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Dr Aileen Pearson-Evans

School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

Name: Dr Aileen Pearson-Evans
Department: School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 5459
Email Address: aileen.pearson-evans@dcu.ie
Room: CG53
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Aileen Pearson-Evans is an Associate Professor in Intercultural Studies, in the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. She holds a doctorate from Trinity College Dublin on the topic of Irish university students’ cross-cultural adjustment during study abroad in Japan. She has worked extensively both at home and abroad teaching EFL, French, German and Japanese language and culture. Her research interests include: cross-cultural adaptation, the intercultural dimension of foreign language teaching, intercultural training and conflict resolution, East-West communication, intercultural issues in work environments. She co-ordinated the EU Leonardo-funded European Intercultural Workplace (EIW) project (2004-7), led by DCU and comprising a partnership of 10 European countries, which investigated the impact of cultural diversity at work and produced a set of training materials entitled 'Europe at Work' (DVD and Training manual) to enhance communication and intercultural awareness and understanding within European workplaces.  She is Director of the DCU Languaculture Space, a multilingual /multicultural hub established in 2012, where International and Domestic students meet and share their languages and cultures. Recent publications include: ‘Recording the Journey: Irish students in Japan’ in Living and Studying Abroad (M. Byram and A. Feng Eds., 2006).

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