Michelle Picard


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Research Biography

Michelle Picard has been researching and working in the fields of Higher Education and Applied Linguistics since 1989 and is interested in all levels of post-secondary education. Her fields of expertise include all levels of academic literacy development including academic integrity, TESOL, higher education, online and blended learning and English for Academic Purposes and supervises in the fields of Education, Applied Linguistics and Media.


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Academic literacy right from the start?: a critical realist study of the way university literacy is constructed at a Gulf university, Rhodes University

1 Jun 20031 Dec 2006

Award Date: 1 Mar 2007

Master of Arts, The serpent both in water and on land : a critical phenomenological investigation of foreign students' experiences of learning English in South Africa

1 Feb 19994 Dec 2000

Award Date: 4 Dec 2000

External positions

Dean Learning and Teaching College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences, Murdoch University

31 Jul 202931 Oct 2007

Acting Executive Dean College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences, Murdoch University

4 Apr 202231 Oct 2007

Deputy Director English Language and Foundation Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia

12 Jul 201612 Jul 2019

Associate Head of School (Learning and Teaching) School of Education, University of Adelaide

3 Feb 201522 Jul 2016

Associate Dean Learning and Teaching Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide

1 Feb 201331 Dec 2014

Director Researcher Education, University of Adelaide

1 Feb 20093 Feb 2015


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Research Areas

  • Language, linguistics and TESOL
  • Literature

Supervisory Interests

  • Online learning
  • English as a foreign language
  • Higher education studies
  • Academic writing for ESL/EFL students
  • Academic advising


  • LB2300 Higher Education
  • Academic integrity
  • Academic Development
  • Academic Literacies
  • Student and Staff Well-being
  • Online education
  • Blended Learning
  • Equity


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