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Associate Professor Tim Moore

Associate Professor, Academic Literacy and Linguistics


Tim Moore joined Swinburne in May 2008 as a lecturer in the area of Linguistics and Academic Literacy. He is currently based in the Office of Student Advancement. He is also an adjunct research associate at Monash University in the School of Languages Cultures and Linguistics.

Tim's main teaching activities are concerned with fostering the development of students' academic and professional literacy abilities within the university. Part of this role is to provide writing and communication support to doctoral students in the Faculty of Health Arts and Design. He also works closely with academic staff to provide advice on the embedding of academic literacies within programs.

Tim's research is broadly concerned with developing understandings of the nature and operations of discourses in society - academic, professional, political etc. His PhD thesis, titled 'Critical thinking and the disciplines', looked at the question of whether critical thinking is best thought of as a generic and universal skill, or one rooted in the epistemologies of specific disciplines. Tim was a founding member of the Association of Academic Language and Learning (AALL), and is co-editor of the Journal of Academic Language and Learning (JALL).

Research interests

Discourse analysis; Academic and professional literacies; Grammar of English; Critical thinking; Philosophy and practice of higher education; Language and assessment; Language of popular culture

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Specialist Studies In Education - 130300
  • Language Studies - 200300
  • Linguistics - 200400

Teaching areas

Writing and Analysing English (HAT 213);Introduction to Linguistics


Also published as: Moore, Tim; Moore, T.; Moore, Tim John; Moore, Timothy
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2012: Literacy practices in the professional workplace: Implications for the IELTS General Training Reading and Writing tests *; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Research Projects

* Chief Investigator

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