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Pauline Jones

Associate Professor in Language in Education, University of Wollongong

Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, advanced literacy development and disciplinary dialogue.

Her current research focusses on contemporary literacy skills in the disciplines of Science, English and History and how these develop across the years of schooling. She has recently led the Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT) project, a local study of literacy development from preschool to junior secondary. She has also investigated the use of multimodal texts in tertiary science classrooms. Her doctoral students work in a range of areas including multimodality, online learning, classroom discourse studies, literacy development and curriculum in schools and tertiary settings and teacher professional development.

In 2023 she is co-convenor (with Dr Shoshana Dreyfus) of the Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) research group. IDEAS is focussed on the application of theories of linguistics and semiotics to a broad range of social issues including climate change and sustainability. Its membership comprises an intergenerational group of scholars from across UOW and beyond who meet fortnightly in a program of seminars, workshops, and student presentations.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Language in Education, University of Wollongong


  • 2005 
    University of NSW, PhD