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Susan Hoadley is a lecturer in Linguistics, specialising in academic, discipline specific and professional communication. She has researched and taught in the higher education sector in Australia for nearly 20 years, focusing on the development of language and communication skills. Since 2008, Susan has been involved in teaching and learning, particularly curriculum and instructional design to deliver graduate outcomes. Prior to joining the higher education sector, Susan worked in the financial services industry for over ten years and has considerable business experience.  She holds a PhD in education from Macquarie University, a Diploma of Education from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in linguistics from Macquarie University. Susan is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Susan’s research interests combine her passion for language and education with a keen interest in industry, therefore much of her work is interdisciplinary. In relation to language and education, she has researched and published in specific areas such as the language of examinations and broad areas such as whole-of-institution academic language and learning, and she is an author of the popular higher education resource How to embed discipline-specific discourse. As well as being a co-author of several marketing research articles published in highly ranked journals, Susan is the lead author of a series of articles on finance education (threshold concepts) and of a book chapter on sustainability and marketing discourse due for publication in 2019.

Having come to university and her current role through a non-traditional pathway, Susan has considerable experience in teamwork, collaboration and mentoring in a diverse range of educational and industry contexts. She has a track record of working with other academics and researchers in ways that really make a difference and achieve significant outcomes. Currently, Susan is continuing her research in academic communication and is also investigating language and communication in professions and organisations, particularly in relation to sustainability (economic, social and environmental). Susan is especially interested in research that investigates language in relation to education and/or business.

External positions

Lecturer, Academic and Professional Communication, University of Technology Sydney

22 Feb 201622 Dec 2017

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Projects 2014 2015

Research Outputs 2008 2019

Using experiential learning theory as a framework for undergraduate academic communication development

Herke, M., Hoadley, S. & Wong, D., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Best practices for teaching and learning in languages, literatures and linguistics. Jeon, M., Figueredo, M. & Carra-Salsberg, F. (eds.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Adoption of environment-friendly cars: direct vis-à-vis mediated effects of government incentives and consumers' environmental concern across global car markets

Chu, W., Baumann, C., Hamin, H. & Hoadley, S., 2018, In : Journal of Global Marketing. 31, 4, p. 282-291 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Environmental concern

Customers’ savings rate and share of wallet: the moderating role of religion and ethnicity/immigrant generation vis-à-vis attitude as mediator

Hamin, H., Tung, R. L., Baumann, C. & Hoadley, S., 4 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Strategic Marketing. 26, 5, p. 400-416 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Saving rate
Ethnic groups
Share of wallet

Threshold concepts in finance and the role of mathematics

Hoadley, S., Wood, L., Kyng, T. & Tickle, L., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Advances in Financial Education. Summer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Whole of institution academic language and learning practice: systemic implications

Hoadley, S. & Hunter, K., 10 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Academic Language and Learning. 12, 1, p. A48-A63 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2016 2017

Getting the most out of workplace conversations

Maria Herke (Speaker), Susan Hoadley (Speaker)
28 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Beyond subject silos: the potential of learning management systems to facilitate curriculum transformation

Susan Hoadley (Speaker), Lucy Arthur (Speaker), Elaine Huber (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Lit@MQ Macquarie University Student Literacy Corpus

Maria Herke (Participant), Deanna Wong (Participant), Helen Little (Participant), Susan Hoadley (Participant), Canzhong Wu (Participant)

Activity: Other

Embedding communication into curricula: an approach from Macquarie University

Susan Hoadley (Speaker)
15 Jul 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk