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Joseph Lo Bianco is Emeritus Professor of Language and Literacy Educationat the Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne. He serves as Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. In 2012 he was appointed Research Director of the UNICEF Language and Peacebuilding initiative in Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand.
Renata Aliani is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education of the University of Melbourne. She has been the convenor of the Q Research Group since its inception in 2016 and her research focuses on languages, teaching in a range of settings and on teacher education. Additionally, she is involved on several cross-faculty collaborative projects. Her work has influenced advocacy and policy in the public sphere, informed symposia and formed the basis of books and other publications.
Adrian Lundberg is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of School Development and Leadership at Malmö University, Sweden. He has a PhD in Education and his research focuses on investigating stakeholders’ subjective viewpoints about educational issues at the crossroads of multilingualism, equity and policy. He also works and does research in the field of academic development. He is active on X (Twitter) @lundberg_adrian
Nicola Fraschini is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne Asia Institute, where he is the coordinator of the Korean Studies program. He worked at the Sogang University Korean Language Education Centre and at the University of Western Australia. His main research interests are foreign language learner and teacher emotions. He is a co-author of Mission Accomplished: Korean, a two-volume textbook series for learners of Korean language.
Chengwen Yuan is a lecturer in the School of Chinese Language and Literacy, Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. She holds a PhD from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne.Her primary research interests include language teacher development,teaching Chinese as L2 and CLIL. Her PhD thesis focuses on L2 Chinese teachers’ beliefs about motivational teaching in Australian secondary schools via Q methodology. She was awarded the Doctoral Research Prize for 2023 at MGSE.
Fitsum S. Weldegiorgis is senior research consultant with affiliations as an Industry Fellow with Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) at the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia and an Associate with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London. He specialises in socio-economic impacts; economic linkages and structural transformation; and resource governance.
Dana R.H. Doan is a Ph.D. candidate in philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (LFSOP)with a minor in policy analysis at the Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has over 20 years’ work experience leading, consulting, advising, and conducting research with philanthropy and social purpose organizations in the U.S.A., Asia, and Latin America. Dana obtained a master’s degree from the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and a bachelor’s degree in history from Northwestern University. She currently sits on the advisory boards of Teach for Vietnam and Pacific Links Foundation and is a member of the International Sector for Third Sector Research (ISTR) and the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA).
Andrew Buckwell is a researcher at Griffith Business School, at Griffith University in Brisbane. Andrew is an applied environmental economist specialising in valuation of ecosystem services. Andrew has published a number of Q-method papers, particularly focused on socio-ecological systems in Pacific countries.
Shaun Kemp is a secondary school teacher at Melbourne High School, where he teachers Chemistry, Physics and Japanese. He has a PhD in Education. He is a Language Planning and Policy (LPP) researcher specializing in local language planning through the use of Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT).