- BA, Melbourne University
- Royal Society of Arts (RSA): Certificate [CELTA] and Diploma [DELTA]
- MA in Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University
- PhD, Macquarie University
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Miranda first completed a BA, majoring in Criminology and Philosophy. She then moved into the field of EFL and has since worked in Australia, England, Slovakia and Hong Kong as both a teacher and a manager. During her teaching career, she has gained experience in many areas of teaching, such as EAP, ESP and Computer Assisted Language Learning. She is now teaching a number of different English enhancement courses for undergraduates. She also teaches thesis writing skills to postgraduate students and co-teaches a core module on discourse analysis on the Centre’s MA in Applied Linguistics. Her main areas of interest are discourse analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics in particular appraisal analysis, Communication across the Curriculum and EAP course development. She completed her PhD in the area of needs analysis of new curricula.
Special Interest Groups:
CAES Management Committee,Teaching and Learning
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Other Major Administrative Roles:
- Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee, CAES
- Member, Centre Management Committee, CAES
- Chair, Communication Intensive Course Committee, HKU
Selected Publications / Presentations:
- Legg, M., Pat, K., Roberts, S. & Welland, R. (2014) Academic English: Skills for Success (2nd ed.). HKU Press.
Grants / Awards / Other Achievements:
- The University of Hong Kong Outstanding Teaching Award 2014
- Teaching Development Grant: Evaluation of the Core University English Course. Principal Investigator, 2012 – 2013.
- Teaching Development Grant: The Development and Pilot of a General University English Course for the 2012 Four-year Curriculum. Principal Investigator, 2009 – 2011
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