Keynote Speaker from the University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr Russell Cross is Senior Lecturer in Language and Literacy Education within the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, where he leads their teaching and research initiatives in languages education and content and language integrated learning. With a focus on the sociocultural and political nature of teachers’ work and knowledge, Russell’s work has appeared in Modern Language JournalTeachers and TeachingLanguage & Education, among others. With Trevor Gale from the University of Glasgow and Carmen Mills from the University of Queensland, Russell is current Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council’s national Discovery Project, Social justice dispositions informing teachers' pedagogy in advantaged and disadvantaged secondary schools.