Dr Jennifer Peck joined the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in 2003, having previously taught at The University of Queensland, the University of New England and Griffith University.
Her main areas of research are related to gender and communication, cross-cultural communication and discourse analysis. Jennifer is now working extensively in the field of online communication, researching current trends in the language of blogging and social networking.
Her work on social networking has implications for business and marketing and for education.
Jennifer has taken her research interests into private and government business sectors, advising on Best Practice for Diversity, and delivering training programs in Customer Service in a Diverse Community. Her training programs also encourage the inclusion and advancement of minority groups such as women, indigenous Australians, people from non-English speaking backgrounds and people with disabilities.
Jennifer’s earlier corporate background enables her to understand business problems and deliver constructive solutions. She has also worked with recent migrants to Australia, running workshops in Australian Workplace Culture, and she has worked with vision impaired people.
Jennifer has run workshops in gender and communication for Westpac and the Women’s Network at Macquarie University.