About Us Staff Profiles Mr. Daniel O'Sullivan

Mr. Daniel O'Sullivan

Mr. Daniel O'Sullivan

Mr. Daniel O'Sullivan

Learning Advisor


  • Master of Letters (M. Litt - Applied Linguistics), The University of Sydney, 2007-2011
  • Cambridge English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), International House, Sydney, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts (French Studies, Spanish & Linguistics), The University of Sydney, 1999-2001
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110), The Australian Business and Retail Academy
  • Certificate IV in Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN401A), Inspire Education

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Daniel is an English for academic purposes (EAP) practitioner and educational linguist with 20 years’ experience teaching English to a range of ages, levels and nationalities. He holds a M. Litt in Applied Linguistics from Sydney University and is a PhD candidate in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. Daniel specialises in academic writing, drawing on frameworks from linguistics and sociology to give students access to the language and knowledge practices valued in their field and ways of demonstrating this understanding. He enjoys creating inclusive and supportive learning environments where students feel safe to challenge themselves, develop the confidence and capability to take risks, and reflect on their learning to better understand who succeeds in education, how and why.

Research Interests

Daniel’s research interests include enacting systemic functional linguistics (SFL) and Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) to better understand disciplinary and discipline-specific knowledge, curricular and pedagogic practices. His PhD draws on LCT to illuminate the nature of the epistemological complexities involved in EAP knowledge, semiotic and discursive practices.