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Acting Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor Martina Möllering

Professor Martina Möllering is Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts. She has previously served as Head of the Department of European Languages and most recently as the Head of the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University. As an expert of international standing in Language Studies and Linguistics, her research outputs have covered different areas of second language acquisition, pragmatics and intercultural learning as well as computer-assisted language learning. She has presented a substantial number of papers in these fields at national and international conferences and her research has been published in sole-authored and co-edited books, as well as in numerous book chapters and internationally recognized journals. Her current work on language in the context of migration has an international and interdisciplinary approach, and includes collaboration with scholars from the research centre for 'Intercultural Study of Literature and Media' at the University of Hamburg.

Martina is a member of the Australian Language and Culture Network (LCNAU), and with colleagues from the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne holds a major OLT grant to establish a national language studies portal for the Australian tertiary sector. In acknowledgement of her research expertise, Martina was invited as member of the 2010 and 2012 Research Evaluation Committees for the Humanities and Creative Arts in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative conducted by the Australian Research Council.