Averil Grieve


Student Academic Support Unit

MA Cross Cultural Comm, PhD Applied Lings

Email: Averil.Grieve@monash.edu

Telephone: +61 3 9903 2803


Averil currently coordinates a program providing communication and cultural support for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) social work students on placement. She also trains academic staff and field educators in transcultural teaching practices and is an advisor for bilingual education and the teaching and learning of additional languages. Averil also provides external consultations and trainings for working in multicultural educational and professional settings.

Averil’s current research interests are the acquisition of language on clinical placement, transcultural teaching practices and scaffolded language learning of communication skills in tertiary curricula design.


Pre-placement Meetings, Engaging with colleagues, Writing case notes


2019 FMNHS Learning & Teaching Research Grant ($20,000)

2018 FMNHS Travel Grant ($2,000)

Select Publications

Grieve, A., Ta, B., & Ross, B. (2021). The transcultural training needs of placement educators of international social work students. International Journal of Social Work Education, Advance online publication.

Ta, B., Ross, B. & Grieve, A. (2020). Placement educators’ positionings with regard to supervising international social work students in Australia. Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, 22(1), 7-22.

Ross, B., Ta, B. & Grieve, A. (2019). Placement Educators’ Experiences and Perspectives of Supervising International Social Work Students in Australia, Australian Social Work, 72(2): 188-205.

Grieve, A. (2015). The impact of host family relations and length of stay on adolescent identity expression during study abroad. Multilingua, 34(5): 623-657.

Grieve, A. (2013). ‘Die Erfüllung eines Traums’: Challenging the monolingual mindset through the establishment of an early immersion language programme. In J. Hajek & Y. Slaughter (Eds). Challenging the Monolingual Mindset. (pp. 227-240). Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Averil Grieve Research:

Monash University Research