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Dr Victoria Wilson

Dr Victoria Wilson
Name Victoria Wilson
Position Manager (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Language and Learning)
Section UniSQ College (English Language)
Office A248
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1811
Extension 1811
Qualifications BBus QUT , BBus(Hons) QUT , MA UNE , PhD Qld

Victoria Wilson is an interdisciplinary researcher and highly experienced, student-centred adult educator. Her PhD (University of Queensland) is in trauma-informed teaching of English as an additional language to adults. She has presented widely on this topic by invitation at teaching organisations and conferences in Australia, Japan, and France. In addition, Victoria holds a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from UNE, a Bachelor of Business (Journalism) with Distinction, and a Bachelor of Business (Honours) (Communication) from QUT. She has also completed a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Centro de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural (CLIC) International House in Seville, Spain. Prior to joining USQ in 2014, Victoria taught English as a foreign language in Japan for seven years. She has taught and developed courses in English as an additional language since 2004, for all levels of English language learners from a wide range of linguistic backgrounds. Over her working life, she has lived and worked in the UK, Ireland, Japan, and various cities across Australia.

  • Language, Communication and Culture ( 200000 )
  • Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics ( 200401 )
  • English as a Second Language ( 200303 )
  • LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) ( 130207 )
  • Mental Health ( 111714 )
  • Postcolonial Studies ( 200211 )
  • English As A Second Language ( 470306 )
  • Lote ( 390108 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Language Studies ( 470300 )
  • Social Work not elsewhere classified ( 440999 )
  • Social Work ( 440900 )

Dr Victoria Wilson is an interdisciplinary critical qualitative researcher specialising in psychological trauma and communication. Her research aims to amplify the voices of marginalised groups who are often silenced and delegitimised when it comes to their own needs, experiences, and knowledge. She has a special interest in the experiences of refugee-background and international students, neurodivergent people, and female patients in the healthcare system.

Qld Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (QATESOL)
Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSSA)
National Association of Enabling Educators Australia (NAEEA)
International Academic Forum
Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)

Founder of International Trauma Informed Adult TESOL Special Interest Group
Member of Refugee Education Special Interest Group
Member of English Australia Mental Health Special Interest Group
Member of Enabling Educators & Mental Health Special Interest Group
Member of ASTSS Forced Migration Special Interest Group
Member of National Tertiary Education Union

ACS1, EAP7320, EAP7340, ENS7803, TPP111

9 Years

10 Years

Examiner of ACS1 and TPP111