Dr Jasper Hsieh

Dr Jasper Hsieh

Senior Lecturer

PhD (Education), Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), BA (Applied Linguistics)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Education

I am a Lecturer specialising in TESOL, educational design and educational technology. I have engaged with different research methods and tools, such as online surveys and SPSS for quantitative analysis, and semi-structured interviews and Nvivo for qualitative research. Some important theories that I have worked with are Bourdieuian habitus, field and capital, Communities of Practice, and theories around internationalising curriculum and quality assurance for learning. Currently, I am leading research projects on Taiwan's Bilingual 2030 Initiative and theorising educational technology as a field of inquiry. I welcome collaborations in the aforementioned areas. 

  • Books | 2020
    Hsieh JK-T, 2020, International Student Mobility Exploring Identities and Engagements, Routledge
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Hsieh JK-T; Shee Yeung AW, 2021, 'Navigating through COVID-19 Complexity', in Impacts of COVID-19 on International Students and the Future of Student Mobility, Routledge, pp. 172 - 183, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003138402-13
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Hsieh JKT; Gao X; Bell S, 2021, 'The Multilayered Nature of Becoming Nonnative-English-Speaking Teacher', TESOL Quarterly, 56, pp. 178 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tesq.3057
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hsieh JK-T, 2020, 'An ethnography of Taiwanese international students’ identity movements: Habitus modification and improvisation', Journal of International Students, http://dx.doi.org/10.32674/jis.v10i4.1065
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hsieh JKT; Wang LY, 2020, 'Three taiwanese students’ identity transformations: Complexity within a cohort of international students', Journal of College Student Development, 61, pp. 624 - 636, http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/csd.2020.0059
    Journal articles | 2018
    Hsieh JK-T, 2018, 'Positioning the Researcher in the Studies of International Student Identities', Journal of International Students, 8, pp. 659 - 676, http://dx.doi.org/10.32674/jis.v8i2.97
    Journal articles | 2018
    Shin G-H; Hsieh JK-T, 2018, 'TEACHING KOREAN AS A LINGUA FRANCA: DIGITAL UPLIFTING PROJECT AT UNSW SYDNEY', International Review of Korean Studies, 15, pp. 69 - 94
    Journal articles | 2013
    Hsieh K-T; Dong D-H; Wang L-Y, 2013, 'A preliminary study of applying shadowing technique to English intonation instruction', Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, 11, pp. 43 - 66

2020 A. Norm Chomsky Global Connection Award 

TESOL Quarterly Most Cited Article 2021-2022

Project Chief Investigator

  • 2022-present: Understanding teachers’ professional identity transformations under the Taiwanese Government's Bilingual 2030 (Areas: Teacher education, TESOL)


Project co-investigator

  • 2020-present with BABS, UNSW: "Evaluation of the impact of the use of the electronic laboratory notebook on the student's learning experience and their career skills development" (Areas: Pedagogy, online learning)



Fellow of the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (2018 - 2023)

Associate Editor of Journal of International Students (2017 - 2023)

Member of TESOL International Association (since 2023)

My Research Supervision

(Oct 2022-present) (Secondary supervisor)

  • Miss Yi Sun, School of Education, UNSW Sydney
  • PhD research: The Professional Experience of Return TESOL Graduate Teachers in China


(Jan 2023-present) (Secondary supervisor)

  • Mr. Hengxi Wang, School of Education, UNSW Sydney
  • PhD research: Teacher Identity Construction in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) programs of Chinese University. 


(Sep 2023-present) (Secondary supervisor)

  • Miss Rosalin Gusdian, School of Education, UNSW Sydney
  • PhD research: Investigating Indonesian pre-service teachers’ needs of incorporating World Englishes in TESOL education programs: Between expectations and challenges.

My Teaching

EDST5454 Developing Literacies: From Kindergarten to University

EDST2003 Learning & Teaching: Language, Literacy and Numeracy