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Cultural competence; virtual mobility and study abroad; internationalisation of the curriculum.


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Personal profile


With over 20 years of international experience, Nadine's journey has been marked by a commitment to fostering intercultural understanding and promoting inclusivity. Joining Monash University in 2011, she began lecturing in the French Studies program before contributing to the inception and development of the Monash Intercultural Lab. As a scholar and practitioner, her work in cultural studies applies both to curriculum and professional development initiatives centered around intercultural competence to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in a variety of dynamic contexts.

Born and raised in France, Nadine started her academic journey with a Bachelor of International Studies in Political Sciences from the renowned Institut d'Etudes Politiques in 1986. This was followed by a Master's degree in Chinese Studies at INALCO, which included a transformative year in Taipei. Prior to entering academia, her professional trajectory encompassed roles as a business consultant for prominent French enterprises in China, adding a practical dimension to her diverse skill set.

Nadine's passion for education strengthened as she embarked on teaching French as a Foreign Language in different locations where she was expatriated. Guiding learners from diverse cultural backgrounds across Asia - from Bombay in 1994-1995 to Kuala Lumpur in 1999-2000 - and later in France's Rennes from 2000-2004, these experiences became catalysts for her decision to further her academic pursuits. This commitment culminated in the attainment of a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the French Université du Maine in 2008, solidifying her expertise.

Nadine's profound contributions to education have attracted recognition from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was selected to serve as an invited expert in the French Studies department of the Iran Language Institute in Tehran from 2004 to 2007, exemplifying her dedication to cross-cultural education. Subsequently, her role expanded to support higher education collaboration between French and Vietnamese universities. Posted at the Ho Chi Minh City French General Consulate between 2007 and 2011, she played a pivotal role in consolidating academic partnerships. Her successful application to an academic position at Monash University allowed her to stay in the Asia-Pacific region she loves and knows well.

Nadine's professional and personal trajectory exemplifies her commitment to intercultural education and her ability to combine expertise gained in industry, diplomacy and education. Her multifaceted background, international experience, and academic achievements position her as an expert in fostering global connectivity and understanding.

Research interests

Current research interests:

  • intercultural communication
  • cultural intelligence
  • internationalisation of curriculum
  • wine semiotics



Monash teaching commitment

Nadine is teaching and coordinating units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

She is also involved in executive education.


Nadine is certified Level 2 CQ® Cultural Intelligence  and can provide professional training/coaching for assessing and developing Cultural Intelligence.

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Applied Linguistics, PhD, Université du Maine (University of Maine)

Award Date: 20 Nov 2008

Research area keywords

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Language Acquisition and Development
  • Semiotics
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Global leadership
  • International Education/Training

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