Kay O’Halloran is currently Professor in the School of Education at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She is an international leader in multimodal analysis research.
Kay O’Halloran was the former the director of the Multimodal Analysis Lab and deputy director of the Interactive & Digital Media Institute (IDMI) and Associate Professor in the Department of English Language & Literature at the National University of Singapore. During her tenure, she was the Principal Investigator for large grants funded by Interactive & Digital Media Programme Office (IDMPO) Singapore, US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) and the National University of Singapore. These grants form a comprehensive research program aimed at developing interactive digital media technologies and mathematical techniques for multimodal analysis and socio-cultural modeling.
Kay O’Halloran has taught courses in multimodal analysis at the National University of Singapore since 1999, supervised post-graduate students undertaking cutting-edge research in multimodal studies, and has published widely in international referred journals and books. She is founding editor of the Routledge Studies in Multimodality.
Kay O’Halloran received her Ph.D. degree in Communication Studies from Murdoch University (Western Australia), and her B.Sc. (mathematics), Dip.Ed. and B.Ed. (1st Class Honours) from the University of Western Australia.
For information about Kay O’Halloran’s latest research, see “Multimodal Analysis Group” at Curtin University: http://computation.curtin.edu.au/multimodal-analysis-group/