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Professor Rhonda Oliver

Professor Rhonda Oliver Professor Rhonda Oliver
Position Professor
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
School School of Education
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 502D
Phone 08 9266 2169
Fax 08 9266 2547
Email Rhonda.Oliver@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

I have worked in the university sector since the early 1990s.  During this time I have held various positions (including Director of two different research centres, Head of Research and Higher Degrees, Chair Education). I was Director of Research in the School of Education 2013 - 2016. I have achieved an extensive publication record  and I have received nearly $2million in research funding, either solely or as a member of a team (national and international) and have been CI on a number of projects. I have been a plenary speaker at a nymber of national and international conferences and I have presented approximately 100 conference papers at local, national and mostly international conferences.  I have also presented  many invited seminars at institutions around the world including Georgetown University (Washington, DC), Temple University (Phildelphia, USA), Michigan State University (USA), Memphis University (USA), Stirling University (Scotland), University of Hawai’I (USA), University of Auckland, NZ, and, La Trobe, Melbourne.

I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate students and successfully supervised more than 50 post-graduates students to completion.  I am also an active researcher and  have contributed to curriculum change and innovation in WA schools.  I have also served and continue to provide community service in a number of areas.

Memberships, Awards and Training

Memberships

Awards

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Teaching

 

Teaching - Postgraduate

Recent post graduate teaching:

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Research Interests

Research Interests

I am an active researcher and my work has appeared in a number of international journals.  My research focuses on studies of second language acquisition (SLA), particularly for child learners and more recently has involved SLA and the use of tasks for indigenous learners in Australia.  I have also undertaken research on indigenous and international students in the tertiary sector.

Research Projects

Examples of my funded research include:

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Publications

Featured Publications

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Books (Research) - Other

2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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2008

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2007

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2006

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2003

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2002

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2001

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2000

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1999

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1998

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Additional publication categories

2017

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Oliver, R., and A. Azkarai. 2017.“Review of Child Second Language Acquisition (SLA): Examining Theories and Research.”Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. In press.

2016

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2013

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2005

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Oliver, R., Y. Haig, and J. Rochecouste. 2005.“Communicative competence in oral language assessment.”Language and Education 19 (3): 212-222.
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