Dr Tania Fahey Palma
BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Dr Tania Fahey Palma is a Lecturer in Linguistics and Programme Director for the MSc Professional Communication and the MSc Cultural and Creative Communication. She has also held the roles of Dean of East Asia and Co-Director of Internationalisation for the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture. She has teaching experience at a range of third level institutions including the University of Edinburgh, Newcastle University, Beijing Language and Culture University and Mary Immaculate College-University of Limerick. Her expertise lies in the areas of Applied Linguistics including Institutional Discourse, Professional Communication and Intercultural Communication. Her research and range of experience working with multicultural teams at different universities and living and working in a variety of different countries including the UK, China, Ireland, Spain, Chile, and the US, has provoked a strong interest in workplace interaction across professional contexts and cultures. Dr Fahey Palma's research is interdisciplinary in nature and she is passionate about communication in the context of Healthcare and Legal Discourse.
Prizes and Awards
Dr Fahey Palma received the AUSA and University of Aberdeen Excellence Award for Best Postgraduate Lecturer in 2021 and Best Postgraduate Supervisor (Research) in 2020. She was also awarded the College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in teaching in 2015 and the AUSA student choice award for Graduate Teaching in 2014.
Novice Professional Communication
Discourse and Identity
Dr Fahey Palma is Programme Director of the MSc Professional Communication and coordinates three courses on the programme:
Communication Theory and Analysis
She also coordinates two undergraduate honours courses at the School of Language and Literature:
Language and the Professions