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David Wei Dai, PhD, FHEA is Lecturer (equivalent tenure-track Assistant Professor) at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University. He is Editor for the journal TESOL in Context and Nominating Member for the International Language Testing Association (ILTA). David is Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in the US, and University College London and King's College London in the UK. His main research interests are 

  • Clinical and Professional Communication 
  • Interactional Competence 
  • Language Assessment and Evaluation (including psychometrics, Rasch modelling)
  • Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorization Analysis
  • Online and Technology Mediated Learning and Teaching
  • Intercultural Communication 

David's PhD dissertation has won the 2023 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Dissertation Award. the first Australian dissertation that has won the award. David's work on lingua franca listening assessment has won the Caroline Clapham IELTS Masters Award and was published in Language Assessment Quarterly. David's other publication can be found on his ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David-Dai-29

Research area keywords

  • Language Testing and Assessment
  • Membership Categorisation Analysis
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Professional Communication
  • Clinical Communication
  • Online and Technology Mediated Learning
  • Rasch Measurement Model
  • Classical Test Theory
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Statistics


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