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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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