Researcher biography

Marisa Cordella is an Associate Professor in Spanish linguistics. She holds a PhD in Linguistics from Monash University, an MA and Graduate Diploma in TESOL from the University of Canberra and a BA in translating and interpreting from Chile. Her area of expertise is discourse analysis and she has carried out cross-disciplinary research projects in collaboration with colleagues from Medicine and Psychology both in Australia and abroad. Marisa has led many research groups as well as the Spanish Programs at Monash University and the University of Queensland and she is currently Director of Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures.

She has published widely in peer-review journals, book chapters and is author of two books on discourse analysis and medical communication (one sole and one co-authored) and recently published a co-edited book on intergenerational and intercultural communication. Her research expertise and postgraduate supervision are in the areas of discourse analysis, intercultural and intergenerational communication, medical communication, ageing across cultures and translation studies.