Dr Bronwyn James

BA(Sydney), GradDipEd(Sydney), GradDipTESOL(UTS), MEd(Deakin), PhD(UOW)

Honorary Senior Lecturer


Phone: +61 2 9114  1320

Fax: +61 2 9351 5027

Building.Room: A35.


TESOL, measurement and assessment in TESOL


  • Outstanding Thesis award, Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong (2012)

  • Special commendation, The Australian Association for Research in Education Award for Doctoral Research in Education (2012)

  • Nomination for the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning (UoW, 2012)

  • ALTC citation James, Moore, Percy, Skillen and Walker For sustained work to collaboratively integrate contextualised academic integrity into curricula (2008)

Professional and community roles

  • Reviewer for the Journal of Academic Language and Learning

  • Reviewer for Higher Education Research and Development

  • Member of the College of Reviewers

  • Reviewer for the Journal of the National University of Singapore Teaching Academy

  • Reviewer Australasian Journal of Peer Learning

  • Reviewer Australian Review of Applied Linguistics

  • Reviewer Journal of Second Language Writing

Selected publications

Book chapters

  • Stevenson, M., James, B., Harvey, A., Kim, M. & Szenes, E. (2018). Reflective writing: A transitional space between theory and practice. In (Eds.. In Kristyan Spelman Miller, Marie Stevenson (Ed.), Transitions in Writing (pp. 264–300), Leiden: Brill.
  • James, B. (2018). Crossing the line: Trading across semiotic systems in the visual and performing art. In Kristyan Spelman Miller, Marie Stevenson (Ed.), Transitions in Writing (pp. 237–263), Leiden: Brill.
  • James, B. (2014). Writing and rewriting: students' negotiations with texts and 'selves'. In Susan Carter, Deborah Laurs (Ed.), Developing Generic Support for Doctoral Students: Practice and pedagogy (pp. 115–118), London: Routledge.

Journal articles

  • James, B. (2020). ALL norms: Using artefacts to navigate 'emic' and 'etic' perspectives. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 14(2), 134–47.
  • James, B. (2018). Closing the gap between text and context in academic writing research - An "impossible" task?. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 36, 99–107. DOI:10.1016/j.jeap.2018.10.003
  • Economou, D. & James, B. (2017). A research writing tool: Designing an online resource for supervisors and students . Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 54(6), 590–600. DOI:10.1080/14703297.2017.1375421
  • 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.