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Dr Nathan Lowien

Dr Nathan Lowien
Name Nathan Lowien
Position Lecturer (English Curriculum and Pedagogy)
Section School of Education
Office A232
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4503
Extension 4503
Email
Qualifications BEd USQ , GCertScaffEng Canberra , MEd Canberra , PhD
Homepage https://research.usq.edu.au/researcher/80y87/dr-nathan-lowien
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Nathan’s research is focused on English curriculum and pedagogy. He investigates the interrelationship between language, literature and literacy in multimodal texts such as videogames, animated films and online advertisements. Nathan uses systemic functional linguistic and semiotic theory and multimodal critical discourse analysis research methodologies, incorporating qualitative and quantitative methods. His research contributes to multimodal theory and the applied research field of English pedagogy. Nathan provides service to the profession through his roles as the ALEA – Queensland State Treasurer and the President of the ALEA Brisbane+ local council. In 2023, Nathan was awarded an ALEA Associate Fellow. Also, the Brisbane+ local council was recognised as an ALEA Honour council for its contribution to literacy within the council region.


  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )
  • Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) ( 200408 )
  • English And Literacy Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Lote ( 390104 )
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Applied Linguistics And Educational Linguistics ( 470401 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Linguistics ( 470400 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )

Literacy education, Multimodality, Educational Semiotics and Systemic Functional Linguistics


Associate Fellow of the Australian Literacy Educators' Association
Life membership of the Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association


  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

  • English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL) ( 130204 )
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators ( 130313 )
  • Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics) ( 200408 )
  • English And Literacy Curriculum And Pedagogy (excl. Lote ( 390104 )
  • Teacher Education And Professional Development Of Educators ( 390307 )
  • Applied Linguistics And Educational Linguistics ( 470401 )
  • Curriculum And Pedagogy ( 390100 )
  • Linguistics ( 470400 )
  • Education Systems ( 390300 )