Cert in Edu (Mal), Dip ESL (UM), B.Ed. TESL (UPM), M.A (UPM), PhD (Otago)
Phone: +64 3 479 8489
While completing my PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of Otago, I developed an interest in doctoral education. Since then, my teaching and research has focussed on enhancing the doctoral experience both for the supervisors and their students. Over the last decade, I have developed, disseminated and published on doctoral support, examination and feedback practices. My research philosophy is to produce scholarship that has practical implications. In Otago, I am responsible for the academic development programmes for supervisors and PhD students. Outside Otago, I am invited regularly to provide expertise and teach on doctoral supervision programmes in Australia, Estonia, Finland, India, Japan, Malaysia, Norway and Sweden. I am a founding member of the International Doctoral Education Research Network.
Prior to my 2011 appointment at the University of Otago, I was an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia, where I taught courses in Speech Communication, Thesis Writing, and Psycholinguistics.
Areas of expertise
My research interests are in doctoral support, doctoral examination, feedback practices, humour in academic settings and academic well-being.