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Phil Benson

Phil Benson is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University. His main research interests in multilingualism are in language learning environments, language experiences of migrants and international students, and linguistic landscapes. (See more)

Phil Chappell

Phil Chappell is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Macquarie University. He conducts and supervises research in various areas of Applied Linguistics, focusing on the development of multilingualism in adults. This includes second language classroom interaction, language teacher cognition, international language students' study abroad experiences, and creativity in second language teaching and learning. (See more)

Joe Blythe

Joe Blythe is an Interactional Linguist specialising in Australian Indigenous languages.  He conducts field research on the Murrinhpatha language of the Northern Territory and on the Gija and Jaru languages from northern Western Australia. (See more)

Alice Chik

Alice Chik is Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies and co-ordinator of the Macquarie University Multilingualism Research Group. Her research examines languages learning in digital environments. She is especially interested in exploring how language learners construct and direct their autonomous learning in informal contexts. (See more)

Emilia Djonov

Emilia Djonov is a Senior Lecturer who specialises in language and literacy in early childhood, multiliteracies, multimodal and critical discourse analysis, social semiotics and educational linguistics. She is the Director of the Master of Education, Master of Early Childhood, and Master of Educational Leadership programs. (See more)

Garry Falloon

Garry Falloon is the Associate Dean, International and Professor of Digital Learning in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University. Prior to this he was Professor of Digital Learning in the Faculty of Education at Waikato University in Hamilton, New Zealand (until moving to Macquarie mid 2017). In his career to date he has held a number of education research and digital project leadership roles in the private sector and government, and has 20 years experience serving in school teaching and leadership positions. (See more)

James Forrest

James Forrest is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. In recent years he has been researching the dimensions of integration of ethnic immigrant groups in Australia, most recently an inter-generational study of language shift among ethnic groups in Australia, focusing on Sydney and Melbourne. (See more)

Lauren Gorfinkel

Lauren Gorfinkel is a Lecturer in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Her interests are in critical, multilingual, and intercultural approaches to education as well as constructions of national and ethnic identity in the media, with a focus on China and Australia. (See more)

Sarah Keith 

Dr. Sarah Keith is Lecturer in Music and Media. in the Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies at Macquarie University. Her research focuses on popular music and culture, particularly in the Australian and East Asian context, as well as music technology, and music and screen. (See more)

Philip Li

Hui Li is the Professor in Early Childhood at the University of Macquarie. His research interests lie in developmental psycholinguistics, early Chinese literacy, early childhood curriculum and pedagogy, and educational policy. He has published more than 170 academic works including books, book chapters, and journal and conference​ papers. He is the co-editor of the ​Journal of Research in Childhood Education, the associate editor of Early Education and Development, and the editorial board member of five international research journals in ECE. (See more)

Robyn Moloney

Robyn Moloney is a Senior Lecturer in Educational Studies at Macquarie University. Her teaching and research interests include language teacher education and pedagogy, the language issues within multiculturalism, teachers’ narratives, intercultural competences in teacher education and Chinese language education.​

Jill Murray

Jill Murray is a lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University. She teaches postgraduate courses in pragmatics, second language teaching, learning and assessment. She has published on the development of pragmatic competence and is currently exploring its role in language identity, particularly in the heritage language context. 

Sue Ollerhead

Sue Ollerhead is a lecturer in Languages Education at the Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney. She has worked extensively in English language and literacy training and materials development in Africa, Europe and Australia. Her expertise lies in Language Teacher Education, in particular the development of classroom pedagogies that best support students for whom English is an additional language in contexts where English is the medium of instruction. Her other research interests include multilingual education, language-in-education policy, literacy across the curriculum and oracy development in schools. (See more)

Peter Roger

Peter Roger is Associate Professor in Linguistics at Macquarie University. His research interests include communication in healthcare settings, particularly in interpreter-mediated encounters or situations that involve a dimension of linguistic or cultural diversity. He also teaches and does research in the areas of individual differences in second language acquisition.

Lynda Yates

Lynda Yates is Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University. Her research interests focus on language learning among adults in a range of migrant and formal settings, particularly in relation to spoken discourse, workplace communication and learning outside the classroom. She has a strong commitment to translating research findings into practice.

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