PhD Candidate, School of Humanities, University of Western Australia
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class Honours), University of Western Australia
New and noteworthy: Recipient of the Margarete Bello Prize in Italian Studies (2018). This prize is awarded to the student with the highest aggregate mark in Italian or Italian Studies Honours units to the value of 24 points in the 2017 academic year.
Currently on secondment as a Future Students Officer within UWA's Future Students Centre.
I plan to undertake further study in languages education, advocating the inclusion of second language study as core curriculum in Australian education.
I completed my Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Italian Studies at The University of Western Australia in 2017. During my Honours year, I was able to conduct research that investigated the cognitive and cultural benefits of second language education (Italian). My dissertation entitled, 'Languages Education and Literacy: The link between Italian as a second language and the development of English and intercultural literacy in Year Three students in Western Australian education' was awarded a mark of 86%. I am passionate about the benefits that languages education offer students and how the study of a second language enhances students' linguistic and cultural repertoires. I wish to dedicate future research ambitions to the cause for languages education to be accepted as core curriculum in Australian education.
Italian (Native Speaker)
French (High Working Proficiency)
Spanish (Intermediate Working Proficiency)
Latin (Limited Working Proficiency)
German (Limited Working Proficiency)