Partner Centres

The LCT Centre is partnering with other centres of research and practice. If your centre, department or institute is interested in partnering with the LCT Centre, please contact us directly.

SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong, Australia
SMART Infrastructure Facility brings together experts from fields such as transport, water, energy, economics and modelling and simulation and provides a state-of-the-art facility to support applied infrastructure research. SMART are collaborating with the LCT Centre on an ambitious plan to translate LCT concepts into learning algorithms that will enable analysis of text at scale, as a first step towards providing feedback on knowledge-building. Key to this collaboration is Dr Sarah K Howard (IAB Member at the LCT Centre).

Early Start, University of Wollongong, Australia
Early Start combines research, teaching and community engagement in the earliest years of life to help children flourish and realise their potential, particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged backgrounds and living in regional, rural, remote communities. The LCT Centre is collaborating with Dr Sarah K Howard and Dr Elizabeth Duursma on a pilot study of child-carer interactions while reading childrens books. This is co-funded by the University of Wollongong, and the LCT Centre, with the support of industry partner, PiSCEAN Publishers.

Martin Centre for Appliable Linguistics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
The Martin Centre is an internationally oriented research institute focused on applying systemic functional linguistics. The LCT Centre is collaborating with the Martin Centre on:

  • publications, including an edited collection introducing LCT and SFL work on education, due in 2017;
  • conferences, including a week-long conference on academic discourse in December 2018;
  • intensive courses, including December 2018; and
  • sharing research ideas, co-supervising students, and hosting visiting scholars.