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Dr. Sophie Reissner-Roubicek



Principal Teaching Fellow


Centre for Applied Linguistics
University of Warwick
Tel: 024761 50601

Research Interests

Research interests are closely linked to teaching on the MSc in Intercultural Communication for Business and the Professions and the BA in Language, Culture and Communication, as well as to designing and delivering blended intercultural training for professionals and students across disciplines and internationally. Sophie is currently part of a UK-Japan research team collecting data on intercultural communication in international construction projects, with a view to developing new resources for the global engineering industry.

Her doctoral study of graduate job interviews, conducted at the University of Auckland, highlighted the crucial role of questions about teamwork and leadership and has subsequently led her to focus on how people actually do teamwork and leadership, especially in multicultural teams.

Findings also offer a timely and relevant perspective on the intercultural job interview literature, contributing to the wider study of communication-focused professional and institutional activities, with implications for the teaching and learning of tertiary communication skills and the training of careers advisers.

Sophie is part of the AL team working with the Office for Global Engagement to develop students' intercultural competence, and academic lead in a Monash-Warwick Alliance project researching the implementation of their GoGlobal Study Abroad Intercultural Training. She also recently collaborated with Dr Elke Thonnes in a WIHEA-funded project on supporting students working in STEM project teams, which will be presented in workshop format at the 2017 HEA Annual Conference.


Prior to her current role as Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, Sophie was based at the University of Auckland in New Zealand where her doctoral research was conducted, working in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics as a tutor/lecturer in ELT methodology, as a Language Advisor in extra-curricular English language support, and for the Centre for Academic Development's Academic Practice and eLearning Groups as a resource developer and researcher. Other qualifications include BA Hons in Latin & Greek (University College, London), CELTA, and MA Hons in Language Teaching and Learning (Auckland).

Research Projects

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  • Schnurr, Stephanie, Wharton, Sue, Alansari, Suha, Angouri, Jo, Chimbwete Phiri, Rachel, Chiriatti, Teresa, Debray, Carolin, Efthymiadou, Christina, Hah, Sixian, Harrison, Tilly, KedveÅ¡, Ana, Khamkhien, Attapol, Kim, Kyoung-mi, Mohd Omar, Nor Azikin, Nguyen, Thi Hong Nhung, Reissner-Roubicek, Sophie, 2016. Not so 'innocent' after all? : exploring corporate identity construction online. Discourse and Communication, 10 (3), pp. 291-313, View
  • Reissner-Roubicek, Sophie, 2012. "The guys would like to have a lady" : the co-construction of gender and professional identity in interviews between employers and female engineering students. Pragmatics, 22 (2), pp. 231-254, View
  • Loewen, Shawn, Reissner-Roubicek, Sophie, 2009. A comparison of incidental focus on form in the second language classroom and chatroom. Computer Assisted Language Learning, Vol.22 (No.2), pp. 101-114, View
Books and Chapters
  • Reissner-Roubicek, Sophie, 2015. Juggling 'I's and 'we's with 'he's and 'she's : negotiating novice professional identities in stories of teamwork told in job interviews. In: Van de Mieroop, D.; Schnurr, Stephanie, 1975-; (ed.), Identity Struggles: Evidence From Workplaces Around the World: , John Benjamins Publishing Company, View
  • Reissner-Roubicek, Sophie, 2015. Teamwork and the 'global graduate' : negotiating core skills and competencies with employers in recruitment interviews. In: Angouri, Jo; Marra, Meredith; Holmes, Jane; (ed.), Negotiating Boundaries at Work: , Edinburgh University Press, View
  • Price, T., Reissner-Roubicek, Sophie, 2014. Finding your first graduate role in engineering. In: ; (ed.), Working in engineering : a practical guide to engineering careers for graduates, Bath, Trotman, pp. 181-216, View

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