Advisory Board

The Advisory Board has a membership of highly regarded industry representatives, external to the university and high level internal colleagues.

The Advisory Board Terms of Reference:

  • provide expert external advice on current LTRC projects
  • comment on proposed new LTRC projects
  • advise on strategic opportunities for research and consultancy work
  • advise on current issues and trends in industry, government and education
  • assist with dissemination of research outcomes and applications
  • assist in raising awareness of LTRC expertise within the University of Melbourne, in the wider tertiary sector and beyond
  • review the terms of reference of the advisory group on an annual basis

Advisory Board Members

  • Helen Zimmerman (Chair)Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Navitas
    Past President, International Education Association of Australia
  • Brett Blacker - Chief Executive Director, English Australia
  • Dr Russell Cross - Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Lynn Davie - Director, Teaching and Learning Branch, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • Associate Professor Cathie Elder - Associate Professor & Principal Fellow, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Sue Elliot - Deputy Provost, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International)
  • Andrew Ferguson - President, Modern Language Teachers Association of Victoria
  • John Firth - CEO, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA); member of ACARA
  • Robert Foote - Manager, Development NAATI
  • Anna Ivanova - Head of Development, Australian Defence Force School of Languages
  • Kathy Kirby - Executive Director, AsiaLink and Asia Education Foundation
  • Professor Joe Lobianco - Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Tim McNamara - Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • Mark Melican - Principal, Blackburn English Language School
  • Associate Professor Angela Scarino - Director, Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of South Australia
  • Professor Alredo Martinez-Esposito - Head of School, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Gillian Wigglesworth - Professor Applied Linguistics, School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • Associate Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron - Associate Professor in Healthcare Communication, Department of Medical Education, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne