Dr Helen Drury

BSc(Hons), GradCert TEFL/TESL, GradDipEd, MA (Applied Linguistics), PhD
Honorary Senior Lecturer
+61 2 9351 7036
+61 2 9351 5027
A35 / 747
The University of Sydney

Office of Learning and Teaching/Australian Learning and Teaching Council award for a decade of development of innovative online programs supporting students in report writing in science and engineering.
Australian Association for Engineering Education Award for programs that enhance learning in the area of Innovation in Curricula Learning and Teaching.

  • Reviewer, Instructional Science 
  • Reviewer, TESOL in Context 
  • Reviewer, English for Specific Purposes 
  • Reviewer, Higher Education 
  • Reviewer, Journal of Academic Language and Learning 
  • Consultant, NSW Department of Health
  • Consultant, Independent Program of Australian Universities (IDP) consultancy with the English Centre at the University of Puwokato, Java, Indonesia
  • Consultant, Queensland Adult Migration Service
  • International Students Unit, University of Birmingham, UK. Academic Exchange 

Book chapters
  • Drury, H. and Muir, M. (2023). "How to construct an evidence-based argument in the sciences." In S. Rowland and L. Kuchel Science + SciComm + Work: Effective Communication in Science Programs – A Practical Guide for Students and Teachers. Springer Nature.
  • Muir, M., Drury, H., Tarr, G., White, F. (2019). "A strategy for enhancing academics' cultural lens: the Knowing Your Students report." In Jamie Hoffman, Patrick Blessinger, Mandla Makhanya (Eds.), Strategies for Facilitating Inclusive Campuses in Higher Education: International Perspectives on Equity and Inclusion, (pp. 145–162). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited. [More Information]
  • Drury, H. (2016). Moving Online to Teach Academic Writing in Science and Engineering: Theory and Practice. In Sheena Gardner, Sian Alsop (Eds.), Systemic Functional Analysis in the Digital Age, (pp. 134–150). Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing Ltd. [More Information]
  • Drury, H., Mort, P. (2015). Engaging Students in Online Learning Environments for Success in Academic Writing in the Disciplines. In Mary Deane, Teresa Guasch (Eds.), Learning and Teaching Writing Online: Strategies for Success, (pp. 151–175). Leiden: Koninklijke Brill NV. [More Information]

Selected Journal Articles
  • Ritchie, H., Oakes, D., Drury, H., Ollerenshaw, S., Hegedus, E. (2023). “Can drawing instruction help students with low visuospatial ability in learning anatomy?” Anatomical Sciences Education, 16(2), 252–65. [More Information]
  • Harvey, A., Drury, H., & White, P. (2020). "Developing animal science and veterinary science students’ communication skills using a multimodal brochure assignment." Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 14(1), 68–86. Retrieved from https://journal.aall.org.au/index.php/jall/article/view/689 
  • Oakes, D., Hegedus, E., Ollerenshaw, S., Drury, H., Ritchie, H. (2019). Using the Jigsaw method to teach abdominal anatomy. Anatomical Sciences Education, 12(3), 272-283. [More Information]
  • Drury, H. (2018). Knowledge building: How interdisciplinary understandings are realised in team negotiation. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 41(2), 157-184. [More Information]

  • Drury, H., Donohue, J., Gardner, S., Moore, T. (2021). The Linguistic Theory of Michael Halliday: its contribution to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and Academic Language and Learning (ALL) Research and Practice. 29th European Systemic Functional Linguistics Association (ESFLA) Conference, Leiria, Portugal: ESFLC2019 (CELGA-ILTEC, University of Coimbra & Polytechnic of Leiria).
  • Muir, M., Drury, H. (2019). Interdisciplinary Teamwork and Knowledge Building. International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - ISSOTL, TBA: International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Drury, H. (2018). Halliday's legacy for Academic Language and Learning: an applicable linguistics. AALL