Jane Torr is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Education at Macquarie University. She has spent over thirty years researching and teaching in the areas of young children’s language, literacy, and literary development in home and Early Childhood Education and Care settings. She has drawn on insights from systemic functional linguistic theory to support her research, which has been published in both academic and professional journals. Her most recent work has focused on the language learning opportunities available to infants and toddlers attending Early Childhood Education and Care centres, particularly during interactions involving shared attention to picture books.
Y. J. Doran is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literacy at the Australian Catholic University. His research focuses on language, semiosis, knowledge and education, and spans the fields of educational linguistics, discourse analysis, language description and multimodality in English and Sundanese
Ken Tann is Lecturer in Management Communication at the UQ Business School, where he pioneered the application of genre pedagogy in the design of business and academic communication courses across the Master of Business, MBA and HDR programs, and the career management capstone course. He is a founding member of LCT-Queensland, and he applies SFL and social semiotics to interdisciplinary research with industry professionals, including in product marketing, finance, aged care, and office design.
Emilia Djonov is a Senior Lecturer in language and literacy education at Macquarie University, Australia, and holds a PhD from the University of NSW. Her research interests and expertise lie in social semiotics, critical and multimodal discourse analysis, early language and literacy, and multiliteracies education. She is currently engaged in collaborative research that includes critical multimodal studies of semiotic software technologies in various contexts, explorations of space and time in children's transmedia narratives (with Chiao-I Tseng), two longitudinal studies of the language environment of infants and toddlers in early childhood centres and their development of literacy- and learning-oriented language (MQ TaLK! and MQ Toddler TaLK!), and the citizen semiotics project PanMeMic (with Elisabetta Adami).
Helen Caple is Associate Professor in Journalism at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Her research interests centre on news photography, text-image relations in new and old media, discursive news values analysis, and visual-verbal representations of diversity. Key publications include: Photojournalism Disrupted: The View from Australia (2019–Routledge); Multimodal News Analysis Across Cultures (2020-Cambridge University Press) with Changpeng Huan & Monika Bednarek; and the edited volume Shifts Towards Image-Centric Practices in the Contemporary Media Sphere (2020–Routledge) with Hartmut Stöckl & Jana Pflaeging. She is also the co-author (with Monika Bednarek) of The Discourse of News Values (2017, Oxford University Press), which offers a comprehensive examination of the visual and verbal construal of news values from a discursive perspective.
Tuomo Hiippala is Associate Professor in English Language and Digital Humanities at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His current research interests include the multimodality of diagrams and how computational methods may be used to support empirical research on multimodality. His main publications include The Structure of Multimodal Documents (Routledge, 2015) and Multimodality: Foundations, Research and Analysis (De Gruyter,2017, with John A. Bateman and Janina Wildfeuer).