Claire Simpson-Smith

Ms Claire Simpson-Smith

Lecturer

Centre for STEM Education and Innovation

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


I am a lecturer in the Centre for STEM Education and Innovation with a background in Applied Linguistics. My research interest is in using linguistic analysis to inform the teaching of academic literacy, with a particular focus on STEM disciplines.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Scholarship Vice Chancellor and President's Scholarship The University of South Australia Australia -
    2018 Award Academic Medal for Excellence in Graduate Coursework Study Monash University Australia -
  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Simpson-Smith, C. (2021). Persuasion in engineering reports: Evaluative resources and targets in practice. Journal of Research in Applied Linguistics, 43(1), 79-99.
    2020 Simpson-Smith, C. (2020). Writing for engineering: A comparison of student and industry texts. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 43(1), 79-99.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Simpson-Smith, C. (2022). The invisible author? Factors impacting authorial presence in professional engineering written reports. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Sydney.
    2021 Simpson-Smith, C. (2021). Writing objectively: Functional grammar as a tool to improve engineering students' writing style. In 9th Research in Engineering Education Symposium and 32nd Australasian Association for Engineering Education Conference, REES AAEE 2021: Engineering Education Research Capability Development Vol. 1 (pp. 56-64). Research in Enineering Education Network (REEN).
    DOI
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Simpson-Smith, C. (2022). Strategy and constraint: Recoupling of engagement, attitude and ideation in engineering. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Systemic Function Linguistics Association Conference. Sydney.
    2022 Simpson-Smith, C., & Colton, J. (2022). Principles of authentic assessment: a new model from teacher education. Poster session presented at the meeting of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia. Melbourne.
    2022 Simpson-Smith, C. (2022). Poster Presentation: The importance of contextualisation: Combining linguistic and sociological research for the development of engineering students persuasive writing skills. Poster session presented at the meeting of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference. Melbourne.
    2021 Simpson-Smith, C. (2021). How much wriggle room? Engagement as a critical resource in engineering discourse. Poster session presented at the meeting of 1st International Online Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (SFLIG) Conference.
    2021 Simpson-Smith, C. (2021). Evaluation of entities in engineering discourse. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Conference. Brisbane.
    2019 Simpson-Smith, C. (2019). A multifunctional analysis of industrial and academic engineering
    texts
    . Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Systemic Function Linguistics Association Conference. Sydney.
    2018 Simpson-Smith, C. (2018). Is it feasible? A comparison of industry and student engineering
    texts
    . Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Systemic Function Linguistics Association Conference. Adelaide.
Lecturing
Date Lecturer Course Coordinator Course Title Course Code
2022-present x x Communication and Critical Thinking ENG7057
2020 x x Engineering Communication EAL ENG3003
Tutoring
Date Course Title Course Code
2020-2022 Engineering Communication and Critical Thinking ENG7057
2022 Research Methods and Project Management ENG3005
2021-2022 Introduction to Engineering EAL ENG1011
2016-2020 Engineering Communication EAL ENG3003

 

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Australasian Association for Engineering Education Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member Association for Academic Language and Learning Australia
    2018 - ongoing Member Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Email: claire.simpson-smith@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor Level Three
  • Room: 3.17
  • Org Unit: Centre for STEM Education and Innovation

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