Dr Prue Holmes
Prue Holmes is Senior Lecturer in International and Intercultural Education in the Department of Education and MA Programme Director. She teaches postgraduate modules in international and intercultural education and intercultural communication. Prue’s teaching experience includes intercultural communication at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and English as a Foreign Language and English language teacher education in Italy, China, and Hong Kong.
Currently, Prue leads an AHRC-funded “Researching Multilingually” project (www.researchingmultilingually.com) on building research design and practice in multilingual contexts, and another, funded by HEA/UKCISA on internationalisation and the student experience. Other current research includes intercultural dialogue; the intercultural dimensions of foreign language teaching, and of English as a lingua franca; and internationalisation. She has published extensively on intercultural encounters; communication and learning experiences of international and Chinese students; intercultural competence, immigrant communication experiences; intercultural education; and intercultural dialogue. She has received further research commissions from UNESCO (Paris), Education New Zealand, and the Ministry of Education (International), New Zealand.
Prue supervises dissertations and theses in the areas of intercultural communication, intercultural competence, and intercultural education; the intercultural dimensions of foreign language education; intercultural citizenship; internationalisation; students’ learning and intercultural experiences; identity, and Chinese students’ adaptation/adjustment and intercultural experiences abroad. She would welcome applications from prospective doctorate students on the above topics.
Prue is Chairperson of the International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC) http://ialic.net/?page_id=15 . She will host their biannual conference at Durham University from 30 November to 1 December, 2012.
- Intercultural Education Resources for Erasmus Students and their Teachers
- Researching Multilingually
- Intercultural and International Education
- Intercultural Communications/ Competence/ Dialogue/ Encounters
- Internationalisation, including the student experience
- Researching multilingually
- The Intercultural Dimensions of Language Learning and Teaching
Journal papers: academic
- Holmes, P. & O'Neill, G. (2012). Developing and evaluating intercultural competence: Ethnographies of intercultural encounters. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 36(5): 707-718.
- Ganesh, S. & Holmes, P. (2011). Positioning intercultural dialogue—theories, pragmatics, and an agenda. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication 4(2): 81-86.
- Zaidman, N. & Holmes, P. (2009). Business communication as cultural text: Exchange and feedback of promotional video clips. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 33(6): 535-549.
- Holmes, P. (2008). Foregrounding harmony: Chinese international students voices in communication with their New Zealand peers. China Media Research 4(4): 102-110.
- Holmes, P. & Janson, A. (2008). Migrants' communication practices with ICTs: Tools for facilitating migration and adaptation?. International Journal of Technology, Knowledge & Society 4(6): 51-62.
- Cockburn-Wootten, C., Holmes, P. & Simpson, M. (2008). Teaching teamwork in business communication/management programs. Business Communication Quarterly 71(4): 417-420.
- Holmes, P. (2006). Problematising intercultural communication competence in the pluricultural classroom: Chinese students in a New Zealand university. Language and Intercultural Communication 6(1): 18-34.
- Holmes, P., Cockburn-Wootten, C., Motion, J., Zorn, T. & Roper, J. (2005). Critical reflective practice in teaching management communication. Business Communication Quarterly 68(2): 247-256.
- Holmes, P. (2005). Ethnic Chinese students' communication with cultural others in a New Zealand university. Communication Education 54(4): 289-331.
- Bird, P. & Holmes, P. (2005). Perception, communication, understanding: New Zealand (tertiary) students' experiences with international students in the classroom. Communication Journal of New Zealand 6(1): 3-21.
- Holmes, P. (2004). Negotiating differences in learning and intercultural communication: Ethnic Chinese students in a New Zealand university. Business Communication Quarterly 67(3): 294-307.
- Holmes, P. & O'Halloran, S. (2003). Communicating across cultures on the Internet: Implications for global(ising) e-education. Australian Journal of Communication 30(2): 65-84.
- Holmes, P. (2012). Business and Management Education. In The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication. Jackson, J. London: Routledge. 464-480.
- Holmes, P. (2011). Business and management education. In The Routledge Handbook of Language and Intercultural Communication. Jackson, J. Routledge: London. 464-480.
- Holmes, P. & O'Neill, G. (2010). Autoethnography and Self-reflection: tools for self-assessing intercultural competence. In Becoming intercultural: Inside and outside the classroom. Tsau, J. & Houghton S. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars. 167-193.
- Holmes, P. & Tan, E. (2007). Getting our wires crossed: Culture conflict in email and telephone messages. In Management Communication: New Zealand and Australian Case Studies. Page, D. & Zorn, T. Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson Education.
- Holmes, P. & Zaidman, N. (2007). The role of culture in persuasive presentations: An Israeli and New Zealand student video exchange. In The influence of culture in the world of business. Hinner, M.B. (ed) Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Peter Lang.
Journal papers: online
- Holmes, P. & O'Neill, G. (2005). Intercultural communication in tertiary pluricultural education: Bridging the social divide. International Journal of Learning 12.