Dr Bronwyn James

Senior Lecturer
Head, Academic Enrichment

F03 - Fisher Library
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 1320
Fax +61 2 9351 4865

Selected grants

2015

  • Academic integrity in action: discipline-specific case studies and approaches to preventing academic misconduct; Walker R, James B, Gullifer J, Simon -; Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)/OLT Grants.
  • HDR supervisor training and development in Australian universities: A scoping study.; Laming M, Guerin C, Walker R, James B, Aitchison C; Association for Academic Language and Learning/AALL Research and Resource Development Grant.

2013

  • Bridging Socio-cultural Incongruity in the Education Curriculum; Stevenson M, James B; Department of Education (NSW)/Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme (HEPPP).
  • Writing and supervision support in Higher Degree Research Pedagogy: Connections, models, theories, evidence?; James B, Nelson C; Association for Academic Language and Learning/AALL Research and Resource Development Grant.
  • An oral history of ALL in Australia; James B, Percy A; Association for Academic Language and Learning/AALL Research and Resource Development Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • James, B. (2014). Writing and rewriting: students' negotiations with texts and 'selves'. In Susan Carter, Deborah Laurs (Eds.), Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students: Practice and pedagogy, (pp. 115-118). London: Routledge.

Journals

  • Guerin, C., Walker, R., Aitchison, C., Laming, M., Chatterjee-Padmanabhan, M., James, B. (2017). Doctoral supervisor development in Australian universities: Preparing research supervisors to teach writing. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 11(1), A88-A103.
  • James, B. (2014). Rethinking what it means to write: A contribution from Judith Butler. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 8(1), A14-A23.
  • James, B. (2013). Researching student becoming in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(1), 109-121. [More Information]
  • Mcmahon-Coleman, K., Percy, A., James, B. (2012). "Editorial: Social Inclusion - Are we there yet?". Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6(2), E1-E6.
  • James, B. (2012). Becoming an 'authorised' postgraduate research writer. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 49(1), 41-50.
  • James, B. (2012). Book Review. The right to higher education: Beyond widening participation. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6(2), B1-B3.
  • James, B. (2012). The right to higher education: Beyond widening participation. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6(2), B1-B3.
  • Hoban, G., Lefoe, G., James, B., Curtis, S., Kaidonis, M., Hadi, M., Lipu, S., McHarg, C., Collins, R. (2004). A Web Environment Linking University Teaching Strategies with Graduate Attributes. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 1, 10-19.
  • McInnes, D., James, B. (2004). Engaging with the personal: Theories of Writing Meet Theories of the Body. International Journal of Learning, 10, 1013-1027.
  • Percy, A., James, B., Stirling, J., Walker, R. (2004). Learning advising practice and reform: A perspective from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Journal for Educational Reform.
  • Collins, R., Percy, A., James, B. (2003). Enhancing the learning and employability of university graduates. Business Higher Education Round Table.
  • James, B., McInnes, D. (2002). Academic identities in undergraduate and post graduate writing practice: Silences, Voices, Negotiations. International Journal of Learning, 2.
  • James, B. (1996). Writing critically in Visual and Performing Arts. International Journal of Learning, 3(1), 20-21.

Conferences

  • Walker, R., James, B., Gullifer, J., Simon, -. (2016). Academic integrity in action: discipline-specific approaches to promoting academic integrity and minimizing the risk of academic misconduct. Higher Education Compliance and Quality Network Forum.
  • Guerin, C., Aitchison, C., Chatterjee-Padmanabhan, M., James, B., Laming, M., Walker, R. (2016). Preparing supervisors to support doctoral writing in Australia: Absence, Uncertainty, and Diversity. Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, TBA: The QPR Organising Committee.
  • James, B. (2016). The ALL Centres: how do we demonstrate our contribution to the positive student experience, retention and success at pathways, undergraduate and postgraduate levels? The use of data analytics, reporting, etc. AALL Heads of Centres Conference Promoting National Collaboration among Academic Language and Learning, N/A: ALL Centres.
  • Economou, D., James, B. (2016). The Research Writing Tool: Supporting conversations about writing development between students and supervisors. Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, TBA: The QPR Organising Committee.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2016). The sharing of practice and research across international boundaries. International Consortium of Academic Languages and Learning Developers. International Consortium of Academic Languages and Learning Developers.
  • James, B., Walker, R., Gullifer, J., Simon, -. (2015). Academic Integrity in action:discipline specific approaches to academic integrity (OLT project workshop). Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, TBA: APFEI.
  • Harvey, A., Russell-Mundine, G., James, B. (2015). Promoting Indigenous perspectives within curricular and co-curricular contexts: Reflections on the Academic Literacy for Cultural Competence project. Cultural Competence is Everyone's Business: Sydney Teaching Colloquium. Sydney University.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2015). The sharing of practice and research across international boundaries. European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference Project Meeting, TBA: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW).
  • Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E., Kim, M., Stevenson, M. (2015). The theoretical shaping of embedded writing instruction. Academic Writing in Multiple Scholarly , Socio-Cultural, Instructional and Disciplinary Contexts: Challenges and Perspectives: 8th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Teaching and Academic Writing (AETAW). European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW).
  • Kim, M., Stevenson, M., Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E. (2014). Assessment rubrics and assignment models - student interpretations: curriculum implications. Is our assessment up to standard. Sydney Teaching Colloquium: Is Our Teaching Up to Standard?, Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney.
  • Kim, M., Stevenson, M., Simpson, A., Chan, A., Johnson, R., Pollard, N., Raymond, J., Shirley, D., Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E. (2014). Assessment: Engaging with communication standards. Sydney Teaching Colloquium, Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E., Kim, M., Stevenson, M. (2014). Embedding at the pointy end of faculty concerns: Curriculum renewal. AALL Symposium, TBA: Queensland University of Technology.
  • Stevenson, M., James, B., Kim, M., Szenes, E., Harvey, A. (2014). Moving between practice, theory and reflection: First year education students becoming reflective practitioners. SIG Conference on Writing Research, TBA: SIG.
  • James, B., Harper, R. (2013). AALL Heads/Managers of units meeting. 11th Biennale Conference for the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • Percy, A., James, B., Beaumont, T., Al-Mahmood, R. (2013). Making histories: Developing an Oral History of Academic Language and Learning in Australia. 11th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Languages and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2013). Trading across semiotic systems: Exploring the issue of making meaning across writing and painting in higher education research projects in the visual arts. Fifth Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing.
  • James, B. (2012). Creating a place at the table or getting a seat in the boat: Reflections on a strategy to position Academic Language and Learning work in relation to national agendas. 2011 Annual International Conference of the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ), Wellington: Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ).
  • James, B. (2011). Academic language and learning practice: Reflections on what, how and why Invited workshop for colleagues who are new to the academic language and learning field. Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2011). Creating a place at the table - Or getting a seat on the boat. Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand. Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2011). Promoting ongoing cross institutional AALL collegiality, professionalism and research. Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2010). Becoming an ‘authorised’ postgraduate research writer. Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement. Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2009). ALL collaborations: Learning and working together beyond the boundaries of our institutions. Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2008). Practices and subjects of intelligibility. 12th Writing Development in Higher Education Conference. Writing Development in Higher Education.
  • James, B., Moore, P., Wallace, M., Bowen, I. (2007). Educational integrity: Broadening learning and teaching responses. Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational integrity. Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational integrity.
  • Bowen, I., James, B., Moerman, L., Moore, P., Percy, A., Purser, U., Rose, E., Wallace, M. (2007). Stakeholders in academic integrity: Embedding academic literacies into three professional degree programs. 8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B., Dearlove, J., Jamieson, H., Moore, P., Percy, A., Rose, E., Purser, U., Rossetto, L. (2007). Towards benchmarking AALL practices-roundtable. 8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • Lee, A., Aitchison, C., Knowles, S., Grant, B., James, B., Kamler, B. (2006). New questions for research writing. CEDAM. CEDAM.
  • James, B., Chen, H., Derewianka, B. (2005). Self-representation of graduate students in academic writing. International Systemic Functional Congress. International Systemic Functional Congress.
  • James, B., McInnes, D. (2005). The Truth is out there - issues and challenges from a critical discourse approach to academic writing pedagogy. In Approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis. Universitat de Valencia, Servei de Publicacions.
  • James, B., Skillen, J., Percy, A., Tootell, H., Irvine, H. (2004). From integration to transformation. 2003 Biannual Language and Academic Skills In Higher Education Conference. Language and Academic Skills In Higher Education.
  • Trivett, N., Skillen, J., James, B. (2001). New partnerships in supporting postgraduate research. Proceedings of the 2001 Annual HERDSA Conference. Newcastle: HERDSA. HERDSA.
  • Pollock, E., Trivett, N., Skillen, J., Percy, A., James, B. (2001). The Unilearning project: online academic learning support. Proceedings of the 2001 Annual HERDSA Conference. Newcastle: HERDSA. HERDSA.
  • James, B., Pennell, R., Martinez, G., Shepherd, M. (2000). Inspector Morse in Cyberspace. 17th Annual Conference of ASCILITE, Lismore: Southern Cross University Press.
  • James, B. (1997). Social Identities and Literacy Practices. First National Conference on Tertiary Literacy: Research and Practice. First National Conference on Tertiary Literacy.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • James, B. (2015). Why students queue at campus learning centres. Sydney Morning Herald.
  • James, B. (2011). TEQSA role to safeguard language standards. The Australian - Higher Education.
  • James, B. (2010). Disciplined English. The Australian - Higher Education.

Other

  • Maxwell, J., James, B. (2012), ALL practice and research database: Sharing practice and research beyond the boundaries of our institutions. The Association for Academic Language and Learning. [More Information]
  • James, B., Dearlove, J., Jamieson, H., Moore, P., Percy, A., Rose, E., Purser, U., Rossetto, L., Skillen, J. (2007), Towards benchmarking AALL practices.
  • McInnes, D., James, B. (2006), Critical discourse analysis in academic writing pedagogy: more reflexive considerations.
  • Scoufis, M., Carmichael, E., James, B. (1999), On the track: Critical thinking in assignment writing.
  • James, B., Scoufis, M., Farrell, H., Carmichael, E. (1999), Unravelling the Mysteries of Critical Thinking.
  • James, B., Scoufis, M., Carmichael, E., Farrell, H., Driscoll, K., Craigie, D. (1996), Critical Analysis: What is it?.

2017

  • Guerin, C., Walker, R., Aitchison, C., Laming, M., Chatterjee-Padmanabhan, M., James, B. (2017). Doctoral supervisor development in Australian universities: Preparing research supervisors to teach writing. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 11(1), A88-A103.

2016

  • Walker, R., James, B., Gullifer, J., Simon, -. (2016). Academic integrity in action: discipline-specific approaches to promoting academic integrity and minimizing the risk of academic misconduct. Higher Education Compliance and Quality Network Forum.
  • Guerin, C., Aitchison, C., Chatterjee-Padmanabhan, M., James, B., Laming, M., Walker, R. (2016). Preparing supervisors to support doctoral writing in Australia: Absence, Uncertainty, and Diversity. Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, TBA: The QPR Organising Committee.
  • James, B. (2016). The ALL Centres: how do we demonstrate our contribution to the positive student experience, retention and success at pathways, undergraduate and postgraduate levels? The use of data analytics, reporting, etc. AALL Heads of Centres Conference Promoting National Collaboration among Academic Language and Learning, N/A: ALL Centres.
  • Economou, D., James, B. (2016). The Research Writing Tool: Supporting conversations about writing development between students and supervisors. Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, TBA: The QPR Organising Committee.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2016). The sharing of practice and research across international boundaries. International Consortium of Academic Languages and Learning Developers. International Consortium of Academic Languages and Learning Developers.

2015

  • James, B., Walker, R., Gullifer, J., Simon, -. (2015). Academic Integrity in action:discipline specific approaches to academic integrity (OLT project workshop). Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, TBA: APFEI.
  • Harvey, A., Russell-Mundine, G., James, B. (2015). Promoting Indigenous perspectives within curricular and co-curricular contexts: Reflections on the Academic Literacy for Cultural Competence project. Cultural Competence is Everyone's Business: Sydney Teaching Colloquium. Sydney University.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2015). The sharing of practice and research across international boundaries. European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference Project Meeting, TBA: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW).
  • Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E., Kim, M., Stevenson, M. (2015). The theoretical shaping of embedded writing instruction. Academic Writing in Multiple Scholarly , Socio-Cultural, Instructional and Disciplinary Contexts: Challenges and Perspectives: 8th Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Teaching and Academic Writing (AETAW). European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing (EATAW).
  • James, B. (2015). Why students queue at campus learning centres. Sydney Morning Herald.

2014

  • Kim, M., Stevenson, M., Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E. (2014). Assessment rubrics and assignment models - student interpretations: curriculum implications. Is our assessment up to standard. Sydney Teaching Colloquium: Is Our Teaching Up to Standard?, Sydney, NSW: University of Sydney.
  • Kim, M., Stevenson, M., Simpson, A., Chan, A., Johnson, R., Pollard, N., Raymond, J., Shirley, D., Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E. (2014). Assessment: Engaging with communication standards. Sydney Teaching Colloquium, Sydney: The University of Sydney.
  • Harvey, A., James, B., Szenes, E., Kim, M., Stevenson, M. (2014). Embedding at the pointy end of faculty concerns: Curriculum renewal. AALL Symposium, TBA: Queensland University of Technology.
  • Stevenson, M., James, B., Kim, M., Szenes, E., Harvey, A. (2014). Moving between practice, theory and reflection: First year education students becoming reflective practitioners. SIG Conference on Writing Research, TBA: SIG.
  • James, B. (2014). Rethinking what it means to write: A contribution from Judith Butler. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 8(1), A14-A23.
  • James, B. (2014). Writing and rewriting: students' negotiations with texts and 'selves'. In Susan Carter, Deborah Laurs (Eds.), Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students: Practice and pedagogy, (pp. 115-118). London: Routledge.

2013

  • James, B., Harper, R. (2013). AALL Heads/Managers of units meeting. 11th Biennale Conference for the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • Percy, A., James, B., Beaumont, T., Al-Mahmood, R. (2013). Making histories: Developing an Oral History of Academic Language and Learning in Australia. 11th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Languages and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2013). Researching student becoming in higher education. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(1), 109-121. [More Information]
  • James, B. (2013). Trading across semiotic systems: Exploring the issue of making meaning across writing and painting in higher education research projects in the visual arts. Fifth Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing. Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing.

2012

  • Mcmahon-Coleman, K., Percy, A., James, B. (2012). "Editorial: Social Inclusion - Are we there yet?". Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6(2), E1-E6.
  • Maxwell, J., James, B. (2012), ALL practice and research database: Sharing practice and research beyond the boundaries of our institutions. The Association for Academic Language and Learning. [More Information]
  • James, B. (2012). Becoming an 'authorised' postgraduate research writer. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 49(1), 41-50.
  • James, B. (2012). Book Review. The right to higher education: Beyond widening participation. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6(2), B1-B3.
  • James, B. (2012). Creating a place at the table or getting a seat in the boat: Reflections on a strategy to position Academic Language and Learning work in relation to national agendas. 2011 Annual International Conference of the Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ), Wellington: Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa/New Zealand (ATLAANZ).
  • James, B. (2012). The right to higher education: Beyond widening participation. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 6(2), B1-B3.

2011

  • James, B. (2011). Academic language and learning practice: Reflections on what, how and why Invited workshop for colleagues who are new to the academic language and learning field. Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2011). Creating a place at the table - Or getting a seat on the boat. Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand. Association of Tertiary Learning Advisors of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2011). Promoting ongoing cross institutional AALL collegiality, professionalism and research. Tenth Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B. (2011). TEQSA role to safeguard language standards. The Australian - Higher Education.

2010

  • James, B. (2010). Becoming an ‘authorised’ postgraduate research writer. Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement. Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement.
  • James, B. (2010). Disciplined English. The Australian - Higher Education.

2009

  • James, B., Maxwell, J. (2009). ALL collaborations: Learning and working together beyond the boundaries of our institutions. Association for Academic Language and Learning Conference. Association for Academic Language and Learning.

2008

  • James, B. (2008). Practices and subjects of intelligibility. 12th Writing Development in Higher Education Conference. Writing Development in Higher Education.

2007

  • James, B., Moore, P., Wallace, M., Bowen, I. (2007). Educational integrity: Broadening learning and teaching responses. Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational integrity. Asia-Pacific Conference on Educational integrity.
  • Bowen, I., James, B., Moerman, L., Moore, P., Percy, A., Purser, U., Rose, E., Wallace, M. (2007). Stakeholders in academic integrity: Embedding academic literacies into three professional degree programs. 8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.
  • James, B., Dearlove, J., Jamieson, H., Moore, P., Percy, A., Rose, E., Purser, U., Rossetto, L., Skillen, J. (2007), Towards benchmarking AALL practices.
  • James, B., Dearlove, J., Jamieson, H., Moore, P., Percy, A., Rose, E., Purser, U., Rossetto, L. (2007). Towards benchmarking AALL practices-roundtable. 8th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language and Learning. Association for Academic Language and Learning.

2006

  • McInnes, D., James, B. (2006), Critical discourse analysis in academic writing pedagogy: more reflexive considerations.
  • Lee, A., Aitchison, C., Knowles, S., Grant, B., James, B., Kamler, B. (2006). New questions for research writing. CEDAM. CEDAM.

2005

  • James, B., Chen, H., Derewianka, B. (2005). Self-representation of graduate students in academic writing. International Systemic Functional Congress. International Systemic Functional Congress.
  • James, B., McInnes, D. (2005). The Truth is out there - issues and challenges from a critical discourse approach to academic writing pedagogy. In Approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis. Universitat de Valencia, Servei de Publicacions.

2004

  • Hoban, G., Lefoe, G., James, B., Curtis, S., Kaidonis, M., Hadi, M., Lipu, S., McHarg, C., Collins, R. (2004). A Web Environment Linking University Teaching Strategies with Graduate Attributes. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 1, 10-19.
  • McInnes, D., James, B. (2004). Engaging with the personal: Theories of Writing Meet Theories of the Body. International Journal of Learning, 10, 1013-1027.
  • James, B., Skillen, J., Percy, A., Tootell, H., Irvine, H. (2004). From integration to transformation. 2003 Biannual Language and Academic Skills In Higher Education Conference. Language and Academic Skills In Higher Education.
  • Percy, A., James, B., Stirling, J., Walker, R. (2004). Learning advising practice and reform: A perspective from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Journal for Educational Reform.

2003

  • Collins, R., Percy, A., James, B. (2003). Enhancing the learning and employability of university graduates. Business Higher Education Round Table.

2002

  • James, B., McInnes, D. (2002). Academic identities in undergraduate and post graduate writing practice: Silences, Voices, Negotiations. International Journal of Learning, 2.

2001

  • Trivett, N., Skillen, J., James, B. (2001). New partnerships in supporting postgraduate research. Proceedings of the 2001 Annual HERDSA Conference. Newcastle: HERDSA. HERDSA.
  • Pollock, E., Trivett, N., Skillen, J., Percy, A., James, B. (2001). The Unilearning project: online academic learning support. Proceedings of the 2001 Annual HERDSA Conference. Newcastle: HERDSA. HERDSA.

2000

  • James, B., Pennell, R., Martinez, G., Shepherd, M. (2000). Inspector Morse in Cyberspace. 17th Annual Conference of ASCILITE, Lismore: Southern Cross University Press.

1999

  • Scoufis, M., Carmichael, E., James, B. (1999), On the track: Critical thinking in assignment writing.
  • James, B., Scoufis, M., Farrell, H., Carmichael, E. (1999), Unravelling the Mysteries of Critical Thinking.

1997

  • James, B. (1997). Social Identities and Literacy Practices. First National Conference on Tertiary Literacy: Research and Practice. First National Conference on Tertiary Literacy.

1996

  • James, B., Scoufis, M., Carmichael, E., Farrell, H., Driscoll, K., Craigie, D. (1996), Critical Analysis: What is it?.
  • James, B. (1996). Writing critically in Visual and Performing Arts. International Journal of Learning, 3(1), 20-21.

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