Advisory Board

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

Advisory Board terms of reference

The Advisory Board Terms of Reference are to:

  • 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) Advisor, Navitas
    Past President, International Education Association of Australia
  • Gabriella Bertolissi - President, MLTAV
  • Brett Blacker - Chief Executive Director, English Australia
  • Assoc. Professor Russell Cross - Assoc. Professor in TESOL, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Penny Addison - Director, Learning and Teaching Branch, Department of Education and Training
  • Associate Professor Cathie Elder - Principal Fellow (Honorary), School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne
  • 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 of Language and Literacy Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne
  • Professor Tim McNamara - Professor Emeritus in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (Honorary), School of Languages and Linguistics, the University of Melbourne
  • Professor Alfredo Martinez-Esposito - Head of School, School of Languages and Linguistics, the 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