Personal profile


After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Economics in 1983, Scott worked in industry for 2 years. During his undergraduate years at Monash Scott developed a strong interest in Asian culture and language. Having studied Chinese in weekend classes for a year or so, when the opportunity came to study in China through a Australian Government self-funded place, Scott left everything behind and went to China for an initial period of one year. As a result of subsequently obtaining a number of Australian Government scholarships while in China , the one year of study extended to four, at the end of which Scott returned to Australia with his new family.

For the next 8 years, Scott worked for a Victorian Government corporation that specialised in competing for and implementing international development projects around the world, and was heavily involved in project negotiation and implementation in China . In addition to frequent business trips to China , Scott also spent one further year in China establishing and running a representative office for his company.

In 1997 Scott decided to pursue his long-term interest in foreign languages and moved into the field of language education and translator training, teaching at Monash full-time for four years, at Monash and RMIT part time for 2 years, and at Monash full-time again since 2004. Since joining Monash Scott has added a Master of Translation Studies to his qualifications and is currently pursuing higher studies.

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Projects 2007 2018

Transforming exams across Australia: Project Ref ID15-4747

Hillier, M. S., Fluck, A., Cowling, M., Howah, K., Blackmore, K., Newhouse, P., Bower, M., Verity, D., Baird, M. A., Grant, S. J., Leitch, S., Geer, R. & White, B.

Department of Education and Training (Comm), University of Tasmania, Central Queensland University


Project: Research

Monash-Vicnet Translation and Technology Project 2007

Wilson, R. P., Grant, S. J. & Shimo-Malmberg, R.


Project: Research

Research Output 2008 2016

A meta-analysis of open educational communities of practice and sustainability in higher educational policy

MacKinnon, T., Pasfield-Neofitou, S. E., Manns, H. J. & Grant, S. J. 2016 In : ALSIC. 19, 1, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Task-based Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) in Second Life for beginner learners and educators

Pasfield-Neofitou, S. E., Grant, S. J. & Huang, H. 2016 Exploring Innovative Pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language. Moloney, R. & Xu, H. L. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 15, p. 213 - 233 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)

Lost in second life: virtual embodiment and language learning via multimodal communication

Pasfield-Neofitou, S. E., Huang, H. & Grant, S. J. 2015 In : Educational Technology Research and Development. 63, 5, p. 709 - 726 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Using virtual worlds in rural and regional educational institutions

Gregory, S., Jacka, L., Hillier, M. & Grant, S. J. 2015 In : Australian and International Journal of Rural Education. 25, 2, p. 73-90 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle