Hilary's projects

Australia (2018-2021)

Lead researcher in the Australian National University (ANU) linkage grant with Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre for the Gamilaraay Voices project, which provides video materials to supplement the ANU language courses.

The 12 videos and supplementary material can be downloaded here.

Pensioner Hill, Gunnedah, New South Wales

Australia (2018-)

Lead researcher in New South Wales Government Ninangah No More grant to Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre for the Yaama Gamilaraay! project, based in Gunnedah.

The project web pages can be seen here.

Papua New Guinea (2017-)

Consultant to University of Canberra and Together for Education Consortium members (World Vision, Child Fund, Library for All, CIMC - Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council) funded by Australian Aid. The project focuses on education for the first three years of elementary education in Morobe, Madang and Central Provinces.

The project brief can be read here.

Australia (2016-2018)

Grant from the Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (COEDL) to develop a model for language revival of east coast languages in Australia.


Together with a team of linguists at the Australian National University, working on the development of resources to support the Gamilaraay language. These are on YouTube:


Road sign in Gunnedah, New South Wales.

Timor-Leste (2012-2013)

Two projects through ERF for AusAID (the Australian Agency for International Development):

Evaluation of East Timor English Language Program at the National University Timor-Leste (Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e), with Katarina Tuinamuana (Australian Catholic University).

Design for Australia Scholarship Awards 2014-2018 - Timor-Leste Program, with Ceri Bryant and Vince Catherwood.



Thailand - Khon Kaen University (2012)

A series of intensive three-day inservice courses at the Faculty of Education at Khon Kaen University, for English language teaching staff and students, as well as English language teachers from the university's demonstration pre-school, primary and secondary schools.





 Hilary with students at the Demonstration School (Secondary), Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Indonesia - Sampoerna School of Education (2009-2011)

Advisor to the Head of English Faculty at the Sampoerna School of Education in Jakarta. The School is part of a charitable foundation run by the Sampoerna family. The advisory role focused on assisting in the design and implementation of a new teacher education programme for secondary teachers in English and Mathematics.

Lunch with colleagues at the Sampoerna School of Education, Jakarta, Indonesia (Vera Syamsi, Susilowaty, Soepriyatna, and Desi)

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