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2017 Highly Commended Research/Academic Alumnus of the Year
Brett is standing outside in the Quad, UniSQ Toowoomba, smiling at the camera.

Following his graduation from UniSQ’s Master Degree in Applied Linguistics, Brett has since spent his time devoted to teaching others, both domestically and overseas.

He worked full-time as an Associate Professor at a Japanese Prefectural University for five years, while also performing other lecturing, administrative and research duties. Continuing his passion for educating others, Brett wrote 12 published papers and numerous book reviews, co-authored two textbooks and presented at international Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conferences, while writing regular newspaper columns on bilingualism for overseas publications.

Brett has received a Master of Education and a Master of TESOL, both from UniSQ, and completed the coursework for a Doctorate of Education, with a focus on writing in a second language.

His dozens of academic publications and public speaking roles in both English and Japanese show his dedication to education, many of them focused on the barriers of bilingualism and career development through TESOL. Currently he works as an examiner and language instructor at Griffith University’s English Language Institute and as a lecturer at Griffith College, both based on the Gold Coast.