Honorary Professor Bernadette Watson

Honorary Professor

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences



  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Watson, Bernadette M. and Soliz, Jordan (2019). Communication accommodation theory in institutional settings: opportunities for applied research. Language, communication, and intergroup relations: a celebration of the scholarship of Howard Giles. (pp. 242-264) edited by Jake Harwood, Jessica Gasiorek, Herbert Pierson, Jon F. NussBaum and Cindy Gallois. New York, NY United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315142807-46

  • Baker, Susan C., Watson, Bernadette M. and Gallois, Cindy (2017). Exploring intercultural communication problems in health care with a communication accommodation competence approach. Intercultural communication. (pp. 481-499) edited by Ling Chen. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton. doi: 10.1515/9781501500060-022

  • Watson, Bernadette M., Jones, Liz and Hewett, David G. (2016). Accommodating health. Communication Accommodation Theory: Negotiating Personal Relationships and Social Identities across Contexts. (pp. 152-168) edited by Howard Giles. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/CBO9781316226537.008

  • Leach, Lori E., Watson, Bernadette M., Hewett, David G., Schwarz, Gavin and Gallois, Cindy (2016). Intergroup communication and leadership in healthcare. Advances in intergroup communication. (pp. 247-264) edited by Howard Giles and Anne Maas. New York, NY, United States: Peter Lang.

  • Ritchie, Brent W., Chien, P. Monica and Watson, Bernadette (2014). It can't happen to me: travel risk perceptions. Tourists' behaviors and evaluations. (pp. 65-73) edited by Metin Kozak and Arch G. Woodside. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited. doi: 10.1108/S1871-317320140000009008

  • Rudd, C., Carter, O, Dart, J., Gallois, C, Hewett, D., Stoddart C., Thistlethwaite, J. and Watson, Bernadette M. (2013). Creating safer health care organisations. Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals. (pp. 234-243) edited by Tracy Levett-Jones. Sydney: Pearson Australia.

  • Watson, Bernadette M. (2013). Intercultural and cross cultural communication. Inter/cultural communication: representation and construction of culture. (pp. 25-45) edited by Anastacia Kurylo. Thousand Oaks, CA, United States: Sage.

  • Jones, Liz and Watson, Bernadette (2013). Intergroup communication. Oxford Bibliographies: Communication. (pp. 1-1) edited by Patricia Moy. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756841-0122

  • Dragojevic, Marko, Giles, Howard and Watson, Bernadette M. (2013). Language ideologies and language attitudes: a foundational framework. The Social Meanings of Language, Dialect and Accent: International Perspectives on Speech Styles. (pp. 1-25) edited by Howard Giles and Bernadette M. Watson. New York, NY, United States: Peter Lang Publishing.

  • Hewett, David G., Watson, Bernadette M. and Gallois, Cindy (2013). Trust, distrust and communication accommodation among hospital doctors. Discourses of Trust. (pp. 36-51) edited by Christopher N. Candlin and Jonathan Crichton. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Gallois, Cynthia, Cretchley, Julia and Watson, Bernadette M. (2012). Approaches and methods in intergroup communication. The handbook of intergroup communication. (pp. 31-43) edited by Howard Giles. New York: Routledge.

  • Watson, Bernadette M., Gallois, Cindy, Hewett, David G. and Jones, Liz (2012). Culture and health care: Intergroup communication and its consequences. The Routledge handbook of language and intercultural communication. (pp. 510-522) edited by Jane Jackson. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203805640.ch32

  • Watson, Bernadette M., Hewett, David G. and Gallois, Cynthia (2012). Intergroup communication and healthcare. The handbook of intergroup communication. (pp. 293-305) edited by Howard Giles. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203148624.ch22

  • Watson, Bernadette M. (2008). Intercultural communication in health-care. The International Encyclopedia of Communication. (pp. xx-xx) edited by Donsbach, Wolfgang. Blackwell Reference Online: Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/b.9781405131995.2008.x

  • Giles, Howard and Watson, Bernadette (2008). Intergroup and intercultural communication. The international encyclopedia of communication. (pp. xx-xx) edited by Wolfgang Donsbach. Blackwell Reference Online: Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/b.9781405131995.2008.x

  • Watson, B. M., Schwarz, G. M. and Jones, E. (2008). Is organizational e-democracy inevitable?. Information communication technologies: concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. (pp. 3171-3189) edited by Craig Van Slyke. Hershey, PA, United States: IGI Global.

  • Gallois, Cynthia, Watson, Bernadette M. and Brabant, Madeleine (2007). Attitudes to language and communication. Handbook of language and communication: Diversity and change. (pp. 597-620) edited by M. Hellinger and A. Pauwels. Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter.

  • Watson, Bernadette M. and Gallois, Cynthia (2007). Language, discourse, and communication about health and illness: intergroup relations, role, and emotional support. Language, discourse and social psychology. (pp. 108-130) edited by A. Weatherall, Bernadette M. Watson and Cynthia Gallois. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Brabant, Madeleine, Watson, Bernadette and Gallois, Cynthia (2007). Psychological perspectives: Social psychology, language, and intercultural communication. Handbook of Intercultural Communication. (pp. 55-75) edited by Helga Kotthoff and Helen Spencer-Oatey. Berlin, Germany: Walter de Gruyter.

  • Weatherall, A., Gallois, Cynthia and Watson, Bernadette M. (2007). Theoretical and methodological approaches to language and discourse in social psychology. Language, discourse and social psychology. (pp. 1-12) edited by A. Weatherall, Bernadette M. Watson and Cynthia Gallois. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Watson, B.M., Schwarz, G. and Jones, E. L. (2005). Is organizational e-democracy inevitable? The impact of information technologies on communication effectiveness. e-Human resources management: Managing knowledge people. (pp. 206-235) edited by Teresa Torres-Coronas and Mario Arias-Oliva. Hershey, PA, USA: Idea Group.

  • Watson, B. M. and Gallois, C. (2004). Emotional expression as a sociolinguistic strategy: Its importance in medical interactions. Language matters : communication, identity, and culture. (pp. 63-84) edited by Sik Hung Ng, Christopher N. Canddlin and Chi Yue Chiu. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision