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Dr Anne Thwaite


Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6138, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML16.122
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6138  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML16.122  


Anne is a Lecturer for the School of Education in the Faculty of Education and Arts.

Professional Associations

  • 1994 - Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ASFLA)
  • 1994 - Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA)
  • 1994 - Australian Literacy Educators' Association (ALEA)

Research Interests

  • Language in education
  • Knowledge about language (KAL)
  • Discourse analysis

Staff Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Sydney.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, The University of Sydney, 1984.


Recent Research Grants

  • A Study on the Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in Learning and Teaching English at Tertiary Level in Vietnam,  Vietnam International Education Development of the Ministry of Education and Training,  VIED - Scholarship,  2016 - 2019,  $60,000.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children Learning to Read in the Early Years of School,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $47,185.
  • The Identification of Resources to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development,  Department of Education and Training WA,  Grant,  2007,  $47,185.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Thwaite, A., (2014), Teachers and teacher aides initiating five-year-olds into science. Functional Linguistics, 1(6), online, Heidelberg, Germany, DOI: 10.1186/2196-419X-1-6.
  • Thwaite, A., McKay, G., (2013), Five year olds doing science and technology: How teachers shape the conversation. Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 36(1), 28-37.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Interactive Multimedia (imm), Readling, Learing Difficulties.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Student English Achievement, Attitude And Behaviour In Bilingual And Monolingual Schools In Aceh, Indonesia
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