Sanna Peden

Dr, BA PhD W.Aust., CELTA

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Personal profile

Roles and responsibilities

I coordinate the University's academic English program and support students in developing their research, writing, presentation and language skills, with a particular emphasis on working with students with English as a second or subsequent language. I coordinate the Post Entry Language Assessment, and I am the STUDYSmarter (Academic Skills Centre) faculty liaison for Health and Medical Sciences.

I am a National Councillor and the UWA Branch President of the National Tertiary Education Union, and I am a professional & general staff representative on Academic Board. I am also a poet, and my first collection straight lines was published in 2018 by Mulla Mulla Press.

Previous positions

Lecturer, European Studies (UWA)
Research & Marketing Officer, Faculty of Education (UWA)
Project Officer, WestOne (WA Department of Education)
Project Officer, WA Electoral Commission

Teaching overview

Academic Writing in English
Introductory Academic Program (Australia Award)
English Language Bootcamp
COMM1901 - Communication in Practice
EURO1101 - Europe Now
EURO2201 - Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History
EURO2205/3305 - Screening Europe
EURO2212/3312 - Quills to Mice: history of communication
EURO2224/3324 - Fantasy, Fairytale and Imagination
EURO3302 - Imagined homelands: ethnicities and nationalisms
GEND3903 - Screening Gender




Higher education, equity & access, national identity, Europe, cinema, English language, student support, student experience, academic skills


English (fluent)
Finnish (fluent)
French (intermediate)
Swedish (reading)
Wadjuk Noongar (basics)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

External positions

Branch President, National Tertiary Education Union

16 Oct 2018 → …

Industry keywords

  • Communications
  • Creative Arts
  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Academic writing and composition
  • English language development
  • Public speaking
  • Trade unionism
  • National identity
  • Cinema
  • European cinema
  • European cultural history
  • Higher Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Teaching And Learning
  • Teacher Education
  • Writing pedagogy
  • Poetry


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