Meet our current research students at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies and find out what their research topics are.
All students listed are PhD students except where noted that they are Master's Thesis students. They are listed alphabetically by name. Past research students and their topics are listed on our recent research students page.
Jemima Agnew (MA Thesis)
Thesis title: 'Towards a cross-linguistic model of speech rhythm perception: Tapping to the beat of different languages.'
Supervisor: Dr Sasha Calhoun
Thesis title: 'Formative Assessment Practices in Tertiary Second/Foreign Language Classroom. An Exploratory Comparative Study between Vietnam and New Zealand'
Supervisors: AProf Peter Gu and Prof Averil Coxhead
Hao Thi Thanh Dao
Thesis title: 'Adapting tasks from textbook for low proficiency learners in a Vietnamese university: A participatory Action Research project'
Supervisors: AProf Jonathan Newton and AProf Jean Parkinson
Vy Doan Lan
Thesis title: 'Critical English for Academic Purposes in a Chinese Transnational University: Possibilities and Challenges'
Supervisor: Dr Corinne Seals
Aynur Ismayilli Karakoc
Thesis title: 'Science and "science": polarised identities in interaction on activist Facebook pages'
Supervisors: Dr Derek Wallace and Dr Angi Buettner (School of English, Film, Theatre, Media and Communication, and Art History
Thesis title: 'The effects of different learning conditions on the incidental acquisition of secondary meanings of familiar words in English as a first and second language through reading and listening'
Supervisors: AProf Irina Elgort and Prof Averil Coxhead