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Peter was appointed as Professor of Teacher and International Education in 2013. His previous positions included working as a university teaching-research academic in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. At UC he coordinates and teaches postgraduate units on research methods and writing for academic publication. Before undertaking an academic career, Peter was a primary school classroom teacher, in NSW Australia.

At the University of Canberra, Peter is the research leader of the Centre for Studies in Teaching and Educational Development (STED). His previous administrative positions include: Director, International Marketing, Recruitment and Internationalisation; Director, International Office; Head, Centre for International Education; Head, Centre for Language Education and Deputy Head, Department of English.

Peter has an established international research profile in the internationalisation of higher education and English as a second language. More recently, his research has expanded to include the internationalisation of curriculum, international student acculturation and support, and interdisciplinary cross-cultural approaches to teaching. Peter works closely with schools, teachers and colleagues in developing teaching, educational reform and international student placement, marketing and recruitment.

Research interests

Research Interests: Internationalisation of education and curriculum; International student acculturation and support; Interdisciplinary cross-cultural approaches to teaching; Issues in international education and development; and First and second language literacy development

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Research Output 2010 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Hong Kong

China: The role of parents in decisions about overseas study.

BODYCOTT, P. & Lai, A., 2017, Understanding Higher Education Internationalization. Mihut, G., Altbach, P. G. & de Wit, H. (eds.). 1 ed. Rotterdam: Sense, Vol. 1. p. 197-202 5 p. (Understanding Higher Education Internationalization).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter


International students on campus: Cultural difference and internationalisation policy and practice

BODYCOTT, P., 2016, Education in the Asia-Pacific Region. Cheng, Y. C., Cheung, A. C. K. & Ng, S. W. (eds.). 1 ed. Singapore: Springer, p. 171-184 14 p. (Education in the Asia-Pacific Region; vol. 28).

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookChapter

cultural difference
cultural capital
cultural diversity
10 Citations (Scopus)
social support

Intragroup conflict during study abroad

BODYCOTT, P., 2015, In : Journal of International Students. 5, 3, p. 244-259 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
studies abroad
ethnic identity