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Citations since 2016
5 Research Items
PhD candidate, University of Queensland (Brisbane)/ Lecturer, University of Southern Queensland Research interests: Adult & English as a second language education, PTSD, psychological trauma, mental health and mental distress, discourses of wellness and resilience, neoliberalism
July 2014 - present
- Course leader, developer and instructor for English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) Course instructor in pathway program
March 2009 - November 2011
Maki School - Global Spot M
- Primarily taught business English to employees at Ishikawajima Heavy Industries (IHI) TOEIC preparation English for specific purposes
April 2004 - August 2008
November 2006 - November 2006
Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural
Field of study
- English language teaching to adults
This qualitative paper examines trauma-informed teaching of English as a second language (ESL) to adults. Trauma is highly prevalent worldwide, and post-traumatic stress negatively affects language learning. A review of the literature identified five major principles for trauma-informed learning: safety, agency, a foregrounding of student identitie...
Reference Data: Wilson, V. (2017). Fukushima and beyond: Teaching trauma survivors. In P. Clements, A. Krause, & H. Brown (Eds.), Transformation in language education. Tokyo: JALT. Increasingly, many English learners come to the classroom with a history of trauma, which can impact on learning and behaviour. In this paper I examine posttraumatic str...
Abstract has been accepted for an edited volume: Opening Up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees, initiated by OLIve (Open Learning Initiative) at Central European University
Doctoral dissertation + 3 published papers: - scoping review -results paper 1 -results paper 2