Dr Carmel Sandiford
Carmel has extensive experience in primary language and literacy education and has worked in schools, government departments and local and international teacher education institutions. Her research and expertise is in systemic functional linguistic, grammar and literacy teaching, teaching and assessment of writing, and English as an Additional Language, particularly in the primary years of schooling.
Carmel’s most recent publications have reported on teachers’ knowledge of language and its impact on writing. She was the Lead Researcher for the Department of Education and Training (DET) funded project Literacy Teaching Toolkit for schools.