Dr Victoria Wilson


Dr Victoria Wilson
NameDr Victoria Wilson
Email Addressvictoria.wilson@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleLecturer (Pathways)
QualificationsBBus QUT, BBus(Hons) QUT, MA UNE, PhD Qld
DepartmentUniSQ College (English Language)
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5097-5090
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Biography

Victoria Wilson is an interdisciplinary qualitative researcher committed to amplifying unheard voices in education and health. Her research is focused on investigating and finding solutions to systemic communication barriers with under-represented groups in order to improve educational and health equity.

She undertook her PhD at the University of Queensland on trauma-informed second language teaching in the Australian university context, and has published and presented widely on this topic.

In addition to her PhD, Victoria has a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics (UNE), a Bachelor of Business (Journalism) with Distinction (QUT), a Bachelor of Business- Honours (Communication) (QUT), and a Cambridge CELTA (Seville). Victoria taught English as a Foreign Language in the private sector in Nagoya and Fukushima, Japan for 7 years prior to starting employment at University of Southern Queensland in 2014.

Expertise

trauma-informed TESOL, inclusive adult education, refugee education

Teaching

TPP0111, ACS1

Fields of Research

  • 390108. LOTE, ESL and TESOL curriculum and pedagogy
  • 440999. Social work not elsewhere classified
  • 470306. English as a second language

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
QATESOL
National Association of Enabling Educators
Refugee Education Special Interest Group
English Australia Mental Health Special Interest Group
International Trauma-informed TESOL Special Interest Group
ASTSS Forced Migration Special Interest Group
HERDSA
BBus
QUT
1994
BBus(Hons)
QUT
1995
MA
UNE
2012
PhD
Qld
2023

Insider Views on English Language Pathway Programmes to Australian Universities

Wilson, Victoria, Babaei, Homeira, Dolmai, Merna and Sawa, Suhail. 2022. "Insider Views on English Language Pathway Programmes to Australian Universities." Cantat, Celine, Cook, Ian M. and Rajaram, Prem Kumar (ed.) Opening Up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees. New York, United States. Berghahn Books. pp. 164-177

Nothing about us without us: An investigation into trauma-informed teaching of English to speakers of other languages at universities in south-east Queensland

Wilson, Victoria. 2023. Nothing about us without us: An investigation into trauma-informed teaching of English to speakers of other languages at universities in south-east Queensland. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Queensland. https://doi.org/10.14264/87822a6

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Trauma-informed English Language Teaching to Adults

Wilson, Victoria E.. 2022. "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Trauma-informed English Language Teaching to Adults." Paris Conference on Education (PCE2022). Paris, France 16 - 19 Jun 2022 France. https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0962.2022.19

Trauma-informed teaching of adults

Wilson, Victoria. 2020. "Trauma-informed teaching of adults." Fine Print. 43 (2), pp. 9-14.

Fukushima and beyond: teaching trauma survivors

Wilson, Victoria. 2017. "Fukushima and beyond: teaching trauma survivors." Clements, P., Krause, A. and Brown, H. (ed.) JALT2016 - Transformation in Language Education. Nagoya, Japan 25 - 28 Nov 2016 Tokyo, Japan.

Mapping the values and identities of academics who teach into widening participation university preparation programs

Balloo, Kieran, Crane, Daniel, Crank, Russell, Hopkins, Susan, McGovern, Mary, Parkes, Geoffrey, Penno, Julie, Ramos, Fabiane, Singh, Niharika, Todd, Nicholas, Wilson, Victoria, Windsor, Angela and Worsley, Sue. 2022. "Mapping the values and identities of academics who teach into widening participation university preparation programs." Society for Research into Higher Education International Research (SRHE) Conference 2022. 05 - 09 Dec 2022 United Kingdom.

Nothing about us without us: An investigation into trauma-informed teaching of English to speakers of other languages at universities in south-east Queensland

Wilson, Victoria. 2019. "Nothing about us without us: An investigation into trauma-informed teaching of English to speakers of other languages at universities in south-east Queensland." School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work Research Week 2019. Mater Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 11 - 13 Jun 2019 Australia.

Evidence-Based Trauma-informed Second Language Teaching to Adults

Wilson, Victoria. 2023. "Evidence-Based Trauma-informed Second Language Teaching to Adults." NEAS Ukraine Workshop Series. https://online.neas.org.au/courses/ukraine-workshop-series/ 18 - 18 Apr 2023 Australia.

Human Informed TESOL: Lessons from trauma-informed practice that help all learners

Wilson, Victoria. 2022. "Human Informed TESOL: Lessons from trauma-informed practice that help all learners." English Australia Mental Health SIG Symposium: Brave New World. 03 - 04 Aug 2022

Trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and strength-based teaching

Wilson, Victoria. 2021. "Trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and strength-based teaching ." Culturally Responsive Teaching for Students from Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Backgrounds Symposium. Western Sydney University 05 - 05 Jul 2021 Australia.

Understanding English language learners: What works for traumatised students, and everyone else too!

Wilson, Victoria. 2021. "Understanding English language learners: What works for traumatised students, and everyone else too! " Victorian Adult Literacy and Basic Education Council (VALBEC) Webinar. 05 - 05 May 2021 Australia.

Trauma-informed teaching of adults learning a second or other language

Wilson, Victoria. 2020. "Trauma-informed teaching of adults learning a second or other language." Victorian Adult Literacy Basic Education Council 2020 Conference (VALBEC 2020): All Comers Welcome. 02 - 02 Dec 2020 Australia.

Student voice: Embracing our learners' knowledge in teaching and research

Wilson, Victoria. 2020. "Student voice: Embracing our learners' knowledge in teaching and research." Victorian Adult Literacy Basic Education Council 2020 Conference (VALBEC 2020): All Comers Welcome. 02 - 02 Dec 2020 Australia.

Trauma-informed pedagogy for adult learners of EAL

Wilson, Victoria. 2020. "Trauma-informed pedagogy for adult learners of EAL." South Australia TESOL Mini-Conference. Adelaide, SA, Australia 07 - 07 Mar 2020 Australia.

Creating a trauma-sensitive EAL classroom for adults

Wilson, Victoria. 2019. "Creating a trauma-sensitive EAL classroom for adults." Faculty of English Language and Migrant Education Staff Professional Development Program. TAFE QLD, Logan Campus 03 - 03 Oct 2019 Australia.

Welcome, valued & heard: A trauma-informed, humanising pedagogy for adult learners of English as an additional language

Wilson, Victoria. 2019. "Welcome, valued & heard: A trauma-informed, humanising pedagogy for adult learners of English as an additional language." Facing the Challenge: TESOL and EAL Strategies and Skills to support changing needs. Toowoomba, QLD, Australia 01 - 01 Jun 2019

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Wilson, Victoria. 2017. "Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)." The Inaugural Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference 2017. Townsville, QLD, Australia 30 Jun - 01 Jul 2017 Australia.

Post-traumatic stress disorder: Pedagogical implications for the English as a second or other language classroom

Wilson, Tori. 2016. "Post-traumatic stress disorder: Pedagogical implications for the English as a second or other language classroom." QATESOL Professional Development Day. Toowoomba, QLD, Australia 06 - 07 May 2016 Australia.

Understanding and responsiveness in the trauma-informed adult ESL classroom

Wilson, Victoria E., Le Brocque, Robyne, Drayton, John and Hammer, Sara. 2024. "Understanding and responsiveness in the trauma-informed adult ESL classroom." The Australian Educational Researcher. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-023-00680-2

Exploring the identities of pathways educators through the lens of Third Space Theory

Balloo, Kieran, Ramos, Fabiane, Crank, Russell, Crane, Daniel, Hopkins, Susan, McGovern, Mary, Parkes, Frey, Penno, Julie, Singh, Niharika, Todd, Nicholas, Wilson, Victoria, Windsor, Angela and Worsley, Sue. 2023. "Exploring the identities of pathways educators through the lens of Third Space Theory." Pedagogy Culture and Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/14681366.2023.2230986

Fukushima and Beyond: Teaching Trauma Survivors

Wilson, Victoria. 2017. "Fukushima and Beyond: Teaching Trauma Survivors." JALT2016 - Transformation in Language Education. Nagoya, Japan 25 - 28 Nov 2016 Japan. Japan Association for Language Teaching.