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Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, Curtin University

Toni Dobinson is an Associate Professor and Discipline Lead in Applied Linguistics, TESOL and Languages in the School of Education at Curtin University, Australia. She coordinates and teaches the Post Graduate Programmes in this area at the Bentley Campus and at a provider institution in Vietnam (SEAMEO RETRAC). Previously she was involved in language teacher education at the British Council in Cairo and International House in the Sultanate of Oman. She is the winner of multiple teaching awards at faculty, university and national level (Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT)) for her culturally and linguistically inclusive approach to teaching. She researches in the areas of language teacher education, language and identity, language and social justice, translingual practices and language in migrant communities. Her PhD investigated the experiences of Asian English language teachers in Australia and Vietnam. She has published in numerous Tier 1 journals including the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, HERD, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education and Language Teaching Research. She is the co-editor of the book Literacy Unbound: Multiliterate, Multilingual, Multimodal (2019, Springer). ORCID ID:


  • –present
    Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, Curtin University


  • 2013 
    Edith Cowan University, PhD Applied Linguistics/Education