Adjunct Senior Lecturer
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Margaret Cargill is an applied linguist specialising in the development of research communication skills for scientists who use English either as a first or an additional language. She has 25 years' experience working intensively with international research students and their supervisors, including in the University's internationally recognised Integrated Bridging Program (1995-2008).Her current research and teaching interests lie in developing, evaluating and delivering appropriate collaborative pedagogies to enable scientists and language specialists together to assist inexperienced authors in getting their research published in the international refereed literature. She is co-author, with Dr Patrick O'Connor, of a successful teaching text on this topic entitled Writing scientific research articles: Strategy and steps (Wiley-Blackwell 2009, 2013, 2021).
Date Position Institution name 2017 - 2020 Visiting Professor Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University 2008 - ongoing Adjunct Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 2008 - ongoing Principal Consultant SciWriting: Communicating science effectively in English 2002 - 2008 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide 1991 - 2001 Lecturer University of Adelaide
Language Competency French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Education 1997 University of South Australia Australia MEd(TESOL) 1969 University of Sydney Australia DipEd 1968 University of Sydney Australia BA
Year Citation 2013 Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2013). Writing Scientific Research Articles: Strategy and steps (2nd ed) (2nd ed.). Wiley. 2009 Cargill, M., & O'Connor, P. (2009). Writing scientific research articles : strategy and steps. UK: Wiley.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Mechanics of Grammar: Theme and Rheme in Engineering Education (MOG TREE) Solution Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alison-Jane Hunter 2006 - 2006 Co-Supervisor Listening and Speaking Skill Development in a Taiwanese Tertiary EFL Context: Manipulating Power-In-Interaction for Participation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Shu-Hui Yu
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