BA Hons (summa cum laude) (Kharkiv State University, USSR), BBus (Swinburne), Candidate of Sciences (Philology, Russian Language) (National University of Kharkiv, Ukraine), PhD Linguistics (Monash University).
- International Pragmatics Association,
- Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor,
- Australasian Association for the Study of Communist and Post-Communist Societies
- Australian and New Zealand Savic Studies Association.