Marie-Claire Patron


  • Bond University, Faculty of Society and Design

    4229 Gold Coast


Accepting PhD Students


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Personal profile

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 29th year at Bond University. My areas of expertise are in Intercultural Communication, World Languages, 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, including 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, fifth and seventh, co-edited with Australian and International authors. The seventh co-edited volume was released in May, 2019.

Extracurricular 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

Award Date: 17 Aug 2006

MA Bond University

Award Date: 5 Oct 2002

BA Monash University

Dip.Ed, Rusden, Victoria

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Research Output

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.

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    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

  • 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).

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