Professor Martina Möllering

Professor Martina Möllering


Professor Martina Möllering is an expert of international standing in Language Studies and Linguistics, with research outputs covering second language acquisition, pragmatics and intercultural learning as well as language policy.

Professor Möllering has previously served as Head of the Department of European Languages and Head of the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University. She is a member of the Australian Language and Culture Network (LCNAU) and, with colleagues from the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, has held a major OLT grant to establish a national language studies portal for the Australian tertiary sector. In acknowledgement of her research expertise, Professor Möllering was an invited member of the 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2018 Research Evaluation Committees for the Humanities and Creative Arts in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative conducted by the Australian Research Council.

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts

The Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts is the senior academic officer of the Faculty providing strategic and operational leadership to the Faculty for all learning and teaching, research and research training activities. As a member of the University Executive, the Executive Dean also contributes to the management of the wider University to support the achievement of its Vision.


  • Supporting research that achieves the highest standards of scholarly excellence, advances knowledge and engages with real world challenges.
  • Planning and delivering high-quality contemporary courses that equip undergraduate and postgraduate students for future employment and further study.
  • Attracting capable students and advancing strategies to enhance their learning experience.
  • Engaging academic, industry and government partners to deepen the faculty’s research and ensure that its courses are relevant to the needs of industry and society.
  • Building international relationships that enhance the faculty’s research and teaching performance and contribute to local and global development.

Portfolio areas:

  • Departments:
    – History and Archaeology
    – Indigenous Studies
    – Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature
    – Philosophy
    – Security Studies and Criminology
  • Macquarie Law School
  • Macquarie School of Education
  • Macquarie School of Social Sciences
  • Big History Institute