Head of Department
Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger
Associate Professor Jan-Louis Kruger is Head of Department of Linguistics and member of CLaS. He is also extraordinary professor in the School of Languages on the Vaal Triangle Campus of North-West University in South Africa. He holds a PhD in English on the translation of narrative point of view. His main research interests include studies on the reception and processing of audiovisual translation products including aspects such as cognitive load, comprehension, attention allocation, and psychological immersion. He is a co-editor for Perspectives, Studies in Translatology. His current research projects include eye tracking and EEG studies on cognitive load and immersion in film.
Deputy Head of Department
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.