Dr George Ridgway

BSc Hons, MA (Applied Linguistics), PhD
Lecturer

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7034

Biographical details

George received his PhD in biochemistry from the University of London and Masters in Applied Linguistics from The University of Sydney. Previously he has taught communication skills at the University of Leeds and for the Yorkshire Deanery in the UK. At James Cook University, Queensland, he worked with medical students, junior doctors and specialists to help improve their communication skills, as well as with undergraduate and postgraduate students. George has co-authored a book Making it real. A practical guide to experiential learning (2006). He is currently a lecturer in academic writing and communication at The Learning Centre; and he is an honorary lecturer with the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Science. This involves giving timely and appropriate feedback on student learning and writing in collaboration with students and faculty staff.

Research interests

  • Feedback on postgraduate students’ writing
  • Feedback relationships between the student, her supervisor, and the writing adviser

Teaching and supervision

George teaches academic writing and communication skills in several faculties and schools to undergraduate students, and postgraduate higher degree by research students.

Current projects

  • Modeling academic writing feedback: the aim of this project is to examine a model of feedback negotiated in consultation with the student, the supervisor and the academic language adviser.
  • Digitising the post enrolment language assessment (PELA).

Associations

Association for Academic Language and Learning (AALL).

Journal reviewer

Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

Selected publications

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Books

  • Thistlethwaite, J., Ridgway, G. (2006). Making it Real: a practical guide to experiential learning of communication skills. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Ridgway, G. (2016). Academic writing and plagiarism. In J. Thistlethwaite & J. McKimm (Eds.), Health care professionalism at a glance, (pp. 30-31). London: Wiley.
  • Ridgway, G., Thistlethwaite, J. (2015). Communicating with the patient in primary care settings. In Rick Iedema, Donella Piper, Marie Manidis (Eds.), Communicating Quality and Safety in Health Care, (pp. 36-48). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Thistlethwaite, J., Ridgway, G. (2015). The content and process of simulated patient-based learning activities. In Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman (Eds.), Simulated Patient Methodology: Theory, Evidence and Practice, (pp. 16-22). West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Journals

  • Ridgway, G. (2015). Writing for publication and avoiding pitfalls. The Clinical Teacher, 12(1), 73-77. [More Information]
  • Ridgway, G. (2010). Successful presentations and GP registrars. InnovAiT, 3(7), 422-426.

2016

  • Ridgway, G. (2016). Academic writing and plagiarism. In J. Thistlethwaite & J. McKimm (Eds.), Health care professionalism at a glance, (pp. 30-31). London: Wiley.

2015

  • Ridgway, G., Thistlethwaite, J. (2015). Communicating with the patient in primary care settings. In Rick Iedema, Donella Piper, Marie Manidis (Eds.), Communicating Quality and Safety in Health Care, (pp. 36-48). Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Thistlethwaite, J., Ridgway, G. (2015). The content and process of simulated patient-based learning activities. In Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman (Eds.), Simulated Patient Methodology: Theory, Evidence and Practice, (pp. 16-22). West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ridgway, G. (2015). Writing for publication and avoiding pitfalls. The Clinical Teacher, 12(1), 73-77. [More Information]

2010

  • Ridgway, G. (2010). Successful presentations and GP registrars. InnovAiT, 3(7), 422-426.

2006

  • Thistlethwaite, J., Ridgway, G. (2006). Making it Real: a practical guide to experiential learning of communication skills. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing.

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