I take pride in being a teaching practitioner and consider this background essential to my academic work
Dr Kerry Taylor-Leech comes from a teaching background, she has taught in secondary schools, adult migrant education and higher education in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. Her research explores the intersections between language policy, development, identity, education and literacy in multilingual contexts. She also researches the relationship between language and settlement for adult immigrants. In addition, she has an ongoing interest in the teaching and learning of languages.
Kerry has presented at a number of national and international conferences specifically about her research in Timor-Leste including:
World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Language and Migration Research Network (AILA), Language Policy Research Network (AILA), Applied Linguistics Associations of Australia and New Zealand (ALAA-ALANZ),Australian Linguistics Society (ALS), Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) and Australian East Timor Studies Association (AETA)
Policy Studies editor for the Current Issues in Language Planning Journal, Revista Brasileira de Linguística Aplicada and Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Kerry is interested in supervising postgraduate research which focuses on language and literacy acquisition; language policy and planning; language (bilingual/multilingual) education; linguistic landscape, language and literacy development with particular reference to developing and diverse contexts; language and identity, migration and settlement. Kerry's research highlights include:
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