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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Averil Grieve is a lecturer in the Student Academic Support Unit at Monash University. She provides cultural and language support to students on placement in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. She trains academic staff and field educators in transcultural teaching practices, is an advisor for bilingual education and the teaching and learning of additional languages and provides external consultations and trainings for working in multicultural educational and professional settings. Averil has a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Melbourne University and a Masters of Cross-Cultural Communication from the University of Sydney. 

Research interests

Dr Averil Grieve's current research interests are the acquisition of language on clinical placement, transcultural teaching practices and scaffolded language learning of communication skills in tertiary curricula design. She is involved in a number of research projects, including understanding the training needs of clinical field educators of international students, analysing the learning experiences and needs of international students at Monash University, and exploring the possibiliites of embedding industry-linked communication skills into tertiary curricula.  Averil has also developed  inter-disciplinary workshops for training and supporting field educators of international students.

Consulting

Averil provides extensive training for field educators, academic teaching staff and supervisors of international students. This includes developing an in-depth understanding of inter-cultural communication, transcultural teaching methodologies, cultural differences in teacher-student relationships and second language acquisition trajectories. She also consults on issues pertaining to bilingual education., particular in the primary school setting.

Clinical activities

Averil provides extensive language and cultural support to students on clinical and non-clinical placement in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Key to this is the development of critical thinking and professional communication skills.

External positions

Bilingual Education Consultant, Deutsche Schule Melbourne

2013 → …

Research area keywords

  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Placement Supervisor Training
  • Bilingualism
  • Transcultural Learning
  • Clinical Communication
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • International Students
  • Study Abroad
  • Pragmatics and Language Learning

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Output 2006 2019

Placement Educators’ Experiences and Perspectives of Supervising International Social Work Students in Australia

Ross, B., Ta, B. & Grieve, A., 3 Apr 2019, In : Australian Social Work. 72, 2, p. 188-205 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

A model for cultural, linguistic and academic support during WIL

Grieve, A. & Vance, S., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOtherpeer-review

Educating international students: A disaccord between perceptions of training needs and transcultural teaching practices

Grieve, A., Ross, B. & Ta, B. T., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOtherpeer-review

Improving clinical communication skills for international students using inclusive pedagogies

Ross, B., Grieve, A. & Ta, B., 4 Sep 2018, p. 306-307. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Supporting placement educators to supervise international students through cross-cultural learning opportunities

Ross, B., Ta, B. T. & Grieve, A., 2 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterOtherpeer-review

Prizes

Research grant award received from Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences Learning & Teaching Research Grant Scheme, Monash University

Ted Brown (Recipient), Richard O'Donovan (Recipient), Louise Oliaro (Recipient), Averil Grieve (Recipient), Daniel Malone (Recipient), Maura Bevilacqua (Recipient), Alana Hewitt (Recipient), Mong-Lin Yu (Recipient), Bella Ross (Recipient) & Robert Cousland (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2010 2019

  • 5 Contribution to conference
  • 3 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Continuing Professional Development - development/presentation of external courses
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar

Health and Mental Health Social Work Field Education Practice Group:

Averil Grieve (Invited speaker)
18 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

AASW International Student Forum

Averil Grieve (Invited speaker)
31 Jul 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference 2018

Bella Ross (Speaker), Averil Marie Grieve (Speaker), Binh Thanh Ta (Speaker)
1 Jul 20184 Jul 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Victorian Diagnostic Audiologist Group (VDAG) Meeting

Averil Grieve (Keynote/plenary speaker)
26 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Allied Health Clinical Education Seminar

Averil Grieve (Keynote/plenary speaker)
28 Feb 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference