Marie-Claire Patron


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


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Research interests

I have a background in education through teaching Latin Languages, especially French and Spanish, in Australia, France and Spain. I was an examiner for the British Association Examiners Board in Marbella, Spain. During my eight years in Spain, I had industrial experience in business, law, banking and the building industry using extensively my skills in Interpreting and Translation.

This is my 28th year at Bond University. My areas of expertise are in Intercultural Communication, French and Spanish Language. I have coordinated the European languages since 1991.

I am an expert in French and Spanish Language teaching methodology, and have set up the Romance language departments at various educational institutions in Australia and Spain. I developed the French and Spanish Language courses at Bond, which now boasts exchange programs where students complete their Major degrees in France and in Spain. 

I am on the selection committee for the candidates who apply for an Internship at Austrade, in Paris.

I have published 7 books since 2007, the fourth, fith and seventh, co-edited with Australian and International authors. The seventh co-edited volume was released in May, 2019.

Extra curricular activities include interpreting and translating for Law firms on the Gold Coast, as well as being an official interpreter with Migrant Services.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of South Australia

MA Bond University

BA Monash University

Dip.Ed, Rusden, Victoria

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culture shock Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences
France Social Sciences
brain drain Social Sciences
cultural identity Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Social Adjustment Medicine & Life Sciences
Loneliness Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

Hansel and Gretel Revisited: Quixotic Reflections of Online Dating

Patron, M. C., 15 May 2019, Intercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Idenitty. Patron, M-C. & Kraven, J. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 25-50 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

interdisciplinary research

Intercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity

Patron, M. C. (ed.) & Kraven, J. (ed.), May 2019, Leiden: Brill. 322 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionResearchpeer-review


Coco Through the Looking Glass

Patron, M. C., 13 Apr 2018, 280 p. Bloomington : Balboa Press.

Research output: Other contributionProfessionalpeer-review

World Wide Web

Women, children and war: The experience of intimate partners and their offspring with traumatized men

Rokach, A. & Patron, M. C., 2018, In : International Journal of Psychology Research. 12, 1, p. 75-87 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


A loving triumph over the ravages of war

Patron, M. C., 1 Jan 2017, Women and war: Opening Pandora's Box - Intimate relationships in the shadow of traumatic experiences. Patron, M-C., Wildeboer, R. & Rokach, A. (eds.). New York: Nova Science Publishers, p. 139-155 17 p. (The World of Psychology: Therapeutic, relational, teaching).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Nuclear Family
Anonyms and Pseudonyms

Student theses

A Virtue Epistemic Approach to Critical Thinking

Author: McPhee, R., 8 Oct 2016

Supervisor: Cox, D. (Supervisor) & Patron, M. C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis