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Peter Roger is the Director of Programs in Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University.  A medical graduate from the University of Sydney, he received his PhD from the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Sydney in 2003. Drawing upon his dual backgrounds in medicine and linguistics, his research interests lie in the broad area of health communication, with a particular focus on topics relating to linguistic diversity.  Peter also has a research and PhD supervision profile in the area of second language acquisition, where his specific interests concern the links between language learning, motivation and identity, particularly as these issues relate to today’s rapidly globalising world.  His fields of research endeavour are united by the common themes of linguistic diversity and social inclusion.

Peter teaches a course unit on second language acqusition as part of the Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL program.  He also teaches the undergraduate unit "Language, Globalisation and World Englishes", and gives guest lectures in the areas of bilingual aphasia and interpreter-mediated healthcare encounters.  He is co-author (with Sally Candlin) of Communication and Professional Relationships in Healthcare Practice (Equinox, 2013).

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Aphasia Medicine & Life Sciences
Nurses Medicine & Life Sciences
language Social Sciences
Patient Education Medicine & Life Sciences
Frontal Lobe Medicine & Life Sciences
Communication Medicine & Life Sciences
foreign language Social Sciences
Language Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2011 2015

Research Output 1998 2018

Supporting patient education using schema theory: a discourse analysis

Crawford, T., Roger, P. & Candlin, S. 8 Jan 2018 In : Collegian.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Education
Nurse's Role

The consequences of diverse empathic responses in nurse-patient interactions: a discourse analysis

Crawford, T., Roger, P. & Candlin, S. 24 Mar 2018 In : Journal of Communication in Healthcare.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

‘I’m never going to be part of it’: identity, investment and learning Korean

Gearing, N. & Roger, P. 2018 In : Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 39, 2, p. 155-168 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

world order

Identifying with the L2 self: study abroad experiences of Japanese English language learners

Fryer, M. & Roger, P. 2017 In : Journal of Asia TEFL. 14, 3, p. 443-463 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

studies abroad
English language

New perspectives on understanding cultural diversity in nurse–patient communication

Crawford, T., Candlin, S. & Roger, P. 1 Feb 2017 In : Collegian. 24, 1, p. 63–69 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cultural Diversity
Patient Safety