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The Australian National University

Dr Susy Macqueen

PhD, MA (Applied Linguistics), DELTA, CELTA, B. Mus (ed.)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: +61 (0)2 6125 8289

Research interests


  • Language testing and assessment
  • Second language learning - sociocultural and complexity theory approaches
  • Communication in health care contexts
  • Communication and dementia


Susy Macqueen is Convener of the Master of General and Applied Linguistics at the ANU. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at Language Testing Research Centre, University of Melbourne, where she led several language test development and research projects, including studies of classroom-based assessment, language programs and the impact of high-stakes tests. Her background in education includes teaching in primary and secondary schools in a variety of different contexts in Australia and abroad.  


Researcher's projects

Trustworthiness and safety of Google Translate Translations in obtaining surgical consent RSHA Interdisciplinary Grant, Australian National University

‘I can hear that language but I can’t speak it’: Assessing receptive competence in Mawng at Warruwi Community (Australia) Transdisciplinary and Innovation Grant, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (Led by Ruth Singer, University of Melbourne)

Making conversation in the presence of dementia CASS Internal Grant, Australian National University



Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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Updated:  14 December 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers