Sue Starfield is a Professor in the School of Education. For 18 years she was the Director of The Learning Centre at UNSW. Her research and publications cover tertiary academic literacies; doctoral writing, writing for publication, postgraduate pedagogy, identity in academic writing and access and equity in higher education. Her research has focused on Writing in the academy: The practice-based thesis as an evolving genre (ARC Discovery Grant 2008-2010) and a A cross-national study of the relative impact of an oral component on PhD examination quality, language and practice (ARC Discovery Grant 2011-2014). She supervises students in the areas of tertiary literacies, advanced academic writing, research genres, access and equity issues for non-native speakers of English in higher education. Ethnographic perspectives on academic writing, co-authored with Brian Paltridge and Christine Tardy is published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. To hear Sue talk about her research focus, click here.