Currently Convenor of French Studies at Monash University, Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet holds various French degrees. She first graduated in International Relations, followed by a Masters in Chinese studies. She started working as a business consultant for French companies in China and in Taiwan, and then gained international experience during ten years by working for different French companies and organisations in India, and in Malaysia. Progressively involved in educational activities, Nadine expanded her field expertise by gaining a Masters in Language Policy and a PhD in Applied Linguistics. Recruited by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004, she spent four years in Iran and three years in Vietnam, as an expert in education, before being appointed as a Lecturer at Monash University in 2011.
A French native speaker, Nadine is fluent in English, has a sound command of Mandarin, and basic knowledge in German and Persian. She is currently involved in teaching, curriculum design, and supervision of postgraduate students in Applied Linguistics and in Translation.
Her current research interests include Intercultural Communication, Transnational Education and Language policy. She is coordinating Study Abroad programs in School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, and is Executive Committee member of Language and Society Centre.