Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Fiona is now based in Brisbane at the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education at the University of Queensland, where she works as a teacher trainer and Coordinator of Teacher Training and Professional Development. Over the past 20 years, Fiona has strived to achieve excellence in supporting learners and teachers in TESOL, fulfilling various roles in teaching and education management. She has gained valuable experience living and working abroad for extended periods in New Zealand, Japan, and Vietnam, and has facilitated academic development programs at universities in China, Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam. Fiona is also a budding researcher. While her publications to date have focused on curriculum design, social media in the classroom, and teacher development in Asia, her current doctoral research centres on the professional learning of teachers and leaders in Australian transnational university language centres. In her leisure time, Fiona enjoys playing the ukulele in the ICTE-UQ Chorus and riding her scooter to explore Queensland's stunning coast or local farmer's markets in Brisbane.
PhD Linguistics candidate (Macquarie)
Train the Trainer Certificate (Cambridge)
MA Applied Linguistics TESOL (Melb)
Professional Practice TESOL (Melb)
Diploma of Education (Melb)
Grad Dip Educational Psychology (Monash)
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology (Deakin)
Travel photography, playing the ukulele, Vespa scooters.
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