Fiona has been involved in TESOL education since 1998. She began her career in University English language centres in Australia, before taking up TESOL positions in New Zealand and Japan. Over the last decade, Fiona has led professional development initiatives and fulfilled various roles in education management. Most notably, managing teacher Professional Learning at RMIT University, School of Languages & English, in Vietnam.

Since joining ICTE-UQ in 2015, Fiona has supported students on the Bridging English Program, English for Academic Communication courses in Engineering, Masters of Chinese Translation and Interpretation, and Applied Linguistics, as well as international teachers completing TESOL Methodology programs. She has also delivered programs in Content and Language Integrated Learning on secondment with our partner institutions in China, Japan, and Vietnam.  In 2016, Fiona was appointed as the Senior Teacher, Teacher Training and Professional Development at ICTE-UQ and is an advocate for teacher-directed learning and Peer Partnerships initiatives.

Fiona's publications to date have focused on task-based learning, social media in learning & teaching, and curriculum development in Southeast Asia. Her current doctoral research centres on the professional learning of English Language teachers and leaders in Australian transnational universities.

Connect with Fiona via her TESOL Teacher Talk micro-blog or the ICTE-UQ Chorus page on Facebook. 

Qualifications

  • PhD Linguistics [candidate] (Macquarie University)
  • Masters of Applied Linguistics TESOL (The University of Melbourne)
  • Diploma of Secondary Education (The University of Melbourne)
  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Psychology (Monash University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Deakin University)