Personal profile


Anne’s research, teaching and engagement work enhances the provision of socially-just education in diverse cultural and linguistic educational settings. She joined Monash University as a Lecturer in 2015. Her teaching interests are in the fields of early childhood education, bi/multilingualism, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL]. Her research employs a qualitative intergenerational longitudinal approach. It explores social and cultural understandings of families and communities, and how they shape and are shaped by educational opportunities.

Anne's research prioritises an interdisciplinary collaborative research approach with other disciplines, universities and industry partners. She has researched in international contexts with partners from universities in the UK, Nordic states and Indonesia publishing and presenting conference papers with industry partners in the field of early childhood education. 

Anne's research is methodologically innovative in its analysis and presentation of cultural artefacts, journal entries, photographs and audio recorded interviews and focus groups. It is exemplified in a website which she created to share research findings of a qualitative longitudinal intergenerational study on three generations of Australian mothers and daughters. 

She is an experienced educator who has taught across the early childhood, schools and higher education sectors. On a professional level, she has been President of the Australian and Victorian Associations of TESOL. She has undertaken a range of advocacy in the field of TESOL, organised professional learning activities for teachers from the early childhood to adult sectors, initiated a research grant for  partnerships between researchers and educators working in the TESOL field, provided consultancy to the  Department of Education, Victoria and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) and has been an editor of the journal 'TESOL in Context'.  

Anne's work as a teaching practitioner and academic demonstrates her capacity to engage with and fulfil the requirements of educational research and practice within culturally and linguistically diverse contexts in a methodologically innovative yet sensitive way.

Research interests

Intergenerational mothering practices

Qualitative longitudinal study of Australian women

Early Childhood Education and Care

Supporting multilingual learners


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Linguistics, Masters, Charles Darwin University

Award Date: 7 Feb 2000

Education and Women's Studies, PhD, Growing up Catholic: the mother-daughter nexus, University of Queensland

Award Date: 27 Oct 1997

Education, Masters (hons), Mother Earth: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of Palm Island, James Cook University

Education, Bachelor, James Cook University

Early Childhood Education, Diploma, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Research area keywords

  • Educating for diversity and inclusion
  • Bi/Multilingual education
  • Language and literacy education
  • TESOL pedagogy
  • Cultural studies
  • gender studies
  • Early childhood education

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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