Margaret Cargill

Dr Margaret Cargill

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).

  • 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
  • Position: Adjunct Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137252
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  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Davies, floor 2
  • Org Unit: Agricultural Science

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