1993 …2019

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Personal profile


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

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Psychological and academic adaptation of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong universities

    Yu, B., Mak, A. S. & Bodycott, P., 21 Nov 2019, In : Studies in Higher Education. 39, 2, p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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 Publishers, 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

  • 14 Citations (Scopus)