Lecturer (English for Special Purposes)
School of Nursing and Midwifery
BA (Soc Sci), BA (Hons, English), Grad Cert TESOL, PhD (English), Grad Cert Education (Higher Ed), Certificate III Dog Behaviour and Training (National Dog Trainers Federation).
Service to International Students (Sports Association)
HESTA 'Innovation in Nursing' category finalist
My role is to currently support the language needs of over 500 international nursing students in the School of Nursing & Midwifery. I deliver face-to-face classes and provide online support. I also research English for Specific Purposes (Nursing English and Academic English) and the use of computer games to teach language.
Communication, English language, Linguistics, Educational Gaming, e-Learning
Communication and learning. Areas of particular interest include body language and nonverbal communication, first-language interference in SLA, and e-learning (including educational gaming).
Assistance Dog work