Abby Sesterka (formerly Witts) is a scholar of Indonesian languages, an accredited translator and languages curriculum specialist. She teaches for the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (academic citation and thesis preparation) and is a research officer within the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work (Education) and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Women's Studies). Abby also provides bilingual support to postgraduate students from Indonesia. Her research interests include languages of Indonesia and linguistic and social phenomena among neurodivergent populations. She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today.
Vice Chancellor's Commendation for Academic Excellence, 2014
Governor's Multicultural Award, 2017 (as co-artistic director of the 10th INDOfest cultural festival)
Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship, 2021
I teach academic and HDR seminars for the Centre for Innovation in Learning & Teaching.
Vice President, Indonesian Teachers' Association (INTAN)
Board Member, Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia & New Zealand
Board Member, Australian Autism Alliance
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