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Tetiana Bogachenko

Senior Research Officer, Curtin University

Dr Tetiana Bogachenko is a Senior Research Officer in the School of Education, Curtin University. Her research interests include second and foreign language teaching, educational technology, comparative education, equity, and educational change. The overarching aim of her research is to facilitate positive education practices and experience exchange, and to provide better opportunities for underprivileged and challenged communities around the world. Her PhD thesis explored contextualising educational innovation, such as task-based language teaching, in post-Soviet Ukraine. Dr Bogachenko has extensive experience in developing and managing successful educational and research projects in Applied Linguistics (e.g., Bogachenko & Oliver, 2020), providing translation and interpretation services, delivering Academic English language workshops for newly enrolled university students at Bachelor and Master’s levels, conducting successful research projects to support multicultural communities, and researching online communication in distance education courses (see Chen & Bogachenko, 2022). One of the projects managed by Dr Bogachenko included the development of a mobile app for Aboriginal high school students to assist them with transitioning from school to workforce (see Shay et al., 2021). The research team for this project has been chosen as finalists for 2021 Curtin Awards for Research Excellence. Another project under her lead, titled “The role of translanguaging in task-based interaction in the second language classrooms” involves designing Needs Analysis assessment for effective language teaching in heritage language contexts. Dr Bogachenko is also a member of the Ukrainian Association of WA and Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Language and Culture School Board Member.

Bogachenko, T., & Oliver, R. (2020). The potential use of tasks in post-Soviet schools: Case studies from Ukraine. In C. Lambert & R. Oliver (Eds.), Using tasks in second language teaching: Practice in diverse contexts (pp. 162-177). Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Chen, J., & Bogachenko, T. (2022). Online community building in distance education: The case of social presence in conventional Discussion Board versus multimodal VoiceThread interaction. Educational Technology and Society, 52(2), 62-75.

Shay, M., Oliver, R., McCarthy, H. C., Bogachenko, T., & Pryor, B. M. (2021). Developing culturally relevant and collaborative research approaches: A case study of working with remote and regional Aboriginal students to prepare them for life beyond school. The Australian Educational Researcher, 2021.


  • –present
    Senior Research Officer, Curtin University


  • 2016 
    Curtin University, PhD in Education