Head of Department
Professor Jan-Louis Kruger
Professor Jan-Louis Kruger is Head of Department of Linguistics. He holds a PhD in English on the translation of narrative point of view and specialises in the field of audiovisual translation and media accessibility. His research uses eye tracking experiments combined with psychometric instruments and performance measures to investigate the processing of language in multimodal contexts. His main focus is on the processing of language when it has to compete for cognitive resources with auditory and visual information (such as when reading subtitles in film). His current work looks at the impact of redundant sources of information on the reading of subtitles at different presentation rates and in the presence of different languages. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Audiovisual Translation.
Deputy Head of Department (Research)
Professor Linda Cupples
Professor Linda Cupples has been a member of the Linguistics Department at Macquarie University since mid-way through 1991. Prior to that time, she spent 18 months as a lecturer in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, and approximately two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Cognitive Neuropsychology within the School of Behavioural Sciences at Macquarie University.
Deputy Head of Department (Learning and Teaching, International)
Dr Philip Chappell
Phil Chappell has been involved in Applied Linguistics and TESOL for many years, including teaching and managing English language programs internationally and in Australia. He has been in the Linguistics department at Macquarie since 2011, where he teaches and supervises research students in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL programs. His role as Deputy Head focuses on learning and teaching, marketing, and internationalisation. Phil’s research focuses on several aspects of second language teaching and learning, including TESOL methodology, language classroom interaction, language teacher cognition, systemic functional linguistics for language teaching, sociocultural approaches to language learning and teaching, and international English language students' study abroad experiences. He is currently the Executive Editor of the English Australia Journal.