Department of Linguistics
Dr Jennifer Peck
Formal name: Jennifer Peck
Position: Lecturer; Convenor of Honours in Linguistics
Personal Title: Dr
Qualifications: BA (University of Queensland); MAppLing (University of Queensland); PhD (University of Queensland); Dip Business (Aston UK)
Telephone: +61 2 9850 6876
Fax: +61 2 9850 9352
Location: C5A 513
Dr Jennifer Peck joined the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University in 2003, having previously taught at The University of Queensland, the University of New England and Griffith University. Her main areas of research are related to gender and communication, cross-cultural communication and discourse analysis. Jennifer is now working extensively in the field of online communication, researching current trends in the language of blogging and social networking. Her work on social networking has implications for business and marketing and for education.
Jennifer has taken her research interests into private and government business sectors, advising on Best Practice for Diversity, and delivering training programs in Customer Service in a Diverse Community. Her training programs also encourage the inclusion and advancement of minority groups such as women, indigenous Australians, people from non-English speaking backgrounds and people with disabilities. Jennifer’s earlier corporate background enables her to understand business problems and deliver constructive solutions. She has also worked with recent migrants to Australia, running workshops in Australian Workplace Culture, and she has worked with vision impaired people.
Jennifer has run workshops in gender and communication for the Women’s Network at Macquarie University. She is listed on The Queensland Register of Women.
Jennifer convenes units in the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs in Linguistics, including LING110 (Language: Its Structure and Use), LING248 (Social Networking and Cyberlanguage) and LING957 (Inter and Intra-Cultural Communication). She also teaches on these units. Jennifer is Co-convenor of the Honours Program in Linguistics.
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