Lalitha Velautham

Lecturer


Contact Information

Telephone: 6516 3597
Email: elclv@nus.edu.sg
Office: CELC #03-31 (10 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117511)
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Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Masters in English as a Second Language, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Education (TESL) (Hons), University of Malaya, Malaysia

Research Interests

  • Academic literacy
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Researcher education
  • Professional communication
  • Media studies
  • Discourse studies
  • Literary studies

Publications

  • Picard, M., & Velautham, L. (2016). Developing Independent Listening Skills for English as an Additional Language Students. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 28(1), 52-65.
  • Picard, M., Warner, R., & Velautham, L. (2011). Enabling postgraduate students to become autonomous ethnographers of their disciplines. In C. Nygaard, N. Courtney, & L. Frick (Eds.), Postgraduate Education: Form and Function (pp. 149-166). Oxfordshire: Libri Publishing.
  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2010). Reshaping HDR supervisor writing advice through unpacking discourses. HERDSA Annual International Conference (Vol. 33, pp. 621-633). Melbourne, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2009). Collaborating equals: Engaging faculties through teaching-led research. Journal of Academic Language and Learning, 3(2), 132-139.
  • Velautham, L. (2003, 8 January). Ordinary people, magical lives. New Straits Times, p. 7.
  • Velautham, L. (2002, 9 October). Rich nuggets from multicultural writers. New Straits Times, p. 7.
  • Velautham, L. (2002, 8 May). Swept along by a tide of events. New Straits Times, p. 6.
  • Velautham, L. (2002, 3 February). Diamonds shine through in Desai's dust. Sunday Star, p. 16.
  • Velautham, L. (2000, 11 June). Crisp delivery of a brutal tale. Sunday Star, p. 16.
  • Velautham, L. (1998, 19 July). Explosive twist to an old plot. Sunday Star, p. 8.
  • Velautham, L. (1998, 22 March). Thriller with a soul. New Straits Times, p. 19.
  • Velautham, L. (1997, 9 August). Coming of age in a middle-class family. New Straits Times, p. 9.
  • Velautham, L. (1997, 16 July). Another view of 'Arranged Marriage.’ New Straits Times, p. 6.
  • Velautham, L. (1997, 8 June). Alluring themes of relationships. Sunday Star, p. 18.
  • Velautham, L. (1997, 20 April). Dash of intrigue in overworked tale. Sunday Star, p. 23.
  • Velautham, L. (1996, 24 November). Spiel of delightful voices. Sunday Star, p. 19.
  • Velautham, L. (1996, 28 January). Seeing the life beyond this life. Sunday Star, p. 10.
  • Velautham, L. (1995, 24 September). Moving tale of a migrant's rite of passage. Sunday Star, p. 1.

Research Funding

  • Picard, M, Velautham, L & Talukdar, J (2012). Towards a Thesis Assessment Matrix: Assessing research across disciplinary and publication format boundaries. Faculty of the Professions Momentum Fund Grant. The University of Adelaide.
  • Picard, M. and L. Velautham (2010). Developing every day and academic listening skills: online, adaptable self-access materials for EAL students. Association for Academic Language and Learning.

Seminar & Conferences

  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2016). Exploring research topic negotiation and academic identity in postgraduate disciplinary communication. Paper presented at the 5th CELC Symposium, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Picard, M., & Velautham, L. (2016). Topic Delineation: The role of structure, culture and agency. Paper presented at the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2015). Negotiating the research topic and managing disciplinary boundaries: insights from international postgraduate students. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Education and Psychology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Picard, M., & Velautham, L. (2014). Towards a Thesis Assessment Matrix: An Action Research Project. Paper presented at the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Picard, M., & Velautham, L. (2013). Towards a Thesis Assessment Matrix: Assessing research across disciplinary and publication format boundaries. Paper presented at the 4th Biennial Conference on Research into Postgraduate Supervision, Spier, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Velautham, L. (2012). Investigating the Use of an Online Discussion Tool to Enhance Communication across Cultures in Postgraduate Supervision. Paper presented at the 7th Malaysia International Conference on Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2012). Tending the Research Garden. Paper presented at the Academic Consortium 21, The University of Adelaide, Australia.
  • Picard, M., & Velautham, L. (2011). Developing EAL listening independently through online adaptable, self-access tools. Paper presented at the 10th Biennial Conference for the Association for Academic Language and Learning, The University of South Australia, Australia.
  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2010). Collaborating equals: Engaging faculties through teaching-led research. Paper presented at the 9th Biennial Conference of the Association for Academic Language Learning, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Velautham, L., & Picard, M. (2010). Reshaping HDR supervisor writing advice through unpacking discourses. Paper presented at the HERDSA 2010 International Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Picard, M., & Velautham, L. (2009). Critical discourse analysis: Enhancing the quality and uptake of supervisor writing advice. Paper presented at the HERDSA International Teaching and Learning Conference, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.
  • Velautham, L. (2009). Pronunciation in context: Strategies for postgraduate EAL students. Paper presented at the Teaching and Learning Forum, Curtin University, Perth, Australia.
  • Velautham, L. (2002). Literature in the ESL Classroom. Paper presented at the 4th Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching, Seremban, Malaysia.
  • Velautham, L. (2000). A Discourse Analysis of a Malaysian Short Story. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language and Cognition, University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  • Velautham, L. (2000). Motivating ESL/EFL Learners in a Reading Class. Paper presented at the 3rd Malaysia International Conference on English Language Teaching, Malacca, Malaysia.