognoses of dying patients using a mixed methods approach. The study includes an online quantitative experimental study completed by hospice clinicians (the ADJUST study), and a qualitative CA study on interactions from hospice MDT meetings 

Links to associate labs, centres and facilities

Member of the research group DanTIN (Danish Talk-In-Interaction), Aarhus University since 2017. The group is working on creating a comprehensive (online) grammar of Danish talk-in-interaction by using the methods from Conversation Analysis and Interactional Linguistics.