Gillian (Jill) Wigglesworth is Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne. She is a Chief Investigator and leader of the Melbourne node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language. She has an extensive background in first and second language acquisition and bilingualism, as well as language assessment. Her major research focus is on the multilingual communities in which Indigenous children in remote areas of Australia grow up, the languages they acquired as their first languages, and how these interact with English once they attend school.
BA in History
Dip Ed (TESOL and History)