Demi Krystallidou

Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies
MSc (Heriot Watt University), PhD (Ghent University)

Academic and research departments

Centre for Translation Studies.


Areas of specialism

multilingual healthcare communication; healthcare interpreting; multimodal interaction analysis; empathic communication; cancer communication; digital healthcare technologies; realist synthesis; systematic reviews


Research interests


Postgraduate research supervision


Barbara C. Schouten, Antoon Cox, Gözde Duran, Koen Kerremans, Leyla Köseoğlu Banning, Ali Lahdidioui, Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Sanne Schinkel, Hande Sungur, Jeanine Suurmond, Rena Zendedel, Demi Krystallidou (2020) Mitigating language and cultural barriers in healthcare communication: Toward a holistic approach
Sarah J White, Serena Barello, Eugenia Cao di San Marco, Cinzia Colombo, Edgard Eeckman, Conor Gilligan, Guendalina Graffigna, T Jirasevijinda, Paola Mosconi, Judy Mullan, Shakaib Ur Rehman, Sara Rubinelli, Elena Vegni, Demi Krystallidou (2021) Critical observations on and suggested ways forward for healthcare communication during COVID-19: pEACH position paper
Demi Krystallidou, Wolf Langewitz, Maria van den Muijsenbergh (2021) Multilingual healthcare communication: Stumbling blocks, solutions, recommendations
Laura Theys, Demi Krystallidou, Heidi Salaets, Cornelia Wermuth, Peter Pype (2020) Emotion work in interpreter-mediated consultations: A systematic literature review
Demi Krystallidou, Aline Remael, Esther de Boe, Kristin Hendrickx, Giannoula Tsakitzidis, Sofie van de Geuchte, Peter Pype (2018) Investigating empathy in interpreter-mediated simulated consultations: An explorative study
Demi Krystallidou, Céline Van De Walle, Myriam Deveugele, Evangelia Dougali, Fien Mertens, Amélie Truwant, Ellen Van Praet, Peter Pype (2018) Training “doctor-minded” interpreters and “interpreter-minded” doctors
Demi Krystallidou (2018) Going video: Understanding interpreter-mediated clinical communication through the video lens. In H. Salaets & G. Brone (Eds) Linking up with Video: Perspectives on Interpreting Practice and Research
Peter Pype, Demi Krystallidou, Myriam Deveugele, Fien Mertens, Sara Rubinelli, Ignaas Devisch (2017) Healthcare teams as complex adaptive systems: Focus on interpersonal interaction
Shuangyu Li, Jennifer Gerwing, Demi Krystallidou, Angela Rowlands, Antoon Cox, Peter Pype (2017) Interaction—A missing piece of the jigsaw in interpreter-mediated medical consultation models
Demi Krystallidou (2017) Non-verbals in dialogue interpreter education: Improving student interpreters’ visual literacy and raising awareness of its impact on interpreting performance. In L. Cirillo & N. Niemants (Eds) Teaching Dialogue Interpreting
Demi Krystallidou, Heidi Salaets (2016) On interprofessionality in interpreter training: a few thoughts and two stories
Demi Krystallidou (2012) On mediating agents’ moves and how they might affect patient-centredness in mediated medical consultations
Demi Krystallidou, Maria Kersbergen, Fien Mertens, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, Bruno Marchal, Robin Miller, Saskia Oosterbaan – Lodder, Nynke Scherpbier-de Haan, Loes van Amsterdam, Marco Versluis, Cornelia Wermuth, Peter Pype (2021) Interprofessional education for health professionals. A BEME realist review of what works, why, for whom and in what circumstances in undergraduate education. (Protocol)
Whitaker L Katriina, Krystallidou Demi, Williams L Emily, Black Georgia, Vindrola-Padros Cecilia, Braun Sabine, Gill Paramjit (2022) Addressing language as a barrier to healthcare access and quality
Theys, L,, Wermuth, C., Salaets, H., Pype, P,, Krystallidou, D. (2022) The co-construction of empathic communication in interpreter-mediated medical consultations: A qualitative analysis of interaction
Krystallidou, D. & Braun, S. (2022) Risk and crisis communication during COVID-19 in linguistically and culturally diverse communities; A scoping review of the available evidence