(BA (Hons), Dip Bus Admin, CATE, CLTA) is a Senior Lecturer in Communication Studies at the Auckland University of Technology. Her specialist teaching area is in foundation studies, with particular focus on the development of academic writing skills. She has taught at secondary and tertiary levels in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. All of her teaching has involved working with students from a wide range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. She is also co-author of two textbooks: Communication in Practice: Skills for the Workplace
(Pearson Education, 2001) and Communication Plus: A Spiral for Success
(Pearson Education, 2002).