P.E Roland Sussex

Word- Known Linguist

Professor Emeritus  Roland Sussex OAM

Roland (Roly) Sussex (M.A. Hons Canterbury, PhD London) was Professor of Applied Language Studies at the University of Queensland from 1989 until 2010. Before that he taught Linguistics and Russian at the University of Reading (UK) and Monash University in Melbourne, and was the foundation professor of Russian at the University of Melbourne from 1977 to 1989.

He is currently Research Professor in the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation, and in the School of Languages and Cultures, at the University of Queensland.

He was chair of the Library Board of Queensland from 2009 to 2014, and then Deputy Chair (2014-2016). He was President of the Alliance Française of Brisbane (2010-2017). In 2012 he was made Patron of the Institute of Professional Editors.

Professor Emeritus Roland Sussex

Professor Emeritus Roland Sussex

World Renowned Linguist

His current research is located in the triangle between language, culture and society, and technology. He is co-chief investigator in the PainLang Research Group at the University of Queensland, which is investigating the use of language in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pain (http://www.uq.edu.au/painlang/).

His most recent major publications are The Slavic Languages with Paul Cubberley, Cambridge University Press, 2006; and Andy Kirkpatrick and Roland Sussex (eds), English as an international language in Asia: Implications for language education. Berlin and London: Springer-Verlag, 2012).

Roly Sussex writes a weekly column on language for the Brisbane Courier-Mail, and has been broadcasting every week to Queensland on ABC radio since 1997, and for the last decade to South Australia.

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012, and was a made a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques in 2017.