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Faculty of Human Sciences

Department of Educational Studies

Dr Amael Arguel


Educational Psychology and New Technologies for Learning

Dr Robyn Beaman


Effective literacy instruction for low-progress readers especially those from disadvantaged and/or indigenous backgrounds; classroom interactions between teachers and students.

Dr Agnes Bosanquet

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Higher education pedagogy and curriculum; Cross-cultural learning and teaching; Graduate attributes; Critical theory; Gender and education; Feminist pedagogy.

Associate Professor Matt Bower

+61 2 98508626

* Educational Technology
* Technology-based learning design
* Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
* Multimedia-based instruction
* Online multimodal learning (web-conferencing)
* Blended learning
* Synchronous learning
* Web 2.0
* Computer Science Education
* Thinking and Cognition
* Computational Thinking
* Teacher education using technology
* Theoretical frameworks for analysing pedagogy and educational development (Activity Theory, Conversational Frameworks)
* Innovative use of contemporary technologies (e.g. virtual worlds, augmented reality)

Associate Professor Mark Carter


Intellectual disability; autism, communication; social interaction and friendship; evidence-based practice in special education; small n research designs

Associate Professor Michael Cavanagh


Focus is learnng and teaching mathematics in schools. Particular interests are technology, teacher change, and pre-service teachers' practicum experiences.

Dr Alice Chik


My research interests include literacy practices in formal and leisure digital environments, literacy development of EAL and young learners, technology in language education, popular culture education in language education, and research methodology.

Dr Hye Eun Chu


Science Education/Formative Assessment, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development and Evaluation (STEAM, STEM and Language & Science Edu, ESD and Science Edu), Conceptual Development and Affective factors (Epistemological beliefs and Attitudes), Evaluations of Inquiry based Teaching Approaches, Classroom Interactions and Student Engagement

Dr yeshe Colliver


Yeshe's main focus is to improve education by examining the ways that humans learn naturally. He is interested in capitalising on this natural learning to develop better curricula, communities and partnerships. One type of natural learning of keen interest is incidental learning. For example, how we learn our first language(s) without formal instruction, how we acquire values, conventions and cognitive tendencies from our culture, or how children learn through play. His research has focused on this type of learning, how it is perceived by various stakeholders (for example, family members, educators and young children themselves), and how policy and curriculum can capitalise on these insights.

Dr Katherine Cologon


Literacy development in children with Down syndrome; Development of effective intervention strategies; Issues related to the rights of the child

Associate Professor Pamela Coutts


Educational psychology

Dr John De Nobile


Organisational communication Organisational leadership and change School values Job satisfaction Occupational stress Job commitment

Associate Professor Sheila Degotardi


Early Childhood education, Infant-toddler curriculum and pedagogy, Children's play, interactions and relationships. Educator / caregiver beliefs and perspectives.

Dr Emilia Djonov


systemic functional linguistics and discourse analysis, social semiotics, multimodality, functional approaches to early childhood language and literacy development

Dr Dean Dudley


# Evidence-based Physical Education
# School Health Assessment
# School Assessment and Reporting
# Metacognition
# Controlled Trials, Systematic Reviews, and Meta Analyses

Professor Garry Falloon

Mobile learning, digital learning in primary and middle schools, online and blended learning, curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment in digitally-supported flexible learning spaces, learning in primary science and technology, educational and social science research methods.

Dr Lawrence Field


Organisational learning and organisational change; people management.

Associate Professor Alma Fleet


1) educational change, particularly through practitioner enquiry; 2) early childhood teacher education; 3) Indigenous teacher education

Dr Rebekah Grace


Voices of young children in research. Families of children with disabilities. Models of service delivery, particularly integrated service delivery. Support and services for vulnerable families.

Dr Fay Hadley


Practitioner Inquiry and professional learning
Early childhood teachers¿ professional identity
Working with diverse families in early childhood settings
Young children in fragile contexts

Associate Professor Neil Harrison


¿ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, including the role of Aboriginal Education Workers and school-community partnerships
¿ Methods of learning that focus on sound, sensation, listening, art, emotion or silence
¿ Learning from Country
¿ Educational philosophy
¿ Educational policy
¿ Primary education

Dr Maria Hatzigianni


Early Childhood Education
Technology with young children; technology and social-emotional development; early childhood teachers and the use of technology; bilingual education; social justice in education.

Professor Jacqueline Hayden


Young chidren in fragile contexts, including emergency situations. Development of ECD infrastructure and capacity in under- resourced and fragile contexts.Young children and social inclusion. International issues in ECD.

Dr Kerry Hodge


Identifying and providing for intellectually gifted young children from the perspectives of educators and families

Dr Melissa Johnstone


Gender, life transitions and well being
Work and family choices
Emerging adulthood

Dr Rod Lane


Rod's research interests include the study of students' and teachers' alternative conceptions, teacher knowledge development and conceptual change in the social sciences. He is also interested in educational assessment.

Dr Helen Little

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Early childhood education, outdoor play, risk taking behaviour in play,

Dr Alison Madelaine


Literacy, Reading Fluency, Reading Assessment, Curriculum-based Measurement of Reading, Effective Reading Instruction.

Dr Norman McCulla


Research interests: The continuum of teacher professional learning and development from preservice and induction to leadership development and succession.

Dr Anne McMaugh


Social cognitive development, the role of educational settings in child development, and the development of teacher efficacy and professional identity.

Dr Robyn Moloney



Professor Joanne Mulligan


Teacher education and STEM, and early childhood and primary science education, Research in the cognitive/developmental psychology of mathematics education early childhood - primary years, mathematics curriculum and assessment, professional development, technology and mathematics learning, learning difficulties in mathematics, giftedness and mathematics learning predominantly qualitative methodologies

Dr Carol Newall


My first specialty is in childhood anxiety disorders, with a focus on how children acquire and reduce fear. This can contribute to our understanding of treatment as well as causes for early onset anxiety disorders. In addition, I'm also interested in parenting factors that affect childhood anxiety as well as parenting well-being.

My second research specialty is the gender bias in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions. Specifically, I'm interested in the causal factors that reduces the involvement of girls and women in STEM professions.

Dr Kerry-Ann O'Sullivan

9850 8702

*pedagogies for new technologies and multimodal literacies; *teachers' discourses, professional identities and practices; *English and literacy education; *curriculum studies

Professor Rauno Parrila

Education, reading, learning disabilities

Dr Mitch Parsell


Co-supervision only

Philosophy of Education
Foundations in Cognitive Science
Ethics of Information
Philosophical Psychology
Philosophy of Mind

Dr Gregory Robertson


literacy, assessment, teacher change, teacher professional development, teachers as researchers

Professor Mary Ryan



Dr Katherine Stewart


Environmental education; botanic gardens education; learning beyond the classroom.

Dr Kathleen Tait


Developmental disabilities
Moderate to severe impact
Applied Behaviour Analysis
Communication Disorders
Family impact - rural & ethnic backgrounds
Early intervention programs
High support needs
Adaptive Behaviour

Dr Penny Van Bergen


I conduct research identifying the various ways in which parents and teachers promote children's development. I have previously examined the way in which parent reminiscing scaffolds children's autobiographical memory, on how parents promote children's emotion understanding, on how teachers promote children's emotional perspective taking, and on how children remember past experiences at school (e.g. fights with classmates, accomplishments). My current projects focus on student-teacher relationships.

Professor Manjula Waniganayake


Early Childhood

Dr Stuart Woodcock


educational psychology
behaviour management

Dr Shirley Wyver


Pretend play
Outdoor play
Physical activity and play
Cognition and executive functions
Blindness and low vision
Department of Psychology

Professor Andrew Baillie


Psychometric Evaluation of Diagnostic systems, Treatment of and mechanisms underlying comorbid anxiety and substance use disorders

Dr Amee Baird

Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr Jennifer Batchelor



Associate Professor Simon Boag


My area of expertise includes personality psychology (especially defense mechanism research and unconscious processes), health psychology, and theoretical psychology.

Associate Professor Kevin Brooks


Human Visual Perception

Associate Professor Jacob Brown


Inter-partner violence, relationship dynamics, family therapy, men's issues, attachment style, decision making, men's issues, gay identity, gay relationships, differentiation of self

Associate Professor Kay Bussey


My research involves the social development of children and adolescents (topics include bullying and victimization, children in the legal system, gender development, moral development).

Dr Trevor Case


My research interests are in the general area of experimental social psychology (and evolutionary psychology). My current research program focuses on disease avoidance and the emotion of disgust.

Associate Professor Veronika Coltheart


Cognitive psychology: cognition of brief visual stimuli, Attentional blink and Repetition blindness, short-term memory, reading acquisition

A/Prof Jennifer Cornish


Neurobiology of drug addiction and related disorders

Dr Monique Crane


Psychological resilience
Social identity perspective
Organisational psychology
Resilience training
Mental health in the workplace

Dr Kim Curby

(02) 9850-4153

Visual Cognitive Neuroscience. Specifically, the changes that occur in both the strategies and neural substrates supporting cognitive performance after learning.

Dr Blake Dear


Clinical psychology, assessment and psychological treatment of common mental disorders and chronic physical health conditions, internet-delivered treatments and other low-intensity treatment approaches.

Dr Jasmine Fardouly


I am interested in research that combines both social and health-related topics. To date, my research has focused on the impact of social media and social comparisons on young women's body image concerns and mood. I have also conducted research on weight stigma. In the future, I plan to research the influence of information and communication technology (e.g., social media, mobile phone use) on adolescents' emotional wellbeing.

Professor Julie Fitness


I am a social psychologist with research expertise in emotions, close relationships, organizational psychology, and evolutionary psychology.

Professor Barbara Griffin


Organisational Psychology

Associate Professor Judith Homewood


experimental psychology,
animal models of human disorders,
health psychology,
public health

Professor Jennifer Hudson


Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: aetiology and maintenance of anxiety, family factors; enhancing the efficacy of treatment programs.

Dr Julia Irwin


Learning theory, Self Regulation, Driving behaviour: driver distraction and the factors underlying it.

Professor Michael Jones


My research is predominantly in the connection between physical and mental health, particularly in the functional gastrointestinal diseases and mood. I also work in measurement and scale development. Current PhD student projects are in emotional intelligence and self-harm in adolescents. My background is in statistics and epidemiology and teach research methods and statistics to undergraduate and postgraduate psychology units.

Associate Professor Maria Kangas


Behavioural medicine/health psychology; cancer/psycho-oncology; PTSD, trauma/stress; posttraumatic growth and resiliency;
Psychological interventions including CBT, Acceptenace and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and expressive writing.
Sleep and fatigue issues in clinical and health populations.

Associate Professor Sachiko Kinoshita


The nature and the role of phonology used in visual word recognition. My research interests also include cognitive psychology in general, implicit memory, cross-linguistic differences in word recognition (Japanese vs. English), and unconscious processes

Dr Heidi Lyneham


child and adolescent clinical psychology

Dr Ross MacKenzie


Health policy; analysis of global tobacco industry; global trade liberalisation and and health; tobacco control; media and health

Dr Mehmet Mahmut



Dr Lauren McLellan


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Anxiety Disorders
Childhood/Adolescent Internalising disorders
Social Phobia
Social Anxiety Disorder
Psychometric assessments (validation of measurement instruments)

Associate Professor Catherine McMahon


Psychological adjustment of parents and infants during pregnancy and the transition to parenthood Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology

Dr Susanne Meares


Adult clinical neuropsychology/mild traumatic brain injury in hospitalised trauma patients, Postconcussion syndrome, Post-traumatic amnesia assessment in mild traumatic brain injury

Dr Deborah Mitchison

Psychology; eating disorders; epidemiology

Associate Professor Melissa Norberg


clinical psychology, experimental psychopathology

Dr Kirk Olsen


Auditory perception in general and music perception and cognition in particular

Dr Lorna Peters


Individual differences in the expression and treatment outcome of adult anxiety disorders, especially social anxiety.

Associate Professor Melanie Porter


Paediatric Neuropsychology; Neuropsychological Intervention; Cognitive Neuropsychology

Professor Ronald Rapee


My research areas focus on internalised distress across the lifespan. This includes areas such as anxiety, depression, body image, and victimisation in populations from infancy to older age.

Professor Gregory Savage


I supervise projects which attempt to improve clinical neuropsychological practice by drawing on findings from experimental cognitive neuroscience.

Dr Carolyn Schniering

9850 6741

Clinical psychology, anxiety and depression in youth.

Dr Benjamin Searle


Organisational psychology, integrating such elements as: characteristics of work and organisations, work performance/behaviours and wellbeing.

Professor Kerry Sherman


Psycho-oncology, particularly psychological aspects of breast cancer and genetic risk. Online decision aid and supportive resource development within the cancer context.

Dr Ian Stephen


My research focuses on face perception, which I approach from two main angles. First, I am interested in the interaction between health and facial appearance. How does our health impact on the appearance of our faces and bodies, and how are these changes perceived by observers? Second, I am interested in the similarities and differences in face processing style between people from different ethnic groups and cultures. We know that people from different backgrounds look at faces in different ways, but to what extent does this reflect different cognitive processing styles?

Professor Richard Stevenson


Study of human eating and drinking
Behavioural neuroscience
Evolutionary psychology
Human nutrition
Chemosensory perception
Multisensory perception

Dr Naomi Sweller


Cognitive development; developmental psychology; gesture in children and adults; concept learning in adults, children and children with autism.

Dr Mel Taylor

02 9850 8105

Psychology - Organisational and Occupational Psychology, Human Factors.
Risk, safety, protective behaviour, decision-making

Professor William Thompson


Music cognition, Skilled performance, Links between music and language, rhythm, harmony, evolution of music, Gesture and facial expression

Professor Nickolai Titov


Clinical psychology, assessment and treatment of common mental disorders

Dr Natasha Todorov



Dr Wayne Warburton


Psychology: Aggressive behaviour, media violence, road rage, aggressive schemas, control-related aggression, schema development, early maladaptive schemas, family violence, narcissistic, psychopathic and shame-prone personality styles.

A/Prof Colin Wastell


Human reasoning, information processing, decision-making and judgement focusing on dual process models and modularity in reasoning.
I am also interested in the cognitive foundations of religion.
In addition I am available to supervise HDR candidates for the Centre for Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism

Professor Ladd Wheeler


Social psychology, emphasizing social comparison, influence, physical attractiveness, ostracism

Professor Mark Wiggins


Organisational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Diagnosis, Human Factors, Training, Decision Support Systems, Interface Design

Associate Professor Viviana Wuthrich


I have two main research interests: 1) child and adolescent anxiety and 2) older adult anxiety and depression. In both of these populations I am interested in understanding the factors that maintain anxiety disorders, and how they differ across the lifespan. I am also interested in understanding how best to treat these disorders using psychological therapy.
Dept of Cognitive Science

Dr Nicholas Badcock


I am interested in how perceptual and attentional capacities underpin complex functioning such as how speed of decision-making relates to reading. I use psychophysics and neurophysiological techniques (e.g., EEG and functional Transcranial Doppler) to examine the behavioural consequences of lateralisation and attentional control.

Professor Amanda Barnier


Research and supervision in cognitive science, including memory (autobiographical memory, collective memory, inhibition) and hypnosis (hypnotic models of delusion)

Dr Jonathan Brock


Cognitive and neural mechanisms in developmental disorders including autism, Williams syndrome, Down syndrome and specific language impairment.

Professor Anne Castles


Research and supervision in cognitive science, particularly in reading development, dyslexia, reading and spelling disorders
Cognitive neuropsychology

Dr Rochelle Cox

9850 2970

Psychology - Hypnosis, delusions, autobiographical memory

Associate Professor Matthew Finkbeiner


Visual Cognition. I am interested in how individuals identify objects and the way in which different cognitive faculties (e.g. attention, intention, consciousness) are brought to bear on this process. I am especially interested in how individuals identify objects with arbitrary meanings (e.g. letters, numbers, written words).

Dr Celia Harris


My research focuses on autobiographical memory, the role it plays in people's identities and social relationships, and how memory is shaped by remembering with others. I predominantly use experimental methods from cognitive psychology, but also use more qualitative methods. I can supervise projects relating to memory, autobiographical memory, and social memory.

Associate Professor Blake Johnson


Neural mechanisms of perception and cognition; Neural mechanisms of cognitive development and developmental disorders;

Associate Professor Blake Johnson


Neural mechanisms of perception and cognition; Neural mechanisms of cognitive development and developmental disorders;

Dr David Kaplan


Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Neuroscience; Sensorimotor integration; Motor planning; Spatial representation; Embodied cognition; Distributed cognition

Dr Saskia Kohnen


Developmental reading and spelling disorders (dyslexia and dysgraphia) - subtypes and causes. Cognitive neuropsychological intervention studies for developmental and acquired disorders of reading and spelling. Assessment for reading and spelling disorders. Treatment resisters. Intervention for socially disadvantaged low progress readers.

Associate Professor Robyn Langdon


I apply cognitive science to study psychiatric symptoms (delusions, hallucinations) and study social cognition, psychopathology and personality traits (psychopathy, schizotypy).

Dr Eva Marinus


Reading Research: Learning to read, dyslexia, treating reading impairments, reading fluency and learning to read in different languages

Cognition of Coding: Assessment of coding (programming) ability, learning to code, cognitive prerequisites of learning to code
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Professor Genevieve McArthur


My research focuses on the causes, consequences, and comorbidity of reading impairment. In terms of causes, I am interested in the role that distal (e.g., auditory processing, working memory) and proximal (visual word recognition, vocabulary) cognitive skills have on learning to read. In terms of consequences, I am interested in how poor reading interacts with people's emotional health. In terms of comorbidity, I am interesting in how reading impairment and spoken language impairment overlap in terms of causes and consequences. I investigate these questions using behavioural techniques (e.g., psychophysics, eye-tracking, pen-and-paper tests) and neurophysiological techniques (e.g., event-related potentials, fixation-related potentials).

Dr Jonathan McGuire

02 9850 2973

Moral Cognition; Social Cognition in Schizophrenia

Professor Lyndsey Nickels


My research interest is within the field of cognitive neuropsychology of language: I use data from individuals with language impairment to test and develop theories of language processing, and also use these theories to better understand and treat language impairments. Much of my research has focused on spoken word production and its remediation in acquired language disorders (aphasia, primary progressive aphasia).

Dr Vince Polito


I am interested in supervising cognitive science projects investigating sense of agency, and self-monitoring. I'm particularly interested in contexts where agency and self-monitoring are altered - such as in virtual reality, hypnosis, psychosis, flow, meditation and altered states of consciousness.

Associate Professor Anina Rich


I am interested in the cognitive and neural mechanisms of attention. My second stream of research focuses on synaesthesia, an unusual condition in which stimulation in one sensory modality generates an additional experience.

Professor John Sutton


Philosophy of mind; cognitive science; memory; dreaming; embodied cognition; distributed cognition; history of science; action and movement skill; autobiographical memory; cognitive history; interdisciplinary sciences of mind.

Dr Hua-Chen Wang


My research interest is in investigating how children learn to read, why children have difficulties learning to read, and the cognitive processes involved in reading development.

Dr Susan Wardle


vision science

A/Prof Mark Williams


I am interested in the way the brain generates the perceptual reality we `see¿. I use both novel objects and more familiar stimuli such as faces and scenes to examine the areas of the brain involved in perception. I also use novel analysis techniques such as multi-voxel pattern analysis to 'read-out' how the brain perceives the world.

Dr Alexandra Woolgar


Brain mechanisms of attention, visual perception, cognitive control, and autism.

To cope with the changing world around us, our brains must constantly adapt themselves - reconfiguring an incredibly complex system moment by moment, in order to produce flexible behaviour. I develop and use innovative brain imaging techniques to examine this processes, focusing on the way in which critical frontal and parietal brain regions process different types of information. I am also interested in using brain imaging to study language abilities in children with Autism who do not yet speak. I use neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG and EEG) and behavioural techniques.

Dr Regine Zopf


cognitive science; cognitive neuroscience; perception and action; tactile perception; multisensory perception; body representations; fMRI; lesion imaging; psychophysics

Dr Regine Zopf


cognitive science; cognitive neuroscience; perception and action; tactile perception; multisensory perception; body representations; fMRI; lesion imaging; psychophysics
Dept of Linguistics

Dr Scott Barnes

+61 2 9850 7960

Neurogenic communication disorders; speech pathology; conversation analysis; ethnomethodology

Dr Titia Benders


Child language acquisition/development
Speech Perception
Language input
Infant-directed speech

Professor Phil Benson

9850 8756

Language learning and teaching: especially autonomy and language learning beyond the classroom; language learning, new media and popular culture; vocabulary and discourse studies; qualitative and narrative inquiry

Dr Isabelle Boisvert


Outcomes of cochlear implantation in adults. Cognitive hearing. Research translation in audiology practice.

Dr Jorg Buchholz

+61 (0) 2 9412 6909

Auditory processing, Hearing Impairment, Acoustics, Virtual Auditory Environments, Hearing Instrument Technologies, Audio Technologies, Digital Signal Processing, Speech perception, Speech Processing

Associate Professor David Butt


Grammar, stylistics, forensic discourse analysis, language and evolution, language in institutions (surgical, psychiatric, community), context models through systemic functional networks, systemic functional theory, history of linguistics, linguistics and philosophy

Dr Philip Chappell


TESOL methodology, second language classroom interaction, language teacher cognition, systemic functional grammar for language teaching, sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching. I am particularly interested in potential candidates who are interested in investigating international English language students' study abroad experiences.

Associate Professor Felicity Cox


Sociophonetics, phonetic/phonological variation, speech production, sound change.

Professor Stephen Crain


Linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Language Acquisition and Sentence Processing

Professor Linda Cupples


Psycholinguistics, especially reading development and disorders in both typical and special populations, and typical and disordered sentence comprehension and production.

Professor Katherine Demuth


Linguistics, language acquisition, phonological and morphological development, language processing

Dr Elisabeth Harrison

9850 6716

Communication disorders; Evidence based practice in speech pathology; Stuttering treatment for children, adolescents and adults; Impact of stuttering on language use.

Dr Maria Herke


Co-supervisor availability in SFL text analysis, translation & interpreting, forensic linguistics, corpus linguistics, applicable linguistics, medical language, registerial variation & text analysis.

Dr Jae-Hyun Kim

+61 2 9850 9805

Speech and language disorders in children and adolescents
Parent involvement in speech and language interventions
Cultural and linguistic diversity in speech pathology practice

Dr John Knox


language in education, Systemic Functional Linguistics, multimodality, media discourse; in particular, research where Systemic Functional Linguistics is used as an analytical tool.

Dr Haidee Kruger

61 2 9850 6701

Translation Studies, Corpus Linguistics

Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger


Translation Studies
Audiovisual Translation
Eye tracking

Dr Cassandra Liardet


Applied Linguistics
Corpus Linguistics
Systemic Functional Linguistics

Associate Professor Annabelle Lukin


As a systemic functional linguist, I am interested in questions of language and meaning in society. Research topics include: news/political discourse, literary stylistics, stylistics and translation, the relations between grammar, meaning and context, linguistic accounts of meaning

Professor Catherine McMahon


My areas of research interest encompass two broad areas of hearing health: (1) developing a better understanding the physiological processes underlying perception, auditory processing and cognition to inform improved diagnosis and remediation of individuals with hearing loss; and (2) developing strategies for improving management of hearing health for older Australians.

A/Prof Stephen Moore

9850 8742

Discourse analysis (including CDA/SFL; CA; Pragmatics); TESOL teacher education; Academic and professional English; and language assessment.

Dr Jill Murray


Pragmatics: CDA, im/politeness , acquisition of pragmatic competence, teaching learning of pragmatics.
TESOL in context, Impact of language assessment.

Professor Ingrid Piller


Applied sociolinguistics

Dr Michael Proctor


Speech Production
Corpus Linguistics
Historical Linguistics

Professor Abdolmehdi Riazi


Academic writing, Literacy in second language, Testing and evaluation, Quantitative and qualitative research methods, ESL methodology and curriculum, Language learning and communication strategies, Text analysis,

Dr Verna Rieschild


Sociolinguistics (particularly Arabic sociolinguistics), language and culture, and language change.

Dr Peter Roger


Aphasia and linguistic diversity
Interpreter-mediated healthcare interactions
Health communication
Individual differences in second language acquisition

Associate Professor Mridula Sharma


Audiology, electrophysiology, auditory processing disorders, attention, auditory training

Dr Helen Slatyer


Translation and interpreting
Translator and interpreter education
Applied Linguistics
Language testing

Dr Adam Smith



Dr Kimie Takahashi


Sociolinguistics, foreign/second language learning and teaching, gender, language desire, transmigration, Japanese migrants: co-supervision only

Dr Agnes Terraschke

9850 7959

Sociolinguistics, in particular cross-cultural and intercultural pragmatics

A/Prof Rosalind Thornton


language acquisition, especially children's acquisition of morphology, syntax and semantics; generative models of second language acquisition

Dr Nicholas Wilson


sociolinguistics; language and sport; language in the workplace; organisational learning; professional development

Dr Canzhong Wu


systemic functional linguistics, translation studies, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and IT tooling for linguistics.

Dr Nan Xu



Professor Lynda Yates


Applied Lingusitics

Dr Peng Zhou


Child Language Acquisition (in both typical and atypical populations), Sentence Processing, Developmental Psycholinguistics