1993 …2020

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Anne’s research, teaching and engagement work enhances the provision of socially-just education in diverse cultural and linguistic educational settings. I joined Monash University as a Lecturer in in 2015 and teach in the areas of Early Childhood undergraduate and postgraduate units, English pedagogy, Navigating Youth Transitions and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages [TESOL]. My research employs a qualitative intergenerational longitudinal approach. It explores social and educational responses to risk and resilience to gain a better understanding of the impact of conflict on changes in families and family relationships, and how these changes shape transitions to education, work and community life.

My research prioritises an interdisciplinary collaborative research approach with other disciplines, universities and industry partners.  I have researched in International contexts with partners from universities in Sweden and Israel and have published and presented conference papers with industry partners in the area of Early Childhood education. 

My 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 I recently created to share research findings of a qualitative longitudinal intergenerational study, so it is accessible to scholars, educators and the broader public.

I am an experienced educator who has taught across the early childhood, schools and higher education sectors. On a professional level I have been an executive member of the Victorian Association of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (VicTESOL) for the past seven years. I have organised Professional Learning activities for teachers from the Early Childhood to Adult sectors, initiated a research grant in the area of partnerships between researchers and educators working in the TESOL field and provided consultancy to the Department of Education, Victoria and the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

My work as a teaching practitioner and academic shows my 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

Life and work Transitions

Language and Literacy for CALD learners

International Placement Experience

Early Childhood Education and Care

International Students' Academic Needs

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Linguistics, Masters, Charles Darwin University

Award Date: 7 Feb 2000

Education and Women's Studies, PhD, University of Queensland

Award Date: 27 Oct 1997

Education, Masters (hons), James Cook University

Award Date: 10 Mar 1992

Education, Bachelor, James Cook University

Award Date: 15 Mar 1988

Early Childhood Education, Diploma

Award Date: 10 Dec 1979

Research area keywords

  • Educating for diversity and inclusion
  • Bi/Multilingual education
  • Youth transitions
  • Language and literacy education
  • TESOL pedagogy
  • Cultural studies
  • Women's studies
  • Early childhood education and research methodoloy
  • Enhancing health and wellbeing


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