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About Associate Professor Thomas Roche PhD

Associate Professor Thomas Roche BA(UQ) BEd(UQ) PhD(Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Thomas is the Director of English Language Programs at Southern Cross University (SCU College), at the Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour & Lismore campuses, Australia. He is the program coordinator for SCU's English Language Proficiency Program (ELP), Under- and Postgraduate Qualifying Programs (UQP and PQP), Career Start in Business (Study Abroad), Career Start in Science (Study Abroad) and the ACCESS program for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) students on humanitarian residency visas. His primary research interests include additional language (L2) learning and teaching: L2 testing, L2 vocabulary knowledge and L2 pronunciation teaching. He is also interested in Middle Eastern cultural studies, though more recently he has focused on higher education pathway programs, including the role of digital literacy in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs.


2016 Present Director, English Language Programs, Southern Cross University SCU College
2016 Present Deputy Director, Southern Cross University SCU College

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20012006 PhD, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany ‐ Fakultät Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften
19931999 BA (English/Psychology); BEd (English/TESOL), The University of Queensland, Australia ‐ Faculty of Arts

Contact Information

SCU College, Building C, Southern Cross University
PO Box 157 (Military Road), Lismore, NSW,  2480, Australia.
T:+61(0)2 66269148  M: +61 (0)417719708  
CRICOS Provider: 01241G


Journal Articles (12)

Books (1)

Book chapters (6)

Conference publications (16)